Tenure track assistant professor position in Applied Probability and Statistics at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

The Institute for Statistics and Mathematics at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for an

Assistant Professor, tenure track (qualification agreement) in the field of Applied Probability and Statistics

Your responsibilities
The successful applicant will carry out independent research and supervision activities in the field of Applied Probability and Statistics. We are particularly interested in researchers whose scientific work covers the mathematical analysis of applied probabilistic models and their computational and statistical realization. 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 initially comprise 4 hours per week; they can be in quantitative education programs at WU at all levels (bachelor, master and PhD).

Your profile
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 and international experience (a PhD from a non-Austrian university or at least one year of working experience at a non-Austrian university and a good international network). First managerial experience (e.g. acquisition and/or management of third-party projects) is an advantage. German language skills are not a prerequisite, but we expect the willingness to acquire proficiency in German over time.
Further particulars
For details, please contact the institute head, Professor Kurt Hornik, Institute for Statistics and Mathematics, by phone: ++43-1-31336-4756, or email: or Professor Rüdiger Frey (
Starting date is May, 1. 2020 (subject to change)

If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application by January 15, 2020 under (ID 480).

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