Assistant Professor, non-tenure track

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Commercial professions (other)
  • Research, development, teaching
  • Fulltime
  • published till: 2024-06-19
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

Institute for Strategic Management and Management Control
Fulltime, 40 hours/week
Starting July 01, 2024, and ending after 6 years

We are looking for a candidate who conducts high quality research with the potential to publish in the top-tier accounting journals. The candidate is expected to work on her/his own research projects and co-operate with our faculty and PhD-Students. Next to the research, the candidate will design and teach courses in management accounting in the bachelor and master programs at WU Vienna, and engage in the institute’s third mission activities.

Our institute has a long-standing tradition and excellent reputation in the international academic community and business practice. We have a diverse team consisting of senior and junior colleagues bringing together international and local expertise. What we have in common is that we all strive for excellence in all our research, teaching and third mission activities. We are currently ranked number 1 in Europe in terms of research output in management accounting (BYU accounting ranking 2023) and have won numerous teaching awards. We engage in many third mission activities, such as conducting company projects and organizing conference and events, where we bring together international researchers, high profile practitioners, and ambitious students.

Our expertise is at the intersection of management accounting, general management, and strategy. Typical topics that we examine are:
  • Management Control Systems
  • Managing Creativity and Innovation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Target setting, forecasting, and predictive analytics
  • Purposeful organizations: Corporate purpose and CSR
  • The new work context (e.g., part-time work, telecommuting…)
  • Data analytics and the interaction of humans and machines
In our research we use different quantitative methods, such as surveys, laboratory experiments, and archival data. Our teaching ranges from large scale introductory courses, to small scale interactive project courses.

What to expect

What we can offer
  • Renown faculty that has published in the top tier accounting journals (e.g., The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Organization and Society)
  • International research network with regular guests from top tier universities (e.g., Harvard Business School, Maastricht University, Emory University) at our conferences and research seminars
  • Competitive salary, research funds, and teaching load
  • Strong ties to business practice and professional controlling organizations (e.g., Controller Institute)
  • Highly motivated students
The employee position is subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten) and will be limited to a period of up to six years (the length might also be reduced up to three years if the candidate prefers a shorter duration)

What you have to offer

  • A (nearly) finished PhD in Business, Economics or Business Psychology
  • Research expertise in Management Accounting and Control (or related fields such as financial accounting, management, human resources…) proven through papers published in high quality journals or high quality working papers (e.g., presented at conferences, papers in the review process…).
  • Strong expertise in quantitative research methods (e.g., survey, experiments, archival data)
  • Teaching experience, preferably in management accounting and control
  • Ability to teach in English language (German is a plus, but not required)
  • Willingness to use multimedia teaching methods: prepared to use multimedia teaching and learning formats
  • International experience
  • Ability to design and coordinate projects
  • High ambition and motivation for an academic career
  • Ability to work independently, but also being a good teamplayer!
Interested candidates should upload their applications including a cover letter, CV, relevant research paper (incl. job market paper), and other relevant documents, using the online application tool. Names and contact details of at least two potential academic references should also be included – if necessary, we will contact them directly.
Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Grabner (

What we offer you

  • Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students
  • A modern campus with spectacular architecture in the heart of Vienna
  • Excellent accessibility by public transportation
  • Meaningful work in an open-minded, inclusive, and family-friendly environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • A wide range of benefits, from an in-house medical officer to athletic activities and a meal allowance to a variety of employee discounts
Curious? Visit our website and find out more at

The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to €4,752.30 (14 times per year). This salary may be adjusted based on equivalent prior work experience. In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive social benefits.

Do you want to join the WU team?
Then please submit your application by June 19, 2024 (ID 2130).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!