Assistant Professor (W1) in Financial Economics
Advertiser: Financial Markets, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
Field(s) of specialization: Finance - Business Economics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Kleine Maerkerstrasse 8, Halle an der Saale, SA, 06108, Germany (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 6 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Target date for applications: 21 Nov 2021
Application deadline: 28 Nov 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 28 Feb 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
Ad text:

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg jointly seek qualified candidates to fill a position at the rank of

Assistant Professor in Financial Economics (W1) (f/m/x)

We expect the candidate (f/m/x) to possess an excellent research profile in financial economics and the will­ingness to further develop the interaction between the financial system and the real economy at the IWH. 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 IWH is one of seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany ( It focuses on research in structural change and productivity, finance, and macroeconomics. The Assistant Professor will join the Financial Markets department at the IWH.

Besides the formal requirements listed below the successful candidate has the potential for successful publications in excellent international journals, and ideally an existing network of international research collaborations. It is expected that the candidate will teach in the Faculty’s Bachelor and Master degree programmes. While knowledge of German is desirable, it is not a requirement for the position. There is a reduced teaching load of two hours per week per semester.

The Professorship is assigned to the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business at the Martin Luther Univer­sity Halle-Wittenberg.

Applicants need to fulfil the pre-conditions of appointment as stipulated in section 40 of the Saxony-Anhalt State Law of Universities. In particular, a completed university degree, pedagogical ability and a special aptitude for scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by the completion of a PhD in Economics or Finance by summer of 2022 at the latest. As a rule, the time period between the final doc­toral degree examination and the application for this junior professorship should not exceed six years. Junior professorships are filled on the basis of a temporary civil service contract, initially for a period of three years. The position shall be renewed for a further three years conditional upon a positive interim evaluation. The working place is Halle (Saale).

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and IWH aim to increase the share of women appointed as staff; therefore, appropriately qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this posi­tion. The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg strives to provide an environment compatible with work-life balance and has been certified as a family-friendly university since 2009. Applications from can­didates with severe disabilities are particularly welcome, and will be given preference in the event of equivalent qualification.

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 to EconJobMarket (EJM:, Job Openings for Economists (JOE: or via e-mail ( to the following address until November 28, 2021:

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

Kleine Märkerstr. 8

06108 Halle (Saale)


For inquiries about the position, you can contact the vice president of the IWH and head of the Depart­ment Financial Markets, Professor Michael Koetter, PhD at

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 2
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