Assistant Professor (W1) in Financial Economics
Advertiser: Financial Markets, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
Field(s) of specialization: Finance
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Kleine Maerkerstrasse 8, Halle (Saale), Saxony-Anhalt, 06108, Germany (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 6 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Target date for applications: 23 Nov 2020
Application deadline: 30 Nov 2020 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Interview scheduling completed
Posting end date: 1 Apr 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020.
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Ad text:

The Faculty of Economics and Management of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg in cooperation with the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association seeks quali­fied candidates to fill two positions at the rank of

Assistant Professor (W1) in Financial Economics.

JEL Classification: G

We expect the candidate to have a strong interest in teaching and research in Financial Economics. Pre­ferred will be candidates with a focus on

‒ the interaction between the financial system and the real economy

‒ the interaction between finance and labor

A quantitative research approach and experience with the latest empirical methods, as well as a desire to apply economic research to policy questions are desirable.

The Assistant Professorships serve to deepen the collaboration between the University and the Halle Insti­tute for Economic Research (IWH). The IWH is one of the seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany ( The IWH focuses on research in finance, macroeconomics, and productivity and innovation. The two Assistant Professorships are intended to strengthen the joint research focus in Finance of the IWH and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. They will join the IWH’s Financial Markets Department or the new department on Laws, Regulations and Factor Markets at the IWH.

The requirements for both positions are: the completion of a PhD in Economics or Finance by summer of 2021 at the latest, the potential for successful publications in international journals, and ideally an existing network of international research collaborations. It is expected that the candidates will teach in the Faculty’s Bachelor and Masters Programs. While knowledge of German is desirable, it is not a require­ment for the position.

The employees are assigned the status of civil servants with limited tenure (Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit). The contract will initially be limited to three years, and may be extended by a further three years given a positive evaluation.

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

The hiring committee will be available for information talks at the EEA Job Market Meeting as well as the ASSA Meetings.

Applications including CV, list of publications, references, documentation of previous teaching experience including evaluation reports, list of conference talks and successfully acquired third-party funds shall be submitted preferably electronically to EconJobMarket (EJM:, Job Openings for Economists (JOE: or via e-mail ( to the following address until November 30, 2020:

Professor Reint Gropp, PhD (President of IWH)
Professor Michael Koetter, PhD (Head of IWH Department Financial Markets)
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Dekanat
Prof. Dr. Andreas Knabe
Postfach 4120
39016 Magdeburg

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Reference letter (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)
  • Teaching statement (optional)
  • Transcript of grades (optional)
  • Research statement (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 2
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