Associate Professor of Strategic Communications Webster Vienna Private University, Media and Communications


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.


We are looking for a status track research faculty appointment at the rank of


Associate Professor of Strategic Communications (f/m) - Full Time (40 hours/week)


Ideal starting date: negotiable


The Associate Professor is reporting to the Head of Media and Communications and in this role combining excellence in teaching with a strong research agenda in strategic communications.


 Key responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in one or all of the following: public relations principles and practices; strategic writing; public relations cases and campaigns; crisis management; corporate advocacy and communication; issue management; social media strategies; strategic communication in a global environment

  • Maintain a rigorous scholarly output by publishing in refereed academic journals

  • Engage in scholarly production (book chapters, books)

  • Attend competitive conferences

  • Participate in the development and expansion of the programs within a worldwide Webster network


Your profile:

  • PhD and Habilitation or equivalent in Strategic Communication, Corporate Communication, Public Relations or related field

  • Solid international scholarly track record for the rank of Associate Professor

  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence

  • Previous university-level teaching experience at English-language institution

  • Proven ability to conduct successful grant writing is an advantage

  • Excellent knowledge of English; working knowledge of German desirable


We are looking for a professional with strong ability to contribute to our collegial and intellectual environment.


The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria. The yearly gross salary on a full-time basis (40 hours) for this position is a minimum of € 58.000, - gross p.a. plus benefits; higher payment depending on qualification and experience.


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:


1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae with evidence of clear research program leading to publication, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) names and contact information for three references


Application is online via, deadline is September 30, 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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