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For over 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, 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. 

 

We are looking for a maternity leave replacement at the rank of

Lecturer in Economics (f/m/d)

Full-time (40 hours/week)), starting date: September 2021  

Key responsibilities:

  • Teach a minimum of 5 undergraduate and graduate courses/semester, with a focus on Micro- and Macroeconomics;
  • Participate in departmental activities; and
  • Provide advice and assistance to students in areas of quantitative methods.

The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • PhD (or actively engaged in a recognized PhD program) in Economics, Finance or related field;
  • Rank-appropriate scholarly track record; and
  • Teaching excellence in English. 

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 39,000.- EUR (40 hours/week); negotiable on the basis of qualifications and experience. The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.

Applications are to be submitted online via the university’s website. 

When applying, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of your research profile, a brief explanation of your teaching philosophy, and three referees who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2021

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, which can be found here.

 


 

 

For over 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, 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.
 
We are looking for a time-limited scientific support staff position at the rank of
 
Post-Doc Research Assistant (f/m/d)
Part-time (20 hours/week), employment date: April 2021 – June 2021 (3 months)
 
Key responsibilities:

  • Independent research on social movements in Vienna and other parts of Austria in the 1970s as part of the project “Nordirland-Terror in Wien: Antiimperialistische Solidarität und Politische Gewalt in den 1970ern." You will conduct your research independently in close coordination with the project PI;
  • Conducting archival research in Vienna;
  • Conducting newspaper research in online repositories and archives in Vienna;
  • Transcribe a small number of interviews with social movement activists in German using F4/F5 Audio transcription software;
  • Prepare archival material, interview transcripts, and other historical primary sources for publication in leading academic journals; one journal article in English and one journal article in German;
  • Assist the PI in preparing the project results for publication in scholarly journals and the communication to non-expert audiences through media outlets (newspapers in Austria and Ireland, and website) in German and English (you will be mentioned as co-author in these publications);
  • Assist the PI in a smaller amount of other organizational and administrative duties.

 
The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • PhD in Social Science (History, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, or a closely related discipline);
  • Experience in research positions;
  • An excellent publication record commensurate for a post-doc position, including peer-reviewed articles in English;
  • A strong cooperative attitude and willingness to engage in collaborative research;
  • Experience in qualitative methods necessary for researching and analyzing historical phenomena and developments in contemporary history and society;
  • Experience in transcribing and analyzing qualitative interviews;
  • Enthusiasm for communicating academic research to non-academic audiences;
  • The ability to communicate and research primary sources and transcribe interviews in English and German (CEFR C2 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking);
  • Be willing to live in Vienna or its closest surroundings for the time of the research;
  • Interest in social movements, political violence, and the Northern Ireland Troubles.

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 monthly gross compensation for this position, which amounts to 1.757,- EUR (20 hours/week). The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.
 
Applications are to be submitted online via the university’s website.
 
When applying, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and relevant degrees.
 
Deadline for applications: February 28, 2021
 
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, which can be found here.  

WVPU’s adjunct faculty are contracted based on a course instruction agreement and are assigned to teach individual classes in their specific fields of expertise. WVPU is proud of its diverse adjunct population that offers high-quality learning experience for the students. Please indicate the desired Faculty position for which you would like to submit an unsolicited application.

Unsolicited Application

For over 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, 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.

 

Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) is looking for a full-time creative, yet organized junior team member to join the Marketing & Communications office: 

Junior Marketing Officer (f/m/d)

Full time (40 hours/week) - starting date: March 2021

The Junior Marketing Officer will work with the WVPU Marketing & Communications team, supporting in particular all Webster Vienna Private University digital marketing efforts. 

Main responsibilities

  • Support the ongoing development of social media channels and creative content;
  • Assist in content-management updates on WVPU’s website;
  • Provide updates on digital marketing and website metrics;
  • Liaise with faculty and staff departments on relevant marketing projects;
  • Support the designing and printing of promotional materials;
  • Assist in liaising audio-video production;
  • Cooperate on marketing campaigns and PR/event activities;
  • Identify and carry out market research needs; and
  • Assist with proofreading and translations (German to English). 

Requirements

  • University degree, Bachelor equivalent in Marketing, New Media, Journalism or relevant field;
  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience in marketing, communications, PR or advertising environment; and
  • Specialized training in the field of social and web media, print, AV production /design /press or public information is considered an advantage.

Competencies

  • Fluent in oral and written English (proofreading, translations), knowledge of German;
  • Good communication skills (verbal, written, presentation and 1:1 collaboration);
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; and
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

What we offer:

  • An exciting role in our Marketing & Communications team with possibilities to initiate and drive forward own ideas;
  • Based in the beautiful Palais Wenkheim, next to U1 station Nestroyplatz;
  • Private pension fund after one year of service;
  • Flexible working time, home office possibilities;
  • Development and potential to grow;
  • Multi-cultural environment;
  • Inspiring colleagues from many different countries; and
  • 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. 

What do our employees say about WVPU.

As required by Austrian federal law we are obliged to disclose the minimum annual gross compensation for this position, which amounts to EUR 29,500.- (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 via our Webpage

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2021

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.  Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our privacy notice which can be found here.  

 


  
 
For over 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, 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.
 
Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) is looking for a person with the ability to perform a broad range of administrative and organizational tasks: 
 
Department Secretary (f/m/d)
Full time (40 hours/week) - starting date: asap
 
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Department, the position holder provides efficient and responsive secretarial and administrative support to the department and its faculty, taking accountability for all administrative tasks that are needed to ensure and maintain a high-quality academic environment.
 
We are looking for a person with the ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, demonstrating professional competency and mastery in administrative processes. The position holder is efficient in meeting and correspondence commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results, whilst remaining calm in challenging situations. Further, the Department Secretary delivers tasks within set time and quality standards.
 
Main responsibilities
 

  • Correspondence and coordination tasks on behalf of the Head of Department as required
  • Organization of meetings as required; prepare agendas, take minutes, follow up on action points, including managing the visits of external speakers or visitors  
  • Coordination of travel itineraries, including administration of travel expense reports, meetings, conference calls
  • Electronic document management  
  • Ensure that department web pages and intranet sites are updated regularly; act as liaison to the Marketing and Communications office
  • Maintain records and liaise with faculty with regards to curricular planning, academic policies and regulations, as well as  organizational aspects of examinations
  • Keep overview of and administer ongoing academic partnerships 
  • Assist the department’s event organization; liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with communication and enquiries from Adjunct Faculty; act as liaison to the Academic Services and Human Resources office
  • Liaison with finance office for timely processing of invoice payments 
  • Provide any other duties of a reasonable nature to ensure the efficient office management of the Department 

Requirements

  • University degree, (Bachelor equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in a similar position

Competencies

  • Fluent in oral and written German and English         
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation and 1:1 collaboration)
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically MS Office programs
  • Handling of confidential information, using tact and discretion
  • Service-oriented and professional competency
  • Ability to work with anticipation and deliver set objectives within given deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with engagement within a multicultural environment

What we offer:

  • A diverse staff role in a multicultural environment 
  • Personnel development possibilities
  • Based in the beautiful Palais Wenkheim, next to U1 station Nestroyplatz
  • Private pension fund after one year of service
  • Flexible working time, home office possibilities
  • Inspiring colleagues from many different countries
  • 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.
 
What do our employees say about WVPU.
 
As required by Austrian federal law we are obliged to disclose the minimum annual gross compensation for this position, which amounts to EUR 32,640.- (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 via our Webpage.
 
Deadline for applications: March 14, 2021 

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. Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our 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 & 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, December 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 its social responsibility seriously.

Research needs to make a difference for it to matter and sees transformative learning as involving engagement beyond the secure confines of the university to motivate students to lead lives of purpose. Therefore, 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 4-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 ever felt part of a team and that I “belonged” to." - Ammar Alwazeh, Senior Facility officer

 

NoraG

"The best thing about my team is the familiar atmosphere, cooperation, and collegial support. Here at WVPU, one can always count on the colleagues. We are very flexible, open for improvements, and dedicated to our work." -Nora Gyoerfi, Finance officer

 

Verena

"I enjoy working in 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

 

Ronald

"I love to be part of the WVPU faculty as it feels like a family - as opposed to large universities every problem and issue is taken on. It is a pleasure to work in such a both personal as well as a professional environment which allows for conducting world-class research as well as teaching a special crowd of curious students." - Ronald Hochreiter, Associate Professor of Finance