Vienna (A): Associate Professor of Psychology (f/m/d)

  • Full Time
  • Wien

Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie

Job title:

Vienna (A): Associate Professor of Psychology (f/m/d)


Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie

Job description

Webster Vienna Private University: Associate Professor of Psychology (f/m/d)For 40 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, Missouri, 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.Currently, we are hiring to fill a position in the Psychology department:Associate Professor of Psychology (f/m/d)Full-time (40 hours/week)
Starting date: January 2025, initial contract limited for 3 years, with the possibility of extensionAn Associate Professor is required to maintain an active, professional research profile appropriate to the EURAXESS standards of an Established Researcher (R3) in the respective field. Furthermore, the Associate Professor must maintain a default teaching load (approx. 3 per semester – semesters run from September to mid-December and February to mid-May), regular office hours, take on responsible roles within the department and foster WVPU´s reputation. The details of all responsibilities are regulated in an annual performance agreement between the position holder and the rectorate.Main responsibilities:Teaching:

  • Maintain a default teaching load; and
  • Develop own courses.


  • Produce an academic output appropriate to the respective field and career stage (R3) which include:
  • Presentation of papers and research findings on national and international conferences;
  • Peer-review publications that contribute to the state-of-art of the respective field, and in the amount that it enables the Associate Professor to submit
  • Proposal for an ERC Starting/Consolidator Grant, FWF programs for Established Researchers (R3) or comparable;
  • Submission of an ERC Starting/Consolidator Grant, FWF programs for Established Researchers (R3) or comparable; and
  • Lead a research group and collaborate with academic and non-academic stakeholders.

Academic Services/Mentorship:

  • Engage assistant professors/research assistants in on-going research projects;
  • Supervise theses and integrate students into research activities;
  • Document all research activities in the university research tracking and reporting system;
  • Participate in official university events and representing the department; and
  • Contribute actively to the further development of study programs.


  • Prepare for the advancement to the stage of Leading Researcher;
  • Adhere to the university’s Code of Conduct as well as all academic policies and guidelines;
  • Active support to realize the objectives of the Gender Equality Plan; and
  • Regular participation in professional development programs for teaching and research.

Your profile:

  • A terminal doctoral degree: PhD in Social or Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science (with a relevant Master in Psychology) or closely related field;
  • Multiannual post-doctoral experience with internationally recognized peer-review publications and active conference participations appropriate for the career stage in Applied Psychology with a focus on behavioural economics, consumer behaviours, applied social psychology, organizational psychology;
  • Willingness to promote to R4 stage;
  • Demonstrated success in university-level teaching;
  • Active international network with academic and non-academic stakeholders in the field of Applied Psychology;
  • Success in gaining high-level grants (like ERC starting Grant, FWF R2 programs or comparable);
  • Willingness to include gender and diversity as teaching content; and
  • Excellent English skills.

Your application:When applying, please provide the following documents:

  • A motivation letter addressing your experience relative to the responsibilities;
  • Academic curriculum vitae including:
  • Education and training (please attach all required diplomas as indicated above);
  • Positions held to date;
  • Awards and honors;
  • Complete list of acquired third-party funding including cooperation partners;
  • Teaching and mentoring experience; and
  • Supervision experience (Master and PhD level).
  • List of publications:
  • Complete and current publication list (e.g., ORCID link); and
  • Two key publications as electronic full text version with relevance to this position (PDF);
  • Research statement
  • Research description and planned future research activities (max. four pages);
  • Teaching and supervision statement
  • Teaching and supervision concept (max. one page);
  • Diversity and inclusion statement
  • A statement describing your commitment to diversity and contribution to an inclusive professional environment (max. one page); and
  • Three referees who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Please fill out the online application: .Deadline for applications: May 31, 2024Interviews will be held in June and July 2024WVPU is an equal opportunity employer – we are committed to a non-discriminatory employment policy and a diverse and inclusive community.The University puts special emphasis on increasing the number of women among the faculty, as well as in senior positions.Our offer:

  • Versatile tasks with corresponding responsibility and possibilities to grow in an academic environment whilst contributing to the success of the program;
  • Being part of a highly engaged team and international community;
  • Research support services;
  • Flexible working hours, home office, work-from-anywhere;
  • Numerous employee benefits (Pension Fund, Training and Development Opportunities, Occupational Health, Social Events etc.); and
  • Vienna has been rated 1st place of the most liveable cities in the “Global Liveability Index” – we provide modern facilities in a top location in Vienna’s 2nd district (Palais Wenkheim), next to the subway station.

The minimum annual gross compensation for this position is EUR 73.000,- (basis 40 hours/week, Post-Doc); the final salary is dependent on relevant experience and qualifications.The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department at or WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A – 1020 Vienna.Your privacy is important to us, and we take the General Data Protection Regulation seriously. It is our goal to be sensitive and respectful of your personal information and to adhere to all facets of the GDPR regulation. Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our privacy notice: .Die Ausschreibung ist auch im Internet unter abrufbar.

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Wed, 01 May 2024 22:37:09 GMT

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