Assistant Professor (W1) in Economics, especially Financial Economics

AnbieterUniversität Leipzig
ArbeitsortLeipzig, Sachsen, Deutschland
KategorieWirtschaft / Betriebswissenschaft


Assistant Professor (W1) in Economics, especially Financial Economics

The Faculty of Economics and Management Science at Leipzig University seeks qualified candidates to fill a position, at the earliest possible date, at the rank of

Assistant Professor (W1) in Economics, especially Financial Economics
(Initially limited to a period of three years, an extension to a total of six years is possible)
JEL Classification: G

The Assistant Professorship will be established in cooperation with the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). The IWH is one of the six economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> It focuses on research in finance, macroeconomics, and productivity and innovation. The Assistant Professorship serves to deepen the collaboration between the Faculty of Economics and Management Science at Leipzig University and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) where the future employee finds an attractive academic environment and can gain access to important resources for research activities. The Assistant Professorship is intended to strengthen the joint research focus in Finance of the IWH and Leipzig University. We expect the candidate to have a strong interest in teaching and research in Financial Economics. Ideally, the focus should be on empirical research

  • dealing with the international integration of financial markets and the relationship to the regulation of the financial system and/or
  • the interaction between the financial system and the real economy.

A quantitative research approach and experience with the latest empirical methods, as well as an interest in applying economic research to policy questions are desirable.

The requirements for the position are: the completion of an outstanding PhD in Economics or Finance, successful publications in international journals, and ideally an existing network of international research collaborations. It is expected that the candidate will successfully contribute to the research activities of the faculty and the IWH. The tasks also include teaching in the Faculty’s Bachelor and Master programs. English teaching experience is required. While knowledge of German is desirable, it is not a requirement for the position.

Rights and obligations of the jobholder are within the Saxonian University Law (Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz, SächsHSFG) §§ 63, 64, 70 and the Saxonian Public Service Task Regulation (Sächsische Dienstaufgabenverordnung, DAVOHS).

Leipzig University emphasizes the equality of women and men. Handicapped applicants are encouraged to apply and given preference if equally qualified.

For inquiries concerning the position, please contact Professor Dr. Gregor Weiß ( e-mail , phone: +49 341 9733821) and Professor Michael Koetter, PhD ( e-mail , phone: +49 345 7753 727).

Applications with the usual documents, enclosing detailed CV, a list of the scientific work and academic teaching including available records of teaching evaluations, up to three letters of reference and a verifiable copy of the certificate of the highest acquired academic degree, should be sent (preferably via e-mail1)) before November 30th, 2017 to:


or via mail:

Universität Leipzig
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Herrn Dekan Prof. Dr. Uwe Vollmer
Grimmaische Str. 12
04109 Leipzig

The IWH will be present at the AEA / AFA meetings 2018 in Philadelphia. The position is also published on the JOE portal of the AEA.

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