WU is currently inviting applications for the position of a full professor1 of Statistics and Econometrics at the Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics. Candidates are expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in their field
a solid academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation or equivalent) in statistics and econometrics or a related area; an outstanding international reputation for high quality scholarship in the area of statistics and econometrics commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals in the field; a strong background in applied probability and computing; proven international experience
Page 1 of 3 Full Professor of Statistics and Econometrics (Ref.no. 2023-01) WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) combines excellence with responsibility. Its rare triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA is a guarantee for the highest quality research and teaching in the fields of business, economics, and business law. WU’s research is characterized by a wide diversity of disciplines practiced at WU, allowing researchers to deal with even the most complex of research questions. International cooperation is very important to WU, and we encourage and support both faculty and student mobility. WU is also very aware of its responsibility to its students, faculty, and staff and is committed to gender equality, equal opportunities, accessibility, family-friendly working conditions, and sustainability. WU is currently inviting applications for the position of a full professor1 of Statistics and Econometrics at the Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics. Candidates are expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in their field. Further details on the call for applications, including a detailed qualification profile, can be found online: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/careers/job-portal/jobs/professorships. WU is committed to diversity and inclusion, and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be supported during each stage of the recruitment process. Candidates’ qualifications will be assessed in the context of their academic age. WU has been awarded University and Family Audit (Audit hochschuleundfamilie) certification and assists dual career couples. For further details, please see https://www.wu.ac.at/en/careers/job-portal. 1 employed under salary group A 1 pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff [Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten], minimum gross yearly salary: €81,571.00; the actual annual gross salary is subject to negotiation Page 2 of 3 Full Professor of Statistics and Econometrics (Ref.no. 2023-01) WU assesses performance in the context of each applicant’s biography and relative to the opportunities available to them. This approach recognizes that academic achievements cannot be assessed separately from each individual researchers’ biographical factors. To ensure equal opportunities, qualifications are evaluated relative to the applicant’s academic age. This means that WU takes biographical factors such as part-time employment or career interruptions due to caregiving or childcare obligations or other functions performed at or outside of a university into account. In your application, you can include personal data related to biographical factors. WU will keep all data that you send us as part of your application confidential. All persons involved in the selection procedure are bound by obligations of secrecy. The new professor of Statistics and Econometrics will join the Institute for Statistics and Mathematics at WU’s Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics. Members of the Institute are affiliated with the PhD Label ‘Mathematics in Economics and Business’, a high-level PhD program. Further, the Institute is responsible for the education in mathematics, statistics and econometrics in WU’s undergraduate programs and is running the reputed MSc program ‘Quantitative Finance’ in close cooperation with the Institute of Finance Banking and Insurance. A) Qualifications The successful candidate is expected to have established an international reputation as a researcher in their field and to have outstanding qualifications. Candidates’ qualifications will be assessed in the context of their academic age. Candidates must have: a) A solid academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation or equivalent) in statistics and econometrics or a related area; b) An outstanding international reputation for high quality scholarship in the area of statistics and econometrics commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals in the field; c) A strong background in applied probability and computing; d) Excellent teaching qualifications at undergraduate and graduate levels; e) proven international experience; f) a strong record in attracting research funding; g) leadership qualities; h) gender and diversity management skills. We are particularly interested in researchers whose scientific work focuses on the computational aspects of modern techniques in statistics and econometrics and their application to the analysis of large data sets. Page 3 of 3 B) What we expect from the successful candidate The successful candidate is expected to perform teaching activities at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD/doctorate, and executive education), both in the classroom and in distance-learning formats. Full professors are expected to teach 8 weekly credit hours. In particular, we expect a strong commitment to assume the role of a module coordinator for the bachelor-level education in statistics and econometrics and the econometrics courses in WU's Master Program in Quantitative Finance. We also expect the new professor to take an active role in the university’s self-governance and third mission activities. C) Application process Applicants should address their applications and all relevant documents (including in any case a letter of motivation, academic CV, reference to the criteria specified in the call for applications) to the rector of WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna and upload those on the link provided/ button below. Please submit your application via WU’s online recruiting tool by June 21, 2023. For details of the position, please contact Professor Kurt Hornik, chair of the Department of Finance Accounting and Statistics by phone: +43-1-31336-4756, or email: email@example.com. For details of the application process, please contact the Senior Faculty Recruitment team email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Only applications uploaded via our online recruiting tool will be considered. In their application documents, applicants must respond to all criteria specified in the call for applications, especially to items A) Qualifications and B) Expectations. A reference to these two items is considered a mandatory element of any application to WU Vienna, and any applications that lack this mandatory element cannot be considered. Please note: 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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