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The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies is looking for a new

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

Michael Landesmann plans to retire from his current post and the board of the institute has initiated a formal search process for a new scientific director.

Founded in 1973, the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) is an independent economic research institute with a well-recognised position in the analysis of economic developments and structural change in Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE). In addition, the institute has also acquired strong expertise in analysing selected issues in international economics, as well as in the analysis of macroeconomics, labour markets, migration, industrial and regional developments in the EU and its neighbourhood. The institute is jointly funded by Austrian public institutions and private members as well as by research grants and income from research contracts. The institute participates in a large number of international research networks and coordinates several international research projects.

The Scientific Director is expected to provide leadership in maintaining and strengthening the institute’s position in the scientific community and the international research market and expanding the scientific network of the institute. She/he is also responsible for developing its research agenda, coordinating and supervising the research activities of wiiw staff and is expected to undertake own research and publish the results in leading publication outlets. The Scientific Director is in charge of formulating economic policy positions on the basis of the institute’s research and represents wiiw in the scientific and policy-making communities, and the public at large.

We are looking for an economist of international distinction with an outstanding track record, as demonstrated in published work in at least one of the relevant research areas of the institute (open economy macroeconomics, international economics, transition economies, European integration). She/he should have a clear orientation in empirical-quantitative economic research, strong connections to relevant international networks of researchers and experience in economic policy analysis. Excellent communications skills, experience in and proven ability to manage a research institution (or a research team) of a significant size, raise external research funds and provide policy advice to policy-makers at the national and European level are essential to the position.

At the moment, the position is held part time in connection with a full professorship at an (Austrian) university but other arrangements up to a full-time appointment are negotiable.

Start date: as soon as possible, preferably early in 2015.

The institute is seeking to increase its share of women in management positions. Qualified women are therefore encouraged to apply.

The decision about the appointment will be made by the board of the institute, on the basis of a recommendation by an international search committee.

Please apply (by submitting your CV, publication list and details of research, public advisory and acquisition of projects/fund raising activity) to:

wiiw, att. SEARCH COMMITTEE
c/o Elisabeth Hagen, Rahlgasse 3
A-1060 Vienna, Austria


or via e-mail to Search-Committee@wiiw.ac.at until 6 October 2014.

Of course, all applications will be treated strictly confidential.

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wiiw is looking for an

ECONOMIST with a concentration on international economics

The position is limited to one year in the first instance; it can be extended following a satisfactory probationary period. Start: as soon as possible.

Major tasks
  • Research in the field of international economics
  • Widen our expertise on trade policy and modelling
  • Acquisition and execution of research projects
Requirements
  • PhD in Economics / or just before completion of PhD (good university degree)
  • Research experience in international economics
  • Interest in applied research
  • Good quantitative and econometric skills
  • Excellent English (written and oral); knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Ability to work in teams
We are paying salaries comparable to universities.
Remuneration for the position will be € 36,000 gross annual income or above.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Please send your applications (with cover letter and CV) to wiiw@wiiw.ac.at


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