Assistant Professor (post-doc), non-tenure track (all genders welcome)

Scientific Staff  | Full time
Application deadline:  25 April 2024
Reference code: 176/24


The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Department of Statistics at the Faculty of Technical Sciences. The starting date is negotiable; October 1, 2024, at the latest:


Assistant Professor (post-doc), non-tenure track (all genders welcome)

in the working group Stochastic Processes.

Level of employment: 100 % (40 hours/week)

Minimum salary: € 66,532.20 per annum (gross); classification according to collective agreement: B1 lit. b

Limited to: 6 years

Application deadline: April 25, 2024

Reference code: 176/24


The Stochastic Processes group at the Department of Statistics is embedded into the university’s area of key research strength “Multiple Perspectives in Optimization (MPOpt)” and it participates in the thematic doctoral programme and the FWF funded doc.funds doctoral school “Modeling – Analysis – Optimization of discrete, continuous, and stochastic systems”. Further information on the doctoral programme and the doc.funds doctoral school can be found here:

Area of responsibility

  • Autonomous scientific work (towards habilitation level) including the publication of research articles in one or more of the following fields: numerical methods for stochastic differential equations, computational stochastics, analysis of stochastic differential equations
  • Active participation in the research activities of the research area and at international conferences
  • Involvement in raising third party funding and in the work on third party funded projects
  • Autonomous teaching at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level including service teaching
  • (Co-)supervision of Bachelor’s students, Master’s students, and PhD students
  • Participation in university self-management
  • Participation in public relations and third-mission activities


  • PhD/Doctoral degree at a national or international university in mathematics or a related field
    This requirement must be fulfilled two weeks before the starting date at the latest; hence, the last possible deadline for meeting this requirement is September 15, 2024.
  • Strong background in one or more of the following fields: numerical methods for stochastic differential equations, computational stochastics, analysis of stochastic differential equations
  • First publications in renowned relevant journals
  • Experience in the dissemination of scientific results
  • Fluency in English

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for imparting knowledge
  • Didactic skills and first teaching experience
  • High communication and dissemination skills
  • Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, R, SageMath, Maple, Mathematica, C/C++, …)
  • German language skills (B2 or higher)

Additional information

Our offer:

The employment contract is concluded for the position as an Assistant Professor without tenure track and stipulates a starting salary of € 4,752.30 gross per month (14 times a year; previous experience deemed relevant to the job can be recognised).

 The University of Klagenfurt also offers:

  • Personal and professional advanced training courses, management and career coaching, including bespoke training for women in science
  • Numerous attractive additional benefits, see also
  • Diversity- and family-friendly university culture
  • The opportunity to live and work in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in the spheres of culture, nature and sports


The application:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in English providing the following documents:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • List of talks
  • Research statement (at most one page)
  • Copies of degree certificates (Bachelor, Master, and PhD)
  • Copies of official transcripts (Bachelor, Master, and PhD) containing the list of all courses and grades. If the PhD transcripts are not available, the candidate should provide an explanation (e.g., PhD not finished at time of application deadline).
  • PhD thesis. If the thesis is not available, the candidate should provide an explanation (e.g., PhD not finished at time of application deadline).
  • A letter of reference by an experienced scientist. For confidentiality reasons, this letter must be sent directly by that scientist to The deadline for the receipt of the reference letter is April 25, 2024.

We can only accept applications submitted before the deadline and comprising all necessary documents. If an applicant has not received the PhD/Doctoral degree by the application deadline, the applicant should provide a declaration, written either by a supervisor or by the candidate themselves, on the feasibility of finishing the PhD/Doctoral degree before September 15, 2024.

To apply, please select the position with the reference code 176/24 in the category “Scientific Staff” using the link “Apply for this position”.

Candidates must furnish proof that they meet the required qualifications by September 15, 2024, at the latest.

This position as Assistant Professor (postdoc) is a non-tenure track position. It is advertised without the option of negotiating a qualification agreement.

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Michaela Szölgyenyi ( General information about the university as an employer can be found at At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons.

The University of Klagenfurt aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply for the position. Where the qualification is equivalent, women will be given preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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