University Assistant in Business, Economics and Statistics
Universität Wien Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.04.2023 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics

Reference number: 13447

The University of Vienna announces the opening of two prae-doc positions in the the Vienna Graduate School of Economics (VGSE). VGSE is located at the University of Vienna and offers a broad three-year PhD program in economics focusing on specialized field courses, research seminars, and intensively supervised research time. The program is entirely run in English.

For more information on VGSE visit

Duration of employment: 1 year/s
Duration of employment: 6 month/s
Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: 48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
As PhD student in Economics at the University of Vienna where you will work on research in Public Finance or Macroeconomics You may be called upon teaching to the extent of the regulations of the collective bargaining agreement.

1) Admission to the PhD Program and acceptance to the VGSE Program.
2) Successful first year presentation.
3) Signed dissertation agreement.
4) Ability to integrate and work with fellow researchers. Be an active contributor to the working and research environment at VGSE. Very good presentation skills and ability to communicate ideas in a structured way.
6) Research proposal in one of the special research fields public finance and/or macroeconomics.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) and a research proposal in one of the special research fields should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 30.12.2022, mentioning reference number

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Macroeconomics;Public finance MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Economics - MUST

Language level Importance
Basic knowledge MUST
Excellent knowledge MUST

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills Importance
Basic Knowledge

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 30.11.2022, mentioning reference number 13447.

For further information please contact Schmidt-Dengler, Philipp +43-1-4277-37465, Klemm-Abraham, Verena +43-1-4277-37402.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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