Full Professor in Finance, Law, and Regulation (W3) (f/m/x)

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena jointly seek qualified candidates to fill a position at the rank of

Full Professor in Finance, Law, and Regulation (W3) (f/m/x)

We expect the candidate (f/m/x) to possess an excellent research profile concerning the intersection of the fields finance, law, and regulation using the latest theoretical and/or quantitative methods. An expressed willingness to apply economic research to policy questions and transfer theoretical insights into empirical analyses is 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 is of particular interest. The candidate demonstrates academic excellence by means of top publications in international peer-reviewed jour­nals. The successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding and leadership skills are a strong advantage. An existing network of international research collaborations is expected. The candidate has developed and taught advanced economic graduate courses. Successful (co-)supervision of PhD students and junior faculty are strong advantages. Knowledge of the German language is not a requirement.

The IWH is one of the seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany (www.iwh-halle.de). It focuses on research in structural change and productivity, finance, and macroeconomics. The Professorship will assume the position of a Research Advisor associated with the Department of Financial Markets and a new department “Laws, Regulation, and Factor Markets”, which focuses on studying the interaction of these economic fields.

The Professorship is assigned to the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (www.wiwi.uni-jena.de). A contribution to the research areas of the faculty and cross-faculty collaboration via the activities of the Schumpeter Center are expected.

In legal terms, there will be an individual selection process carried out for the position hereby announced according to the Thuringian Higher Education Act. If the successful candidate meets the legal requirements, he or she may be appointed as a civil servant, usually in a permanent position. Alternatively, the appointee is assigned according to section 85 (7) Thuringian Higher Education Act. The appointment is to the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and will be followed either by your secondment to or employment with the IWH where you are expected to pursue your main research activities. There is a reduced teaching load of two hours per week per semester. Working place is Halle.

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the IWH are committed to increasing the number of women in research and teaching. Therefore, both actively encourage qualified women to apply. Applicants with dis­abilities will be given preference to other candidates with equal qualifications.

Applications including CV, list of publications, documentation of previous teaching experience including evaluation reports, conference talks, and successfully acquired third-party funding should be submitted electronically (as a PDF of < 2MB) no later than March 4, 2020, to:

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Dekanin der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät
Professor Dr. Silke Übelmesser
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena


For inquiries about the position, you can contact the head of the Department Financial Markets at the IWH, Professor Michael Koetter, PhD, at michael.koetter(at)iwh-halle.de.