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University of Vienna / Department of Accounting, Innovation and Strategy: University Assistant (prae doc)


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2021 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Accounting, Innovation and Strategy

Reference number: 12165

The Division of Accounting (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Ulrich Küpper) at the University of Vienna is offering a position as University Assistant (prae doc), to be filled in a timely manner. Encouraged is a promotion in the framework of the international PhD Management program.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:

  • Participation in research projects / research studies
  • Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
  • We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
  • Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Professional competence in Financial Reporting - excellent didactic competence and explicit interest in teaching, experience in teaching with respect to first year studies as well as to advanced studies; experience of working with e-learning - High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing - Excellent command of written and spoken English - IT user skills - Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have - Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning - Experience of working on research projects - Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards) - International presentation experience Desirable qualifications are - Knowledge of university processes and structures - Experience abroad - Experience of supervising students

Application documents

  • Letter of Motivation including ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
  • Degree certificates

Research fields:

Main research fieldSpecial research fieldsImportance
EconomicsAccounting; Business administrationMUST


Educational institutionEducational levelSpecial subjectImportance
UniversityEconomicsManagement sciencesMUST



Language levelImportance


Excellent knowledgeMUST


Excellent knowledgeMUST


Type of computer skills 

Specified computer skills Importance

Basic Knowledge


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.10.2021, mentioning reference number 12165.

For further information please contact Küpper, Hans-Ulrich +43-1-4277-38121.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 12165
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
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