Postdoctor position in The Department of Business Administration at the University of Vienna


The Department of Business Administration at the University of Vienna invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (“Universitätsassistent”) In Strategic Management/Organizational Design.

Who we are
The Department of Business Administration at the University of Vienna is one of the most internationally focused and visible management departments in Europe – constantly ranked among the top in management research among all universities in the German-speaking world, and belonging to the finest institutions in its field internationally. 

The Strategic Management Subject Area within the Department has commenced its operations in August 2012. Currently, our team consists of 10 people from four different nationalities. Jointly, we investigate questions pertaining to strategic decision-making of organizations and related performance implications. We are particularly interested in early-stage (organizational design) decisions relevant to firms operating in (technologically) innovative environments. We are agnostic to methods and pursue formally analytical, simulation-based, ethnographic, large-scale empirical as well as experimental techniques. Our publications have appeared in the finest management outlets, such as the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Production and Operations Management, Research Policy, and the Strategic Management Journal, to mention but a few. Our research is funded by several agencies, and we regularly host conferences and seminars featuring colleagues from all over the globe.

We now seek to fill a (non tenure-track) postdoctoral position. For more information about the Strategic Management area and its members please visit: 

The deadline for applications is 15 December 2018 but may be extended. This means that we will not take decisions before 15 December 2018 and will continue searching thereafter, should it be necessary, until the position is filled.
We offer a 40 hours/week contract (gross salary amounting to approx. 50,000 ¤/annum), including pension benefits and healthcare insurance, for up to six years.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description: 
Applicants should have obtained their PhD degrees (or be very near completion) by the time of their application. We are looking for graduates from

– Renowned PhD programs in general management, strategy, or organizational science, who have a

– Demonstrable interest in the study of strategic management, organizational design, and/or group decision-making, who are 

– Devoted to publishing in the finest academic journals in our field (as evidenced by acceptances/advanced submissions of their articles by/to leading outlets)

Candidates are expected to 
– collaborate with other faculty of the Department on projects of mutual interest, to
– teach in the Bachelor and Master program at the Department for 4 weekly lecturing hours (amounting to a total of approximately 75 total hrs per year), and to
– assist in the supervision of Master candidates at the Department.

a strong background in at least one of the following two areas: closed-form agent-based modelling or agent-based simulations, and who have a
a strong quantitative background in at least one of the following two areas: experimental or large-scale field empirical analysis

– Ability to work in a team

Applications should include:

– a letter of motivation

– an academic cv listing all submissions/publications

– up to three working papers

– names of three references

All applications should be submitted electronically to
For further information please contact Professor Markus Reitzig (Strategy subject area chair) via email (

Research fields:

Main research fieldSpecial research fieldsImportance


LanguageLanguage levelImportance
EnglishGood knowledgeMUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 15.03.2019, mentioning reference number 9065.

For further information please contact Eadie, Karoline +43-1-4277-37970. 

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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