Assistant Professorship in Finance (W1) with Tenure Track
Employer: Department of Economics, University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Location: Adenauerallee 24-42, Bonn, 53113, Germany (map)
Field(s) of specialization: Finance
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2019
Posting end date: 1 Dec 2019
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The Department of Economics at the University of Bonn, Germany, invites applications for an

Assistant Professorship in Finance (W1) with Tenure Track

starting as soon as possible. Formal requirements are regulated by §36 Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen).

The initial contract runs for three years with the possibility of renewal for another three years and then tenure, subject to a positive midterm and final evaluation.  

We invite applications from strong candidates in finance. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in economics or finance and must demonstrate strong research potential. All teaching at the graduate level is in English. Teaching at the undergraduate level can be conducted in English or German.

The professorship is part of the Cluster of Excellence “ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy”, run jointly by the Universities of Bonn and Cologne and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the context of the Excellence Strategy. The overarching goal of the Cluster is to advance the understanding of market functioning and failures as well as public policy responses, employing innovative research approaches. The candidates are expected to contribute to the Cluster’s research agenda.

Please submit your application, including a brief sketch of how your research profile fits into ECONtribute’s research agenda (especially into the research area “Financial Stability”), a CV, transcripts, the job market paper, a list of publications and two reference letters.

Applications received by December 1, 2019 are guaranteed full consideration.

For further information, please visit or contact Prof. Hendrik Hakenes (

University of Bonn currently advertises two Assistant Professorships in Finance (W1) with Tenure Track. Please apply for both positions separately.

The University of Bonn promotes the diversity of its members. It is certified as a family-oriented university and has a dual career program. Its aim is to increase the proportion of women in scientific staff and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges qualified women to apply. Applications are dealt with in accordance with the equal opportunity legislation. Likewise, the University encourages suitable people with proven impairment to apply.


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  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Transcript of grades
  • Research statement
  • Cover letter
  • Letters of reference: 2
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