Assistant Professor of Psychology
Webster Vienna Private University

Assistant Professor of Psychology (f/m)
Full-time (40 hours/week), preferred starting date: August 2019

For over 35 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,
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 (BS), 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.
WVPU is an equal opportunity employer.

We are looking to make a research faculty appointment at the rank of
Assistant Professor of Psychology (f/m)
Full-time (40 hours/week), preferred starting date: August 2019

The Assistant Professor of Psychology will be responsible for teaching psychology program courses at the
undergraduate and graduate level, maintaining an active research agenda and scholarly profile, as well as
participating in departmental and university service activities.
The graduate program is with an emphasis in counseling psychology, which means that the appointee needs to
have experience with clinical psychology and counseling.
The Psychology department has lab facilities and research equipment such as electroencephalography,
traditional psychophysiology (skin conductance, heart rate, respiration rate and temperature) as well as startle
reflex modulation, facial expression analysis software and a brand new observational lab allowing social
interaction investigations of any kind.

In addition to traditional scholarly activities (publication, conference participation, service to the field), the
successful applicant is also expected to provide key student services, such as student advising and thesis
supervision, and pursue research projects aimed at securing external funding and increasing international
scholarly cooperation.

The successful applicant is expected to have:

• a completed psychology doctorate or PhD in psychology (clinical and possibly also counseling
• experience teaching undergraduate students
• experience teaching undergraduate students, preferably at English-language institutions, and
demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence
• career-stage appropriate record of scholarly publications in the field
• a short- and-medium term plan for developing research projects aimed at attracting external funding
• demonstrated ability to contribute to a collegial and intellectual environment
• full professional fluency in English
• working knowledge of German is desirable
• familiarity with the Austrian legal and professional requirements for the practice of clinical
psychology and possibly also psychotherapy is desirable

As required by Austrian federal law we are obliged to disclose the minimum annual gross compensation for
this position, which amounts to 42,000.- EUR (40 hours/week); negotiable on the basis of qualifications and
experience. The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.
Candidates are initially employed on a three-year all-in contract, in which annual performance agreements with
the department head orientate the assistant professor's teaching, research and service goals. After three years
and a successful review, the employment relationship is then based on an unlimited contract.
The university is seeking to make an appointment in the area of Clinical psychology and Counseling
psychology. While applicant from all fields of psychology will be considered, preference will be given to
applicants who are able to offer a combination of a specific field plus a capacity to contribute to the graduate
program in counseling psychology.
Applications are to be submitted online via the university's website:

Please include:

1) cover letter addressing the search criteria, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4)
article-size writing sample 5) names of three referees who will provide letters of recommendation upon request
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019.
Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is
For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department: at
WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A – 1020 Vienna.

All other inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Peter Walla, chair of the search department

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