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


Would you like to make a major step forward in your academic career? WU offers ideal conditions to help you achieve that goal.

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the second-largest business university in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe, with over 23,000 students and roughly 2,400 employees working in teaching, research, and administration. WU’s modern campus, right next door to Vienna’s expansive Prater Park, offers impressive, award-winning architecture and an excellent working environment. The Institute for Statistics and Mathematics is currently inviting applications for five

Teaching and Research Associates

Part-time, 30 hours/week

Your responsibilities

As a successful candidate you will be member of WU's newly founded PhD-'label Mathematics in Economics and Business (a special track within the PhD Program In Economics and Social Science offering a modern interdisciplinary scientific education in the area of mathematics for economics and business, see (­economics-and-business).

You will carry out research work in the field of mathematics for economics and business in one of the research areas of the institute (stochastic processes and financial mathematics; statistics and computing; optimization), typically with a focus on applications in finance and economics. The research projects will comprise all aspects of applied mathematics, from model development and mathematical analysis to numerical implementation and statistical estimation of models. Moreover, you will have teaching and supervision duties at the undergraduate level (2hrs of teaching per week).

Your profile

  • MSc or diploma in applied mathematics or, alternatively, an MSc in either quantitative finance, quantitative economics, or statistics, with a strong mathematical background
  • Very good background in stochastics (probability theory and statistics)
  • Good English as well as good programming skills
  • Pedagogical and presentation skills

German language skills are not a prerequisite. Some prior background in economics or finance is an advantage.

We offer a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment in an attractive city. For further information, contact either Prof. Kurt Hornik ( or Prof. Rüdiger Frey (

The minimum gross monthly salary is € 2.196,75, subject to adjustment if candidates can document relevant prior professional experience.

This employee position will be limited to a period of six years, starting on October 01, 2020 (commencement date subject to change).

If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application by April 15, 2020 (ID 599).

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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