Position Title

University Professor of Business Communication with emphasis Media and Communication Studies


WU (Vienna University of Economics)

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Salary Range

Employee in accordance with use of group A 1 in the collective agreement for workers / inside of the universities, annual minimum fee € 71882.80 gross; actually placed paid annual gross salary is negotiable.

Job Description

Performance in the context of the respective biography and in relation to the ability of any person to provide this service, considered at WU. This recognizes that scientific achievements are embedded in different resumes. Qualifications are assessed in terms of equal opportunities taking into account the academic age: Dh. There are biographical factors such as reduced employment level or career breaks due care, child care, other functions considered within and outside of universities, etc.. 
You have the opportunity to provide personal information in your application. The WU assures that all information that you provide to us as part of the application will be treated confidentially. All persons involved in the appeals process people are bound to secrecy. 

In the research, the Department of foreign language business communication deals with language and cultural studies approaches to business-related issues. In teaching, currently the education of students in foreign language business communication is the focus. This spectrum is currently being expanded to include training components in the direction of general business communication. In the future, the Department will also offer a separate master program with international participation.

Academic Qualifications

From the new professor / new professor is expected that he / she is internationally recognized as a researcher / in the art of the chair and can boast an excellent qualifications: 
a) Habilitation or equivalent scientific achievements 
b) sound scientific qualification in media and communication studies or relevant to the professorship field 
c) Excellent international reputation for excellent research in the field of media and communication studies (especially as organizational communication, media and communications management, strategic communication, communication controlling), the academic age appropriately, particularly with regard to publications in leading international scientific journals of the Department 
d) experience in raising funds for research desirable 
e) Excellent teaching performance to Bachelor and Master level (possibly degree level) or at the level of the doctoral program and / or executive education 
f) Experience in program development and management desirable 
g) excellent language skills in German and English 
h) proven international experience 
i) leadership 
j) expertise in the area of ​​Gender and Diversity Management

Experience Requirements

It is expected at all levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD / doctoral degree programs and executive education) teaching. Teaching responsibility is eight credit hours. 
connected to the professorship is the willingness to accept the program director for a common befindliches in planning at the Department international Master Program in Business Communication. This already includes at the beginning of a decisive engagement in the program development and strong willingness for interdisciplinary networking in the Department. 
In addition to participation in university self-administration and third mission activities is expected from the new Professor / New professor.

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Contact Information

For further details on this position please contact Professor Nadine Thielemann, board director, Department of Foreign Language Business Communication, by phone at ++ 43-1-31336-5427 or by e-mail to Nadine.Thielemann@wu.ac.at