Tenure-Track Postion for Health Economics.

The Department of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) announces an opening for a Tenure Track position in Health Economics. The candidate must hold a Doctorate/PhD degree.

In accordance with the collective agreement for employees and the Universities Act, the Department of Economics announces an opening for a full-time (40 h/week), six-year Tenure Track position at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The candidate must hold a Doctorate/PhD degree.

The position is aimed at highly qualified junior researchers who specialize and hold a Doctorate/PhD in the field of Economics. The position includes the possibility of a qualification agreement that may lead to a permanent position as Associate Professor (§ 99 Sec. 5 and 6 of the Universities Act) given the successful completion of the requirements stated in the agreement. Promotion to Full Professorship is possible.

The successful candidate should have an excellent academic track record before and after the Doctorate/PhD, should aim at and publish in first-rate refereed journals, and possess very good university-level teaching experience. The candidate should conduct empirical research and should have excellent knowledge in micro-econometric methods. Please see the detailed job description for further information in the info box.

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Prof. Gerald Pruckner
P +43 732 2468 7777

Employment Terms

Initially limited to a 6-year period; prospect of a permanent position (§ 99 Austrian Universities Act)

Application Deadline

March 20, 2019

Teaching obligations: The jobholder will participate in teaching programs at all levels and is expected to take an active role in the ongoing development of the academic programs. The usual teaching load as an Assistant Professor is four hours weekly. Teaching is usually required only during the academic year. After tenure the usual teaching load increases to eight weekly hours.

The Department of Economics offers an environment with an excellent teaching and research infrastructure (including an access to supercomputing and collaborations with providers of administrative data).

The initial minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is EUR 53,254.60 gross per year, overpayment is possible. The annual salary will rise after signing the qualification agreement to EUR 62,977.60 gross.

For details of the position, please contact Professor Gerald Pruckner, Department of Economics, by phone +43 732 2468 7777 or email:

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications from women. If applicants are equally qualified, women will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified candidates with physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

In compliance with a four-week application period, prospective candidates interested in this multifaceted position are invited to submit their application to the Rector of the Johannes Kepler University by March 20, 2019 at the latest. We look forward to electronically receiving your application submitted in English via

Please attach the following documents with your application: a cover letter including an account of your intent and qualifications for the position, a current CV, a list of publications, three full-text publications you consider to be most important, a list of all previously held university-level courses and lectures (including evaluation results, if available), a list of former research projects and collaboration efforts, a list of previous professional experience related to your research and teaching activities, a summary of planned projects and objectives in research and teaching.