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University of Klagenfurt
Department of Economics
Universitätsstr. 65-67
9020 Klagenfdurt

The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Economics, Chair of Prof. Martin Wagner, at the Faculty of Management and Economics with an expected starting date at the earliest:

University Assistant - Pre-Doc Position (PhD Candidate) (all genders welcome)


Level of employment: 75%

Minimum salary: € 31.200,40 per annum (gross), Classification according to collective agreement: B1

Limited to: 4 years

Application deadline: by 10 November 2021

Reference code: 588/21


Tasks and Responsibilities:

The position is located in the Department of Economics. The research group has a clear focus on high-quality research and is active in a variety of topics in econometrics, quantitative economics and macroeconomics. The position comprises the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • independent research resulting in a PhD thesis economics, econometrics or quantitative economics
  • cooperation and support in research and teaching activities both in German and in English, support in organisational and administrative duties of the department
  • supervision of students
  • participation in university committees, in university self-governance and in public relations activities of the department


Prerequisites for the appointment:

  • completed Diploma or Master's studies with excellent performance in economics or a related field (e.g. statistics, mathematics, econometrics or similar) at a domestic or foreign higher education institution
  • excellent knowledge in data analysis, econometrics and/or statistics,
  • very good knowledge of German (level C1-C2)


Additional desired qualifications:

  • first experiences in academic teaching and research
  • first experiences in quantitative economics or similar fields
  • dedication to research in economics, econometrics or quantitative economics; preferably documented by first research results in, e.g., the master thesis or first publications
  • interest in academic career in economics, econometrics or quantitative economics,
  • willingness to participate in research, teaching and administrative tasks
  • interest in working in a highly productive work environment, strong performance orientation and commitment, organizational skills
  • very good knowledge of English (level C1-C2)
  • good software and programming skills, e.g. Matlab, R, EViews or similar

Application Instructions

The application:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in German or English providing the usual documents:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of all completed higher education programmes (certificates, supplements, if applicable)
  • Other documentary evidence that may be relevant to this announcement (see Prerequisites and desired qualifications)

The position is solely intended for the completion of a Ph.D in Economics. Applicants with a Doctorate or Ph.D. already completed in a related discipline are therefore ineligible for this position.

To apply, please select the position with the reference code [588/21] in the category “Scientific Staff” using the link “Apply for this position” in the job portal at 

Candidates must furnish proof that they meet the required qualifications by 10 November 2021 at the latest.

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Prof. Martin Wagner ( or Christina Kopetzky ( General information about the university as an employer can be found At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons.

The University of Klagenfurt aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply for the position. Where the qualification is equivalent, women will be given preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

Translations into other languages shall serve informational purposes only. Solely the version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) shall be legally binding.

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Contact Person
Prof. Martin Wagner
+43 463 2700 4102