Researcher & Lecturer in Sustainability, Governance, and Methods – Modul University Vienna

Deadline: Open until filled
Position: Researcher & Lecturer, Sustainability, Governance, and Methods
Location: Modul University in Vienna, Austria
Salary: 30,000 euros, gross annual salary

Position Description
Modul University Vienna is seeking an outstanding scholar for a Researcher & Lecturer position for its School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods to join its research team and teach undergraduate courses in the broader areas of sustainability, economics, methods, and management ( This position is at the Researcher & Lecturer level and foresees candidates to develop their PhD research and participate in university self-governance. The School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods seeks candidates whose doctoral research will be related to one or more of the main research areas of the School.
  • Have a career ambition to conduct internationally recognized research, i.e. by publishing research articles and writing a doctoral thesis;
  • Enthusiastically engage in teaching undergraduate courses;
  • Assist in the general administration of the university


Your Profile

Required Qualifications

  • A completed Master (by August 2024) in the field of the social sciences, environmental studies, environmental and ecological economics, environmental management, geography, economics, or a related discipline;
  • Strong background in quantitative research methods;
  • Excellent analytical skills and evidence of the potential to undertake cutting-edge research;
  • Excellent written and spoken English (German is not a requirement as English is the working language). The minimum scores are: TOEFL: 100 Internet-based test (IBT) with no individual section score less than 20; or IELTS: overall band score between 7 and 7.5 with no sub-score below 6.0. The Admissions Committee may decide upon the recognition of other evidence of language skills.


Why Join Their Team?
  • Cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research approach 
  • Individual professional development
  • An international and multicultural working environment


Further Information

Contact and Application
This is a full‐time, limited contract position where applicants are prepared to work up to 40 hours per week (with overtime hours). The initial salary is EUR 30,000 before taxes (The position remains open until filled; the review of applications will commence immediately after the announcement. Starting date: 1 September 2024.

The position is available as of September 1st for four years. Successful candidates will be enrolled in MU’s PhD in Business and Socioeconomic Sciences and use about 50% of their working hours (40h/week) for their PhD studies. The starting salary is EUR 30,000 gross (annual teaching load: two units, @45 min per unit, of weekly teaching) plus approx. 30% Arbeitgeberanteil (= contribution to the social security and pension fund paid by the employer according to Austrian Law), with additional remuneration for extra teaching or supervision of theses. From the 2nd year onwards, the salary increases to EUR 38,700 gross with an annual teaching load of six units. Tuition for the PhD program is covered by Modul University Vienna.

For questions related to this position, please contact the Dean of the PhD program or the Head of the School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods
Please submit your complete application in Personio, including cover lettercurriculum vitae, a motivation lettertwo recommendation lettersacademic transcripts, a statement of your research interests referring to any of the research profiles of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods Professors, and a statement of your teaching interests referring to one of the above-mentioned teaching areas (in English; preferably as a single PDF file not exceeding 8 MB).


About Modul University Vienna

Modul University Vienna is an international private university and offers cutting-edge education at BBA, BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD levels. Students and staff come from over 70 countries around the world, providing for a multicultural and diverse work environment.

As an employer, Modul University Vienna offers:

  • Opportunities to work from home
  • Flexible working hours
  • International and dynamic team
  • Personal and professional development
  • Independent working environment
  • Public transport ticket

Modul University Vienna is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to equality and diversity that does not discriminate on the basis of, among other factors, age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender expression, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or social class. We especially encourage women and people who belong minority groups to apply and welcome all applications that can contribute to a diverse working culture.


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