Assistant Professor of Business Law and Accounting (f/m/d)

Webster Vienna Private University

Job Overview

Assistant Professor of Business Law and Accounting (f/m/d)

Full-time (40 hours/week), starting date: as soon as possible

For over 35 years Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) has provided its students with an internationally competitive, American-based liberal arts education in the heart of Europe. Accredited in both Austria and the United States, WVPU offers an individualized, student-centered American education within the framework of a European research university. As part of a global network of campuses based in St. Louis, USA, WVPU is dedicated to preparing its students for an increasingly globalized world through academic programs that cultivate critical thinking and intercultural understanding.

Webster Vienna Private University is committed to excellence in teaching and research.

WVPU offers innovative programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, awarding Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. At the undergraduate level, the departments of Business and Management, International Relations, Media Communications, and Psychology are complemented by the Center of Liberal Arts’ multidisciplinary curriculum in the human, social and natural sciences.

We are looking to make a faculty appointment in the Business & Management Department at the rank of

Assistant Professor of Business Law and Accounting (f/m/d)

Full-time (40 hours/week), starting date: as soon as possible

The Assistant Professor of Business Law and Accounting will be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, maintaining an active research agenda and scholarly profile, as well as participating in departmental and university service activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, with a focus on Business Law, Business Ethics, CSR and Financial/Managerial Accounting
  • Maintain a scholarly output
  • Attend and present papers at international scholarly conferences
  • Participate in research grant applications
  • Advise students on academic matters, degree planning and supervise undergraduate and graduate theses

Your profile:

  • Doctorate in Economics and Business Administration, Law, or related field (candidates expecting to receive their doctorate prior to May 30, 2021 may be considered).
  • Proven experience in accounting e.g. CPA or similar licenses in taxation
  • Rank-appropriate scholarly track record
  • Rank-appropriate experience in grant writing
  • Teaching excellence in English

WVPU is an equal opportunity employer – we are committed to a non-discriminatory employment policy and a diverse and inclusive community (

As required by Austrian federal law we are obliged to disclose the minimum annual gross compensation for this position, which starts at 46,000.- EUR (40 hours/week; all-in); the final salary is depending on the basis of qualifications and experience.

The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.

Candidates are initially employed on a three-year all-in contract, in which annual performance agreements orientate the department and individual teaching, research and service goals. After three years and a successful evaluation, the employment relationship is then based on an unlimited contract.

Applications are to be submitted online via the university’s website:

When applying, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least one article-length writing sample, a summary of research profile and planned activities for the near future, a brief explanation of your teaching philosophy, and three referees who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Deadline for applications: December 3, 2020

Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department: at WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A – 1020 Vienna.

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