Acad. Job: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Deadline: January 12, 2022

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 Slavic Languages
Fulltime, 40 hours/week
Starting March 01, 2022, and limited for 6 years

A development agreement can be concluded after a contract duration of two years. Pursuant to WU’s Personnel Development Plan, this position can only be fixed-term for up to six years. Once all objectives agreed upon in the development agreement have been fulfilled, the employment relationship can be made permanent.

Would you like to take the next step in your academic career? Are you interested in the relationship between language, culture and business and do you want to explore how current social and economic issues in CEE are discursively negotiated? Would you like to investigate how cultural diversity influences spoken and written interactions in organizations? By joining our team, you will be able to realise your full potential and pursue your academic interests.

What to expect

  • Applied linguistics: conduct research in intercultural business communication from the perspective of applied linguistics and work towards a “Habilitation” (i.e. postdoctoral lecture qualification) including Slavic data or a focus on CEE
  • Language, culture & communication: contribute to joint research projects at the interface of business & economics – culture – language & communication in CEE and beyond and collaboratively write funding applications
  • Teach courses in the field of intercultural business communication and area studies (by adopting a global perspective and focusing on CEE) at B.A. and M.A. level
  • Contribute to the development of courses and teaching materials (intercultural business communication and area studies) at B.A. and M.A. level
  • Contribute actively to administration at the Institute and Department levels

For details of the position, please contact Professor Nadine Thielemann, Director of the Institute for Slavic Languages, by phone: +43-1-31336- 5427 or email:

What you have to offer

  • A completed doctoral degree in linguistics or in a related field that included linguistic methods, e.g. cultural studies, intercultural communication
  • A strong research orientation aligned with the Institute’s research profile as well as an interest in developing research projects in the field of intercultural business communication
  • A promising portfolio of publications demonstrating expertise in the field of applied linguistics commensurate with academic age
  • Theoretical and methodological competence in quantitative and/or qualitative approaches to applied linguistics (e.g. conversation analysis, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis)
  • Very good command of English and of at least one Slavic language, knowledge of further Slavic and / or other languages is an advantage; willingness to acquire working knowledge of German
  • Experience in teaching intercultural communication at tertiary level is an advantage
  • Lively interest in intercultural business communication and in language, culture and communication in CEE
  • Willingness to use multimedia teaching methods: You have experience in using multimedia teaching and learning formats or are at least willing to learn

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
  • 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

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 January 12, 2022 (ID 1221).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please note that proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 or, for individuals who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection, appropriate proof (recovery certificate, quarantine notice, doctor’s confirmation) is a prerequisite for employment at WU. Exceptions apply if vaccination is not possible for medical reasons, which must be documented and confirmed by a medical specialist. For individuals vaccinated with vaccines not authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), proof of vaccination must be provided in the form of proof of neutralizing antibodies not older than 90 days. In all other cases, employment at WU is only possible if during the application process, the candidate expresses a willingness to become vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. A written declaration to this effect must be signed when the employment contract is finalized.