Lecturer in Economics

Company:Webster Vienna Private University

Location:Austria / Vienna


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


For over 40 years Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) has provided its students with an internationally competitive, American-based liberal arts education in the heart of Europe. Accredited in both Austria and the United States, WVPU offers an individualized, student-centered American education within the framework of a European research university. As part of a global network of campuses based in St. Louis, USA, WVPU is dedicated to preparing its students for an increasingly globalized world through academic programs that cultivate critical thinking and intercultural understanding.

Webster Vienna Private University is committed to excellence in teaching and research.  WVPU offers innovative programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, awarding Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. At the undergraduate level, the departments of Business and Management, International Relations, Media Communications, and Psychology are complemented by the Center of Liberal Arts’ multidisciplinary curriculum in the human, social and natural sciences.

We are looking for a maternity leave replacement at the rank of

Lecturer in Economics (f/m/d)

Full-time (40 hours/week), starting date: September 2021

Key responsibilities:

  • Teach a minimum of 5 undergraduate and graduate courses/semester, with a focus on Micro- and Macroeconomics
  • Participate in departmental activities
  • Provide advice and assistance to students in areas of quantitative methods

The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • PhD (or actively engaged in a recognized PhD program) in Economics, Finance or related field
  • Rank-appropriate scholarly track record
  • Teaching excellence in English

WVPU is an equal opportunity employer – we are committed to a non-discriminatory employment policy and a diverse and inclusive community https://webster.ac.at/academics/missionandvalues/join-wvpu.php

As required by Austrian federal law we are obliged to disclose the minimum annual gross compensation for this position, which amounts to 39,000.- EUR (40 hours/week); negotiable on the basis of qualifications and experience. The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.

Applications are to be submitted online via the university’s website:


When applying, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of your research profile, a brief explanation of your teaching philosophy, and three referees who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2021

Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department: hrdepartment@webster.ac.at at WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A – 1020 Vienna.

Your privacy is important to us and we take the General Data Protection Regulation seriously.  It is our goal to be sensitive and respectful of your personal information and to adhere to all facets of the GDPR regulation.  Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our privacy notice, which can be found at: http://www.legacy.webster.ac.at/data-privacy/employee-and-employee-applicant-privacy-notice.html

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