We’re hiring!

Our team wants you!uncle_sam_28pointing_finger29

For reinforcing our team at the Department for E-Governance and Administration at the Faculty of Business and Globalization, we are searching for a highly motivated researcher for a non-tenured position.

For a non-tenured faculty position, responsibilities include collaborating on informatics/social sciences projects in multidisciplinary teams, supervising students during their Master’s thesis, teaching courses, and participating in service activities as well as in the development and/or expansion of national and European research activities. Rank is open based on qualifications.

This is a full-time, 3-years, non-tenure track appointment (limited until September 30th, 2019) with possible extension depending on funding and performance. 

Required Qualifications for Non-Tenured Position:

  • Master’s and/or doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Informatics (preferably Business-, or Legal informatics), Information Science or suitable combination of disciplines (Social Sciences and/or Legal Sciences within Informatics background).

Desired Qualifications for Non-Tenured Position:

  • Experienced in and active contributions to national and/or European/international research projects
  • Experienced in and active contributions to scientific publications and dissemination
  • Ability to teach and supervise students
  • High personal interest in the research areas E-Democracy, E-Government, E-Participation, Open Data, Data-driven administration/politics etc.
  • Hands-on programming skills (e.g., Java, C#, Python, JS)
  • Skills in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Expertise in data architectural design and analysis as well as in governance frameworks
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team that includes computer/social scientists, legal experts, faculty, and staff
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent English language proficiency (German language proficiency is beneficial but not mandatory)

Initial closing date for this position is October 2nd, 2016. Electronic applications are preferred. Applicants are asked to email/send the following items with the application code “1659_GOV“ to the human resources department under the following address: “Personalabteilung der Donau-Universität Krems”, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, A-3500 Krems, Katharina Markl at katharina.markl@donau-uni.ac.at:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying
  • Your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position
  • Teaching and research statement
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications

Please be prepared to provide letters of recommendation on request. The minimum monthly salary according to the university’ s remuneration system (W3/1) is EUR 2.642,05 gross for 38.5h/week. The actual salary may vary depending on the candidate’s experience and qualification.

The Danube University Krems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or any other basis protected by law.


Evaluation in the policy cycle? It’s all about speed.

The 2016 European Data Forum EDF16 took place in lovely Eindhoven at the Evoluon. Much shaped like a flying saucer, this spectacular venue for two days gave home to Europe’s elite on data related topics. This years event was all focused on big data and data science. The importance of Big Data was stressed by TU Eindhoven president Jan Mengelers, CEO Eindhoven University of Technology. According to him, 50% of innovation in the future  will have to be attributed to data ecosystems. That’s an enormous amount of change.

We gave a presentation on the effects of Big Data Analytics on policy making in the 21st. century.

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Invitation for Blind Applications

We aim at enlarging our team with highly-motivated new full time researcher colleagues with a focus on social sciences, political science, communication science or computer/information science, presumably for a non-tenured position of 3 years (pre-doc or post-doc).

We at the Department for E-Governance and Administration are a vibrant interdisciplinary research team, always looking for dedicated new colleagues. During the last years our team grew steadily. We cover diverse topics such as law, social sciences, technology, psychology and statistics. As a national and international renowned research partner we deliver solutions in the domains of eGovernment, eParticipation, policy development and ICT for public administrations.

In the mid term we are looking for

  • one technically oriented position, ideally with a CS background, and
  • one position with a focus on science, society and/or communication in public administration.

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5 questions to Efthimios Tambouris #CeDEM16 #video

5 questions to Efthimios Tambouris. Tambouris is from the Applied Informatics Department at University of Macedonia (GR). He held his keynote „Multidimensional Open Government Data“ at the CeDEM16 conference.

  1. Your thoughts on e-democracy and open government in a nutshell?
  2. What does open mean to you?
  3. Name a good practice in e-democracy or open government?
  4. Name a bad practice in e-democracy or open government?
  5. What will be discussing at CeDEM in 2016?

CeDEM – the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government – brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. The CeDEM16 will be held from May 18th to May 20th 2016 at the Danube University Krems.

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Mila Gascó in 10 sentences: Keynote, expectations, vision of the future and #cedem16

CeDEM – the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government – brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. The CeDEM16 will be held from May 18th to May 20th at the Danube University Krems.

Before we begin, we ask our keynote-speakers Mila Gasco, Robert Krimmer, Hans Jochen Scholl, Efthimios Tambouris to ten sentences around their keynote, expectations and their vision of the future.

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Foto Mila Gascó (4)Mila Gascó
Mila Gascó holds a MBA and a Ph. D. in public policy evaluation (Award Enric Prat de la Riba granted to the best Ph. D. thesis on public management and administration, given by the Escola d’Administració Pública de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain).

Nowadays, she is a senior researcher at the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management and the Institute of Public Governance and Management, both at ESADE. In the latter, she is in charge of the e-governance, open government and smart cities areas of research.  For seven years, she was a senior analyst at the International Institute on Governance of Catalonia. Mila Gascó has a lot of consulting experience on the information and knowledge society as well.

Mila Gascó in ten sentences: What are the main assets of your keynote, expectations and your vision of the future? #cedem16

  1. More and more, public administrations are forced to co-produce
  2. Co-production does not need ICT but ICT facilitate and speed up the processes of co-production
  3. ICT-enabled co-production is meaningful in the framework of open government
  4. Co-production has mainly to do with one of the three open government dimensions: collaboration
  5. Open data and social media are important tools to do co-production
  6. A co-production process is an open innovation process
  7. Co-production can be related to open services
  8. ICT-enabled co-production can be analyzed according to two criteria: ICT role in the process and citizens’ level of involvement
  9. Two sets of factors influence co-production: organizational factors and citizens factors
  10. ICT-enabled co-production is also influenced by the ICT factor