Assistant Professor of Psychology Webster Vienna Private University, Media and Communications Austria


Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) was established in 1981. Since 2001 WVPU has been the only dually accredited university in Austria, with both, the US Higher Learning Commission accreditation, and private university accreditation from AQ Austria. The business programs are also accredited by ACBSP. WVPU is an equal opportunity employer.


Webster Vienna Private University is committed to research, excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners and critical thinkers, prepared to participate in an increasingly international society. Webster Vienna is a diverse and vibrant international community. At the moment we are looking for an enthusiastic


Assistant Professor of Psychology (f/m) – Full Time (40 hours/week)


 Ideal starting date: 20th of October 2017 or 8th of January 2018


We are looking for an individual with a professional and outgoing personality who connects well with people (from various different countries) and brings along a proactive attitude as well as a hands-on mentality. The appointee will be contributing to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs of the university while also following a research agenda and help with some administrative tasks. The graduate program is with an emphasis in counseling psychology, which means that the appointee needs to have experience with counseling and clinical psychology. S/he will also be expected to have an active research agenda. S/he will help the University build and expand upon the opportunities that the worldwide Webster network provides. 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 soon also an observational lab that supports social interaction investigations of any kind.


Your profile:


  • A completed psychology doctorate or PhD in psychology (counseling and clinical psychology background)

  • Excellent English in speaking and writing

  • Previous university-level teaching experience, preferably at English-language institutions, and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence

  • A demonstrated track record of discipline-specific scholarship

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a collegial and intellectual environment


Highly Desirable:

  • At least working knowledge of German

  • Familiarity with the Austrian legal and professional requirements for the practice of psychotherapy and clinical psychology


The University is seeking to make an appointment in the area of Counseling Psychology (and/or Clinical Psychology). While applicants 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.


The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria. The yearly gross salary on a full-time basis (40 hours/week, All-In) for this position is a minimum of € 42.000, - gross p.a. plus benefits.


If you would like to be part of our team in an international environment and wish to make a difference to our expanding educational enterprise, we are looking forward to receiving your complete application /CV, cover letter stating your relevant experience, knowledge and motivation for this role, certificates) online via our Webpage


Deadline for applications is September 15, 2017.


For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department: at WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A – 1020 Vienna.


Please apply online, attaching your cover letter as well as detailed CV. This will enable us to provide you with the best service. To submit your application online, please click the button “Apply”.

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