JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

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Department of Socioeconomics
Full Professor of Regional Science 2668-95

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111451796
Date Posted: 10/17/2014
Date Inactive: 11/20/2014
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full Professor of Regional Science 2668-95
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Vienna, Vienna, AUSTRIA
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
A1 -- General Economics
R1 -- General Regional Economics
Regional Science
Spatial Economics
Economic Geography
Full Text of JOE Listing:

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor of Regional Science.

Applicants should have: a) a high level academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation) in Regional Science, Spatial Economics, Economic Geography or related disciplines; b) an outstanding publication record in Regional Science; c) a strong record in attracting research funding; d) demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and teaching experience in the field of interest; and e) proven leadership qualities. Preference will be given to candidates with an international reputation in the regional science community and a background in socioeconomics.

Applicants preferably conduct research in applied spatial analysis and/or spatial econometrics. Their key strength is analyzing socioeconomic phenomena and processes in space at the interface between economics and geography. Their empirical work is informed by theory and connects to other disciplines. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in the field of interest at the bachelor, master and PhD levels, especially in the two Masters’ Programs offered by the Department. Teaching experience in English is required. Non-German-speaking candidates will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period of time.

Details: see Application deadline: 19 Nov 2014

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
Candidates should send their applications in English to the Rector of WU, Professor Christoph Badelt, Welthandelsplatz 1, A-1020 Vienna. Electronic applications can be sent to Please quote the reference no. when submitting your application.

Applications should include a cover letter demonstrating the candidates’ fit with the position requirements and their contribution to the Department’s research and teaching agenda, their curriculum vitae, contact information for at least two professional references; a publication list, a list of research grants, a list of doctoral theses supervised. They should also provide a statement of their teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught and course evaluations.

Applications must be submitted by 19th November 2014.