Postdoc Stelle am Institut für Statistik und Mathematik, WU Wien

The Institute for Statistics and Mathematics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) invites application for a non-tenure track assistant professor position

Fulltime, 40 hours/week, starting August 01, 2024, and ending after 18 months

The successful applicant will carry out independent research and supervision activities in the field of modern Statistics. We are particularly interested in researchers whose scientific work focuses on the methodological aspects of modern statistical techniques and their application to the analysis of large data sets. A proven interest in applications from the fields of economics, finance or business is an advantage, but candidates working in other application areas in the fields of social or environmental science are also encouraged to apply.

Teaching duties associated with the position comprise 4 hours per week; they can be in quantitative education programs at WU at all Levels.

You hold a diploma or an MSc as well as a PhD in mathematics, statistics or equivalent.

We expect scientific excellence, documented by publications in internationally recognized journals, excellent preprints and presentations at seminars and conferences. German language skills are not a prerequisite, but we expect the willingness to acquire proficiency in German over time.

Required submission materials:
  • Cover letter
  • CV (incl. list of publications and talks)
  • Research statement (research interests and future agenda, max. 3 pages)
  • Teaching statement (teaching experience and teaching philosophy)
  • Two reference letters or names from at least two references

Other documents supporting your application may be submitted as well. Please do not submit full papers.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Rüdiger Frey (,

Do you want to join the WU team?

Then please submit your application by June 05, 2024 under (ID 2108).

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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