W1 Assistant Professor (f/m/d/t) in Financial Economics

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association jointly seek qualified candidates to fill a position at the rank of W1 Assistant Professor (f/m/d/t) in Financial Economics (JEL Classification: G). We expect the candidate to have a strong focus on teaching and research in financial economics. A quantitative research approach and experience with the latest empirical methods, as well as an expressed willingness to apply economic research to policy questions are desirable. A profile geared towards financial intermediation, the interaction of finance and factor markets, or the implications of financial frictions and regulation on resource (re-)allocation and growth are of particular interest to us.   

Bewerbungsfrist: 7. Dezember 2018

The Assistant Professorship serves to deepen the collaboration between the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association. IWH is one of the six economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany (www.iwh-halle.de/en). It focuses on research in structural change and productivity, finance, and macroeconomics. The Assistant Professorship is associated with the Department of Financial Markets at IWH and contributes to the research areas of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

The requirements are: Applicants will possess a doctorate in economics or business administration related to this position – or can convincingly show that this degree will be awarded in due course. The duration of the PhD project and employment together up to the deadline should not exceed six years. The candidate is expected to have the potential for successful publications in international journals and ideally an existing network of international research collaborations. It is also expected that the candidate will teach in the Faculty’s Bachelor and Master Programmes. Knowledge of the German language is not a requirement for the position.

In legal terms, there will be an individual selection process carried out for the position hereby announced. The appointee is assigned the status of an assistant professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena according to section 85 (7) Thuringian Higher Education Act. The professorship comes along with an employment at IWH. The employment relationship will initially be limited to three years, and may be extended by a further three years given a positive evaluation.

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena and IWH are committed to increasing the number of women in research and teaching. Therefore, both actively encourage qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, physically challenged applicants will be favored.

Bewerbungsverfahren

Applications including CV, list of publications, letters of recommendation, documentation of previous teaching experience including evaluation reports and lists of conference talks and successfully acquired third-party funding should be submitted electronically (as a PDF of < 2MB) via JOE (https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listings) no later than December 7, 2018, to the

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
Financial Markets Department
P.O. Box 11 03 61
06017 Halle (Saale), Germany

For inquiries about the position, you can contact the head of the Financial Markets department at IWH Prof Dr Michael Koetter at michael.koetter@iwh-halle.de.

IWH will be available for interviews at the 2019 AFA/ASSA meetings in Atlanta.

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