Lecturer in Psychology (f/m/d)

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Lecturer in Psychology (f/m/d)

For over 35 years Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) has provided its students with an internationally competitive, American-based liberal arts education in the heart of Europe. Accredited in both Austria and the United States, WVPU offers an individualized, student-centered American education within the framework of a European research university. As part of a global network of campuses based in St. Louis, USA, WVPU is dedicated to preparing its students for an increasingly globalized world through academic programs that cultivate critical thinking and intercultural understanding.

Webster Vienna Private University is committed to excellence in teaching and research. WVPU offers innovative programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, awarding Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. At the undergraduate level, the departments of Business and Management, International Relations, Media Communications, and Psychology are complemented by the Center of Liberal Arts' multidisciplinary curriculum in the human, social and natural sciences.

WVPU is an equal opportunity employer.

We are looking to make a faculty appointment at the rank of

Lecturer in Psychology (f/m/d)

Part-time (20 hours/week), starting date: fall 2019

The position holder will be mainly responsible for teaching psychology program courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, ideally contributing to a research agenda and scholarly profile, as well as participating in departmental and university service activities.

As the graduate program is with an emphasis in counselling psychology, the appointee needs to be a registered psychotherapist in Austria.

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 a brand new observational lab allowing social interaction investigations of any kind. Preferably, the appointee has experience with one or more of these methods.

In addition to traditional scholarly activities, the successful applicant is also expected to provide key student services, such as student advising and thesis supervision.

The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • a completed psychotherapy education (possibly also clinical psychology)
  • a psychotherapy registration in Austria
  • experience teaching undergraduate students, preferably at English-language institutions, and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to a collegial and intellectual environment
  • full professional fluency in English
  • working knowledge of German is desirable
  • familiarity with the Austrian legal and professional requirements for the practice of psychotherapy

As required by Austrian federal law we are obliged to disclose the minimum annual gross compensation for this position, which amounts to 37,000.- EUR (40 hours/week); negotiable on the basis of qualifications and experience. The applicant must have the legal right to work in Austria.

Candidates are initially employed on a three-year all-in contract, in which annual performance agreements with the department head orientate the lecturer's teaching, research and service goals. After three years and a successful review, the employment relationship is then based on an unlimited contract.

Applications are to be submitted online via the university's website:

http://webster.ac.at/faculty-vacancies.

Please include:

1) cover letter addressing the search criteria, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) names of three referees who will provide letters of recommendation upon request

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2019

Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions related to your application, please contact the HR Department: hrdepartment@webster.ac.at at WVPU, Praterstraße 23, A - 1020 Vienna.

All other inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Peter Walla, chair of the search department (peter.walla@webster.ac.at).

Your privacy is important to us and we take the General Data Protection Regulation seriously. It is our goal to be sensitive and respectful of your personal information and to adhere to all facets of the GDPR regulation. Please be aware that all personal data you provide are subject to our privacy notice which can be found at: http://webster.ac.at/employee-and-employee-applicant-privacy-notice.

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