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Faculty

For 40 years, Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) has provided its students with an internationally competitive, American-based liberal arts education in the heart of Europe. Accredited in both Austria and the United States, WVPU offers an individualized, student-centered American education within the framework of a European research university. As part of a global network of campuses based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, WVPU is dedicated to preparing its students for an increasingly globalized world through academic programs that cultivate critical thinking and intercultural understanding.

Webster Vienna Private University is committed to excellence in teaching and research. WVPU offers innovative programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, awarding Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. At the undergraduate level, the departments of Business and Management, International Relations, Media Communications, and Psychology are complemented by the Center of Liberal Arts’ multidisciplinary curriculum in the human, social and natural sciences.

Current Faculty Vacancies

For over 40 years, Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) has provided its students with an internationally competitive, American-style liberal arts education in the heart of Europe. As part of a global network of campuses based in St. Louis, USA, WVPU offers a student-centered education within the framework of a European research university. We offer accredited programs in our Business and Management, International Relations, Media Communications, and Psychology Departments.

We are looking for Adjunct faculty in the Psychology Department in the field of 

Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (f/m/d)
Fall Semester 2022 (September - December), Thursdays 10:30 - 13:30 

The Adjunct Faculty will be responsible for teaching one course at the undergraduate level. The above-mentioned course provides an overview of current models and empirical research on cognitive processes in human decision-making and judgment under risk or uncertainty.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation for the course and each class meeting (course material can be provided)
  • Pedagogical supervision of students’ academic progress related to the course 
  • Development, proctoring and evaluation of exams (and/or any other form of assessment)
  • Punctual submission of grades by the stipulated deadlines
  • Maintaining digital records of assignments, exams or tools of assessment and transferring them to the Department following the completion of the course

Adjunct Faculty members at the undergraduate level shall have at least one of the following:

  • Hold a master’s degree or higher in a discipline that is relevant to the content of the course taught 
    or 
    Have tested experience, which must include a master’s degree or higher and at least five years of professional experience, in a discipline that is relevant to the content of the course taught.

WVPU is committed to a non-discriminatory employment policy and a diverse and inclusive community.

Total compensation within the framework of a contract is agreed at a total gross remuneration of € 3.530,- With regard to the relevant social security legislation, the Adjunct Faculty is considered an employee under § 4 Abs. 2 ASVG. The paid out remuneration is therefore subject to deductions for Austrian social insurance and federal income tax deduction. Courses at WVPU are calculated in ECTS; a 6 ECTS course includes 36 hours of teaching.

The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.

Applications are to be submitted online.

When applying, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of your research profile, if any, a brief explanation of your teaching philosophy, and three references.

Deadline for applications: July 31, 2022.
Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. 

For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department: hrdepartment@webster.ac.at at WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A — 1020 Vienna.

Your privacy is important to us, and we take the General Data Protection Regulation seriously. It is our goal to be sensitive and respectful of your personal information and to adhere to all facets of the GDPR regulation. All personal data you provide are subject to our privacy notice.

Adjunct Faculty

As an adjunct faculty member, you will teach classes in your field of expertise. The diverse adjunct faculty at WVPU contributes to a high-quality learning experience for students. WVPU adjunct faculty are contracted based on a course instruction agreement. Indicate your preferred faculty position in your application.

Current Adjunct Faculty Vacancies

We are looking for Adjunct faculty in the Psychology Department in the field of

Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (f/m/d)

Fall Semester 2022 (September–December), Thursdays 10:30–13:30

The Adjunct Faculty will be responsible for teaching one course at the undergraduate level. The above-mentioned course provides an overview of current models and empirical research on cognitive processes in human decision-making and judgment under risk or uncertainty.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation for the course and each class meeting (course material can be provided).
  • Pedagogical supervision of students’ academic progress related to the course.
  • Development, proctoring and evaluation of exams (and/or any other form of assessment).
  • Punctual submission of grades by the stipulated deadlines.
  • Maintaining digital records of assignments, exams or tools of assessment and transferring them to the Department following the completion of the course.

Adjunct Faculty members at the undergraduate level shall have at least one of the following:

  • Hold a master’s degree or higher in a discipline that is relevant to the content of the course taught.

or

  • Have tested experience, which must include a master’s degree or higher and at least five years of professional experience, in a discipline that is relevant to the content of the course taught.

WVPU is committed to a non-discriminatory employment policy and a diverse and inclusive community.

Total compensation within the framework of a contract is agreed at a total gross remuneration of € 3.530,- With regard to the relevant social security legislation, the Adjunct Faculty is considered an employee under § 4 Abs. 2 ASVG. The paid out remuneration is therefore subject to deductions for Austrian social insurance and federal income tax deduction. Courses at WVPU are calculated in ECTS; a 6 ECTS course includes 36 hours of teaching.

The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.

Applications are to be submitted online.

When applying, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of your research profile, if any, a brief explanation of your teaching philosophy, and three references.

Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2022.

Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department: hrdepartment@webster.ac.at at WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A — 1020 Vienna.

Your privacy is important to us and we take the General Data Protection Regulation seriously. It is our goal to be sensitive and respectful of your personal information and to adhere to all facets of the GDPR regulation. Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our privacy notice.

Staff

Current Staff Vacancies

We are looking for two (2) team members to join our Admissions and Advising unit in the role of:

Advising and Enrollment Officer (f/m/d)

Full time (40 hours/week) — starting date: August 2022

The Advising and Enrollment Officer reports to the Head of Admissions and Advising and effectively supports newly-admitted, current, and study abroad students with degree planning to successfully complete their degree programs according to WVPU academic requirements.

As the main point of contact for course registration, the position holder is a key contributor to high student retention and success rates and must therefore demonstrate and communicate the requisite understanding of academic policies, curriculum, degree roadmaps, sequencing, and specific credit requirements for both American and Austrian-accredited diplomas.

Further, this position also provides support to the Admissions and Marketing teams to make sure resources are dedicated to the University’s overall student recruitment strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain contact and regularly follow up with newly admitted students to make sure they are registered in their classes promptly.
  • Serve as main point of contact for advising and course registration matters and timelines for students.
  • Liaise with Webster St. Louis as needed regarding issues pertaining to the processing of transfer and advanced standing credits, course equivalencies, degree audit updates, and changes to programs.
  • Coordinate with other units to register Study Abroad and Erasmus+ students ahead of arrival and orientation dates.
  • Liaise with academic department heads, full-time faculty, and adjunct faculty for exceptional registration requests.
  • Coordinate with academic departments to ensure degree roadmaps and syllabi are up-to-date and accessible to students.
  • Monitor students’ academic progress and help with intervention activities for high-risk students.
  • Coordinate with Webster St. Louis in the recognition of students on the Dean’s List or Honor Roll.
  • Assist the rector’s and academic services office in ensuring graduation lists are accurate.

Admissions and Marketing Support

  • Assist in local recruitment events, both virtual and on-campus.
  • Coordinate visits of WVPU faculty at international schools in and around Austria.
  • Occasionally represent WVPU as necessary, acting as back-up for the Heads of Admissions and Marketing.

Requirements

  • University degree, (Bachelor equivalent).
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in a similar position.
  • Thorough familiarity with the US system of liberal arts education is a must.

Competencies 

  • Fluent in oral and written English; any other additional language of advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation and 1:1 collaboration).
  • Good computer skills, specifically MS Office programs.
  • Handling of confidential information, using tact and discretion.
  • Service-oriented and professional competence; strong listening skills.
  • Collaborative spirit and team orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work adhere to confidentiality and discrete professional interaction.

What We Offer

  • Expertise: Personnel development possibilities.
  • Central office location: Based in the beautiful Palais Wenkheim, next to U1 station Nestroyplatz.
  • Work-Life-Balance: Flexible working time, home office possibilities.
  • Benefits: Private pension fund after one year of service.
  • Multi-cultural team: Team events and celebrations.

WVPU is an equal opportunity employer — we are committed to a non-discriminatory employment policy and a diverse and inclusive community.

As required by Austrian federal law we are obliged to disclose the minimum annual gross compensation for this position, which amounts to EUR 35.616,42 (basis 40 hours/week); the final salary depending on your relevant experience and qualification.

The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.

If you would like to be part of our team in an international environment and wish to make a difference to our expanding educational enterprise, we are looking forward to receiving your complete application (CV, cover letter, certificates) online.

Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2022

Interview dates can be set prior to the deadline.

For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department: hrdepartment@webster.ac.at at WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A — 1020 Vienna.

Your privacy is important to us and we take the General Data Protection Regulation seriously. It is our goal to be sensitive and respectful of your personal information and to adhere to all facets of the GDPR regulation. All personal data you provide are subject to our privacy notice. Read the Privacy Notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or any other factors. The mission of the Human Resource Department is to serve as the link between prospective employees and the institution in an attempt to recruit and hire the most qualified individuals for any vacancy within the University Community.

An attractive private pension plan scheme is available for salaried employees after one year of service.

WVPU supports professional development for all of its employees. These include both internal and external initiatives.

Faculty and Staff members

Faculty members:

  • WVPU supports its faculty to continuously develop their knowledge and expand the network.
  • WVPU regards participation in an international scholarly community as a vital element of knowledge creation and dissemination.
  • WVPU invites all status-track faculty to use the existing training services available. Annual performance agreements support all efforts to plan, document, and later assess such efforts including, in particular, publications, participation in workshops and networks, and the presentation of original research at major discipline relevant conferences, which is supported by University travel grants.

Staff members: Biannual Feedback Dialogues support the planning of professional development activities throughout the year. Professional development days and budgets support individual training needs.

Further Training Opportunities

  • Computer-based training resources: WVPU offers its faculty and staff a wealth of resources to support their work, expand their knowledge, and develop professional skills through partnerships with industry leaders.
  • Class audit and Tuition remission: When deemed appropriate, staff members may be permitted to audit specific, non-language oriented, graduate-level courses in addition to and outside of their working hours. Under special circumstances, staff and faculty members may be eligible for tuition remission.
  • Erasmus + Mobility Program: As an active member of Erasmus+, WVPU supports opportunities for staff and faculty to participate in short-term professional development activities at partner institutions.

WVPU works with external parties to promote occupational health and offers regular in-house workshops on a variety of topics, in addition to a weekly internal relaxation workshop. Health management also includes the support of a joint employee/student team at a yearly Vienna running event.

WVPU is a family-friendly environment that offers flexible working time models as well as part-time employment opportunities in order to foster a healthy balance between career and family. At WVPU, Dec. 24 and 31 are additional holidays.

WVPU organizes many social gatherings including a New Year’s kickoff party, employee appreciation celebrations, off-campus teambuilding events, and a Thanksgiving Dinner inviting all employees and family members.

WVPU is a leading private, tuition-based university in Austria that takes social responsibility seriously.

Research needs to make a difference for it to matter. Transformative learning means engagement beyond the secure confines of the University, motivating students to lead lives of purpose. WVPU contributes to the public discourse on global issues and serves as a partner and an informal idea laboratory for corporate partners and international and non-governmental organizations with offices in Vienna.

The University encourages faculty, staff, and students to confront social issues and get involved with service whenever and wherever possible. From direct community involvement to the publicly accessible events it organizes, WVPU’s sustained approach to social responsibility epitomizes its efforts to foster global citizenship.

Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that values diversity among staff, faculty, and students and considers such diversity critical to cultivating academic excellence and achieving its mission to foster global citizenship.

WVPU has an established four-member Working Group on Equal Opportunities (WGEO) with an elected Diversity Manager serving as its chair.

The mission of the WGEO is to contribute to the expansion of equal opportunities within the WVPU community. As such, the WGEO supports the Executive Board (EB) and the Human Resources Office (HR) in communicating those principles so that all members of the community are fully informed of their rights and responsibilities as put forth in the values of WVPU’s Affirmative Action Plan for Managing Diversity and the Advancement of Women.

This will be done by promoting and reporting on the principles of diversity, inclusivity, and equity, aligning with the core values of the global Webster network and the rights and obligations of global citizens.

Ammar

"I couldn’t be more proud, actually. I feel valued and respected as an employee. I enjoy what I do, learning a lot, getting all the support and training needed, and surrounded by amazing people. I see how WVPU supports students and the community, and how they treat their employees very well. It’s one of the times I’ve felt part of a team and that I 'belonged.'" Ammar Alwazeh, Head of Facility 

Verena

"I enjoy working with an international team of staff and faculty at WVPU, as we all strive together to prepare our students for success. I am proud to contribute to the University’s mission of offering a global-oriented and personalized education to people from all over the world." Verena Karlsson, Executive Assistant to the Director

Batora

"WVPU provides a truly global academic milieu with highly dedicated students and faculty from more than 70 countries on all continents. It is a pleasure to be able to develop my research ideas in such a stimulating environment." Jozef Batora, Full Professor of International Relations

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