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


Assistant Professor, non-tenure track

WU Wien

You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? 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
40 hours/week
Starting March 01, 2024, and ending after 6 years

What to expect

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

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.

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, excellent preprints and presentations at seminars and conferences. 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 Rùˆdiger Frey (, +43-1-31336 4760). 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

  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students
  • A modern campus with spectacular architecture in the heart of Vienna
  • Excellent accessibility by public transportation
  • Meaningful work in an open-minded, inclusive, and family-friendly environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • A wide range of benefits, from an in-house medical officer to athletic activities and a meal allowance to a variety of employee discounts

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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 October 04, 2023 under (ID 1867). We are looking forward to hearing from you!

At the application please refer to the FAM-jobs webpage.