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The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto "per aspera ad astra" underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Statistics at the Faculty of Technical Sciences with a preferred starting date of September 1, 2022:

Assistant professor (post-doc), non-tenure track (all genders welcome)

in the working group Stochastic Processes.
Level of employment: 100 % (40 hours/week)
Minimum salary: ¤ 56,861.-- per annum (gross); classification according to collective agreement: B1 lit. b
Limited to: 6 years
Application deadline: June 8, 2022
Reference code: 282/22

The Stochastic Processes group at the Department of Statistics is embedded into the university's area of key research strength "Multiple Perspectives in Optimization (MPOpt)" and it participates in the thematic doctoral programme and the FWF funded doc.funds doctoral school "Modeling - Analysis - Optimization of discrete, continuous, and stochastic systems". Further information on the doctoral programme and the doc.funds doctoral school can be found here:

Area of responsibility

  • Autonomous scientific work including the publication of research articles in one or more of the following fields: numerical methods for stochastic differential equations, computational stochastics, analysis of stochastic differential equations
  • Active participation in the research activities of the research area and at international conferences
  • Autonomous teaching at Bachelor's and Master's level including service teaching
  • Involvement in raising third party funding and in the work on third party funded projects
  • Co-supervision of doctoral students
  • Participation in public relations and third-mission activities


  • Doctoral degree completed at a national or international university in mathematics or a related field
  • Strong background in one or more of the following fields: numerical methods for stochastic differential equations, computational stochastics, analysis of stochastic differential equations
  • First publications in renowned relevant journals
  • Experience in the dissemination of scientific results
  • Fluency in English

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for imparting knowledge
  • Didactic skills and first teaching experience
  • High communication and dissemination skills
  • Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, R, SageMath, Maple, Mathematica, C/C++,...)
  • Fluency in German

Additional information

Our offer:

The employment contract is concluded for the position as an assistant professor without tenure track and stipulates a starting salary of € 4,061.50 gross per month (14 times a year; previous experience deemed relevant to the job can be recognised in accordance with the collective agreement).

The University of Klagenfurt also offers:

  • Personal and professional advanced training courses, management and career coaching, including bespoke training for women in science
  • Numerous attractive additional benefits, see also
  • Diversity- and family-friendly university culture
  • The opportunity to live and work in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in the spheres of culture, nature and sports

The application:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in English providing the following documents:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • List of talks
  • Research statement (at most one page)
  • Copies of degree certificates (Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degree)
  • Copies of official transcripts (Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate) containing the list of all courses and grades
  • Doctoral thesis. If the thesis is not available, candidates should provide an explanation
  • A letter of reference from an experienced scientist. For confidentiality reasons, this letter must be sent directly by that scientist to The deadline for the receipt of the reference letter is June 8, 2022.
  • If an applicant has not received the Doctoral degree by the application deadline, the applicant should provide a declaration, written either by a supervisor or by the candidate themselves, on the feasibility of finishing the Doctoral degree by June 8, 2022 at the latest.

We can only accept applications submitted before the deadline and comprising all necessary documents.

To apply, please select the position with the reference code 282/22 in the category "Scientific Staff" using the link "Apply for this position".

This position as Assistant Professor (postdoc) is a non-tenure track position. It is advertised without the option of negotiating a qualification agreement.

The University of Klagenfurt is aware of its social responsibility even in times of COVID-19. This is reflected by the high proportion of fully immunised persons among students and employees. For this reason, a continued willingness to be vaccinated in connection with COVID-19 is expected upon entering into university employment.

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Michaela Szölgyenyi ( General information about the university as an employer can be found at At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons.

The University of Klagenfurt aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply for the position. Where the qualification is equivalent, women will be given preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

Translations into other languages serve informational purposes only. Solely the version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) is legally binding.

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