Professor in Banking and Financial Systems (W2) (m/f/x)

As a joint appointment, the Faculty of Economics and Management at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association seek to fill the position of a Professor in Banking and Financial Systems (W2) (m/f/x) in conjunction with a position as Deputy Head of the Department Financial Markets at IWH, starting at the earliest possible date.

IWH is one of the seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association. The Institute’s research focuses on the analysis of long-term growth processes with special emphasis on the efficient allocation of labour and capital.   

deadline: December 18, 2019

The successful candidate will act as the deputy head of the Department of Financial Markets (one of three existing research departments) at IWH. She/He represents the department’s research and policy advice to the scientific community, decision makers in economic policy, and the public. She/He will actively contribute to the Faculty’s research cluster “Decision Design”. There is a reduced teaching load of two hours per week per semester (two SWS). The candidate:

  • fulfills the formal requirements according to § 35 of the Higher Education Act for the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt (Hochschulgesetz des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt),
  • possesses a pronounced theoretical and empirical knowledge of the functioning of financial institutions and their role for the real sector, for example, concerning credit provision and shock absorbance after extreme events such as, e.g., natural disasters,
  • has a distinguished, internationally outstanding publication record,
  • pursues a research agenda with a strong empirical-quantitative focus,
  • possesses excellent proficiency in econometric methodologies including demonstrated experience of teaching successfully at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level,
  • has a proven track-record in leading research groups and supervising PhD students, including experience in contributing to structured PhD programmes,
  • raised competitive third-party funding from learned societies, such as DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) or Leibniz Competition (SAW).

The appointment is to the Otto von Guericke University and will be followed by a leave of absence for pursuing research at IWH.

The two appointment committees of IWH and Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg will make their decision in consensus. Professor Reint E. Gropp, PhD, President of IWH (Tel: +49 345 7753 700), and Professor Dr Andreas Knabe, Dean at the Faculty of Economics and Management (Tel: +49 391 67 58546), are available for further information.

Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise. Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and IWH aim to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and specifically encourage women to apply.

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We are looking forward to your application (including CV, list of publications, documentation of previous teaching experience including evaluation reports and lists of conference talks as well as successfully acquired third-party funds) submitted by December 18th, 2019 (incoming mail stamp) to the following address: Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), Executive Board, Kleine Maerkerstrasse 8, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany, e-mail:

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