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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, 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

Sorry, there are no positions available at this time.

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.

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

Staff

Current Staff Vacancies

Dear applicants,
 
Important information for those applicants who applied up to December 9th, 2021, CoB.
 
Due to an unexpected network glitch, we kindly ask you to RESUBMIT your application. You will receive a confirmation of your submitted documents immediately.
 
Thank you,
 
WVPU

 

Join our international team as:
 
IT System Engineer (f/m/d)
Full time (40 hours/week) - starting date: asap

Apply now via following link.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Finance and Administration, you will further professionalize our own IT landscape. 
 
Main responsibilities

  • Installation, maintenance and administration of IT infrastructure
  • Independent planning and implementation of ICT projects
  • Ensuring the ongoing operation of the on-site infrastructure
  • Independent analysis and troubleshooting
  • Professional first and second level support 
  • Documentation
  • Maintenance and expansion of system documentation and monitoring 

Requirements

  • Completed technical education with IT focus (HTL, FH or equivalent)
  • Several years of professional experience in a complex Windows system landscape, know-how with Linux Configuration Management advantageous
  • Experience with firewall and network systems
  • Experience with Windows Client system
  • Experience in MSSQL and R virtual servers 
  • High affinity for IT security 

Competencies

  • Handling of confidential information, using tact and discretion
  • Service-oriented and professional competence
  • Ability to work with anticipation and deliver set objectives within given deadlines
  • Very good command of English
  • Good command of German advantageous 

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 42,000.- (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 following link.
 
Deadline for applications: January 10, 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. Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our Privacy Notice.

We are looking for a person with the ability to perform a broad range of administrative and organizational tasks: 
 
Department Coordinator (f/m/d)
Full time (40 hours/week) - starting date: asap

Apply now via following link.
 
Under the direct supervision of the Head(s) of the Department(s), the position holder provides an efficient and responsive secretarial and administrative support to the International Relations and Media Communications 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 competence 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 Coordinator delivers tasks within set time and quality standards.
 
Main responsibilities
 

  • Correspondence and coordination tasks on behalf of the Departments 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
  • Co-ordination of travel itineraries including administration of travel expense reports, meetings, conference calls
  • Electronic document management  
  • Ensure that department webpages 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 Departments 

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 competence
  • 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  

  • An diverse staff role in a multi-cultural 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 the principle of a non-discriminatory employment policy and the promotion of 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 33,129.60 (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 following link.
 
Deadline for applications: January 23, 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.  Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our privacy notice.
 

We are looking for an ambitious new team member to join our Student Services unit in the role of:
 
Junior Student Account Officer (f/m/d)
Minimum 30 hours/week - starting date: asap
 
Apply now via following link.

The Junior Student Account Officer provides support to students in administrative/financial matters. The position holder supports the development of the university’s scholarship program and works closely with all other units to provide service to our students.
 
Main responsibilities

  • Contact person for students and colleagues for tuition, student refund and other payment related matters, amongst others
  • Support of accounts receivables administration
  • Administration of US Financial Aid refunds to students
  • Administration of Webster Vienna Training Scholarships 

Requirements

  • Completed secondary degree (HAK/HLW or equivalent work experience)
  • Up to one-year relevant work experience in financial administration and/or customer service, ideally in an educational institution or international organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (especially MS Excel), experience in working with accounting software, preferably BMD is an asset
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts and processes
  • Fluent in oral and written German, good knowledge of the English language

Competencies

  • Detail- and goal-orientated 
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail 

What we offer

  • Personal and professional growth: 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 28.470,- (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 via following link.
 
Deadline for applications: January 23, 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.  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, 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, 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 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

 

Ronald

"I love to be part of the WVPU faculty, as it feels like a family—as opposed to large universities where 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

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