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WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Assistant Professor, tenure track (development agreement)

2021-12-08
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You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? We offer an environment where you can realize your full potential. At one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life. We are looking for support at the

Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
Fulltime, 40 hours/week
Starting December 15, 2021, and ending after 6 years

Please note that for this position, a development agreement can be considered after a period of two years. Under the terms of the WU personnel development plan, the position of Assistant Professor, tenure track, is limited to an employment period of not more than six years. After successful fulfillment of any development agreement made, employment can be made permanent.

You are a highly motivated researchers with a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in business administration, computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics, economics, or related disciplines who wants to pursue an academic career in blockchain technology and crypto-economics and acquire and manage third-party funded research projects.

What to expect

Based on your academic and technical strengths and interests, your research and student supervision activities will fall into one of the following broad categories:

  • Theoretical blockchain foundations
  • Blockchain-based systems, networks, and applications design and implementation
  • Crypto-economics and Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Blockchain for AI (e.g., trustworthy AI, federated learning, etc.)
  • Blockchain networks and crypto-economics analytics (data science, machine learning, deep learning applications)

What you have to offer

  • Demonstrated ability and interest to produce high-quality research publications
  • Strong technical skills and background knowledge in one of the following areas:
    * Blockchain technology (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.)
    * Data analytics (data science, machine learning, deep learning)
    * Game theory and behavioral economics
  • Strong quantitative skills, including at least one of the following:
    * Data science, including social networks data processing
    * Machine learning, including deep learning and reinforcement learning
    * Mathematical modeling
  • Demonstrated understanding and use of advanced statistical inference
  • Expertise in at least one programming language for blockchain development or data analytics, such as Python, R, Solidity, etc.
  • High proficiency in English language and academic writing
  • Willingness to use multimedia formats in teaching

Research interest in blockchain technology and crypto-economics is a prerequisite. If you are an exceptional candidate who lacks the necessary background but has a strong interest and ability to catch up quickly, in that case, you are encouraged to apply, and your application will be given full consideration. Preference will be given to candidates who possess statistical maturity and the ability to identify and avoid replication and generalization problems.

What we offer you

  • A top business and economics university with renowned experts on the faculty and a diverse range of subjects, triple accredited
  • Excellent infrastructure, both technologically and architecturally, and a wide range of WU service units
  • Diversity and appreciation in an open-minded, inclusive and family-friendly environment
  • Flexibility and individual freedom thanks to flexible working hours
  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students on a conveniently located, architecturally unique campus in the heart of Vienna
  • Generous support for continuing education and travel
  • Architecturally spectacular, modern campus in the heart of Vienna
  • Meaningful work in a pleasant working atmosphere
  • Doing research and teaching in a highly promising new field

The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to €3.945,90, this salary may be adjusted based on equivalent prior work experience.

Do you want to join the WU team?
Then please submit your application by December 08, 2021 (ID 1184).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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