WU Wien (the Department for Global Business and Trade) is currently inviting applications for a fulltime Assistant Professor position, tenure track. This position will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on January 1st , 2016 (commencement date subject to change). After successful fulfillment of a qualification agreement, employment can be made permanent.


For this position, WU offers a very competitive salary and substantial flexibility as to how the teaching load can be distributed across years (including sabbatical options). Furthermore, WU offers a generous conference budget, a large and professionally managed system of research support, and financial bonuses for publications in A and A+ journals.


WU is the largest business university in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe. The university maintains an excellent position as a center for research and teaching and attracts an international group of students and faculty. It offers a broad range of subjects in all areas of economics and business administration. WU is one of only four universities in the German-speaking world to have been awarded the full five-year EQUIS accreditation and is striving to achieve a top position among the leading European business universities. WU provides special support for dual career couples. For details, please see http://www.wu.ac.at/en/



The successful candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda in the area of "Leadership, Management, and Business Across Institutional and Cultural Boundaries" aiming at top journal publications (e.g. FT45, ABS Ranking). Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be strongly interested in collaborating with the different institutes of the department and to contribute to the overall academic standing of WU and the department in the international scientific community. It is also expected that the candidate actively applies for externally funded research projects.

The candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching both at graduate and post-graduate levels. The teaching load will be four courses per year each course with 22.5 contact hours. Depending on the candidate's background, the candidate may teach courses in one or several of the department's programs such as the "CEMS Master in International Management", the "Master in Export and Internationalization Management", the "Master in Supply Chain Management", and/or one of the department's Bachelor specializations.



Applicants should have…

- a doctoral degree or equivalent qualification (e.g. PhD) in business administration or related disciplines

- a research and teaching focus in the area of "Leadership, Management, and Business Across Institutional and Cultural Boundaries"

- an international reputation as a researcher in his/her field and a good publication record (e.g. FT45 publications)

- strong skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods

- a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching

- substantial international experience in non-German speaking countries (e.g. PhD from a foreign university, work experience abroad)

- a very high level of English (e.g. teaching experience in English); teaching experience in German is not necessary

- first experience in attracting research funding and/or experience in leading research projects


The candidates who have been shortlisted after an initial screening are expected to attend a hearing at WU.


For details of the position, please contact the head of the selection committee Prof. Phillip Nell, Institute for International Business (IIB) via email: [log in to unmask]


More information on the department and the department's institutes can be found here: http://www.wu.ac.at/welthandel/structure/en/


Application materials can be submitted online by September 30, 2015. 

Apply here: https://bach.wu.ac.at/z/va/aac/er_admin/form_en_html?aussc=2888&txt=Assistant%20Professor,%20tenure-track



Equal opportunities:

WU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to increase the number of its female faculty and staff members, especially in management positions. Therefore qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. WU has an Equal Opportunities Working Group (information in German here: http://www.wu.ac.at/structure/lobby/equaltreatment/  )




Prof. Dr. Phillip C. Nell

Institute for International Business



Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Vienna University of Economics and Business
Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D1, 3rd Floor

1020 Vienna, Austria

Email: [log in to unmask]

Phone (direct): +43 (1) 31336 4535

Phone (assistant): +43 (1) 31336 4536




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