Tenure track assistant professor position in Computational 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 Computational Statistics
Your responsibilities
The successful applicant will carry out independent research and supervision activities in the field of Computational Statistics. We are particularly interested in researchers whose scientific work focuses on the computational aspects of modern statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms 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 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 on the postdoc level 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 of the position, please contact the institute head, Professor Kurt Hornik, Institute for
Statistics and Mathematics, by phone: +43-1-31336-4756, or email:

Starting date for the position is July 01, 2020, at the latest.

If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application by January 06, 2020 under (ID 427).

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