Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, TU Wien, Austria TU Wien FAM


Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Associate, tenure track, qualification agreement

You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact in academic research and teaching. Then this position is the perfect next step in your academic career. We offer an environment where you can realize your full potential. At one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We are looking for support at the

Institute for Statistics and Mathematics
Fulltime, 40 hours/week
Starting October 01, 2023, and ending after 6 years

A qualification agreement can be concluded after a contract duration of two years (§ 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement). Pursuant to WU’s Personnel Development Plan, this position can only be fixed-term for up to six years. Once all objectives agreed upon in the qualification agreement have been fulfilled, the employment relationship can be made permanent. Employees who have successfully completed a qualification agreement are classified as associate professors.From an organizational regulation perspective they belong to the group of professors. Three years after successful completion of the qualification agreement, they are entitled to apply for promotion to full professor according to the By-Laws of WU § 43a.

What to expect

The successful applicant will carry out independent research and supervision activities in the field of Statistics and Machine Learning.

We are particularly interested in researchers whose scientific work focuses on the methodological 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.

In line with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, 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).

What you have to offer

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.

Required submission materials:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (incl. list of publications and talks)
  • Research statement (research interests and future agenda, max. 3 pages)
  • Teaching statement (teaching experience and teaching philosophy)
  • Two reference letters or names from at least two references

Other documents supporting your application may be submitted as well.
Please do not submit full papers.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Kurt Hornik (, +43-1-31336 4756) or Professor Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter (, +43-1-31336 5581).

ln case you are invited to a job talk at WU, the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics will refund your travel costs on usual terms.

What we offer you

  • A top business and economics university with renowned experts on the faculty and a diverse range of subjects, triple accredited
  • Excellent infrastructure, both technologically and architecturally, and a wide range of WU service units
  • Diversity and appreciation in an open-minded, inclusive and family-friendly environment
  • Flexibility and individual freedom thanks to flexible working hours
  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students on a conveniently located, architecturally unique campus in the heart of Vienna
  • Generous support for continuing education

The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to € 4.351,90 (14 times per year). This salary may be adjusted based on equivalent prior work experience. In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive social benefits.

Do you want to join the WU team?

Then please submit your application by March 15, 2023 under (ID 1653).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Our goal is to make sure it is safe for students and employees to study and work on campus in person. Therefore, WU recommends to ensure sufficient vaccination protection against Covid-19 at all times.

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