Assistant Professor in Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience
Vienna University of Economics and Business Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience

Vienna University of Economics and Business is the largest business university in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe, with over 23,000 students and roughly 2,300 employees working in teaching, research, and administration. WU’s modern campus, right next door to Vienna’s expansive Prater Park, offers impressive, award-winning architecture and an excellent working environment. The Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience is currently inviting applications for an Assistant Professor 



  • Contribute to the institute's research in the field of inequalty with a particular focus on spatial aspects
  • Teaching at the (under-)graduate level, both independent and co-teaching with other members of the institute
  • Carry out own independent research activities (dissertation/PhD)
  • Leading the writing of grant proposals (Post-Doc)
  • Research assistance and administrative supervision of current projects at the institute
  • (Co-)Supervision of bachelor and master theses
  • Organization of seminars, contribute to general activities of the institute


The successful candidate/s is/are expected to contribute to the institute's teaching and research agenda with priority given to candidates with a research interest in spatial inequality especially with regard to income, wealth, voting and housing inequality, social mobility, spatial scale and context of inequality. They will work together closely with other researchers at the WGI and are expected to produce high-quality research targeted at top-tier journals in the field.

Pre-doc applicants are expected to provide a short motivation including possible topics of interest for their PhD thesis. Post-doc applicants are invited to provide a written motivation about how they want to contribute to the current research agenda at the WGI.

We wish to attract candidates conducting theoretically informed empirical research on aspects of spatial inequality, meeting the following criteria:


  • Masters in Economics, Geography, Socioeconomics and/or related subjects
  • PhD in Economics, Geography, Socioeconomics and/or related subjects (Post-Doc only)
  • Excellent English and communication skills
  • Previous teaching experience (Post-Doc only)


  • Strong quantitative skills, especially in the field of econometrics and spatial econometrics and/or GIS-based spatial analysis
  • Solid programming experience in R
  • Willingness to quickly learn R, ArcGIS/QGIS, and/or Python
  • Interest in developing theories of spatial inequality

The gross monthly salary for Post-Docs is € 3,803.90. For Pre-Docs the minimum gross monthly salary is € 2,148.38, subject to adjustment if candidates can document relevant prior professional experience.

These employee positions will be limited to a period of six years, starting on September 15, 2019 (commencement date subject to change)

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