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Full Professor of Health Economics 2017-04
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

  • Jul. 26, 2017
  • Full Professor of Health Economics 2017-04
  • Socioeconomics
  • WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
  • Sep. 20, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Economics
    Business - General
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WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Socioeconomics.

The successful candidate conducts applied health economic research in areas such as the analysis of health care markets, the socioeconomic evaluation of health service or-ganization and delivery, the financing of medical care, health disparities or the socioeco-nomics of (risky) health behaviors. He or she is part of international research networks in the area of interest and has established an international reputation as an excellent researcher in his/her field. He or she has a proven track record of excellent teaching in health economics.

This tenured position is in an applied multidisciplinary department. The new professor is expected to cultivate an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and his or her work should relate to core research and teaching areas of the Department. The new professor should also have an interest in contributing to the health policy debate and active-ly support the science-society interface.

Required skills and qualifications: a) a high level academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilita-tion) in health economics or economics b) an outstanding international reputation in high quality scholarship in the area of health economics commensurate with academic age, especially by having demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier journals of the field; c) ability to start up research and to supervise researchers (incl. PhD students); d) a strong record in attracting research funding; e) teaching qualifications at undergraduate and graduate level and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; f) proven international experience; g) leadership qualities; h) gender mainstreaming skills.

The successful candidate will participate in teaching programs at all levels (bachelor, MSc, doctorate and executive education) and we expect the new professor to take an active role in the ongoing development of the academic programs.

Teaching experience in English is required; teaching experience in German is not neces-sary. Non-German-speaking candidates will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period of time.

The new professor is expected to take an active role in the University’s self-governance.

For further details of the position, please see Applications must be submitted by 20 September, 2017.

  • WU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. WU seeks to increase the number of its female faculty members and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will be supported during each stage of the employment cycle. WU has established an Equal Opportunities Working Group, which is involved in all selection proceedings pursuant to § 42 of the 2002 Universities Act.

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  • Ulrike Schneider, Head of Department
    WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)


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