President (“Scientific Director”) (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, Frankfurt am Main

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE – Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe –promotes highquality research and independent policy advice on all aspects of the financial system. It has the mission to contribute to a sustainable and resilient financial architecture that promotes innovation and serves the needs of the economy and the society. Scholars from Finance, Macro- and Microeconomics, Law, Political Science, and Sociology join their forces at SAFE.

Based on a joint selection process, SAFE and the Faculty of Economics and Business at Goethe University Frankfurt invite applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee starting at the earliest possible date:

President (“Scientific Director”) (m/f/d)

of the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE

combined with a

Professorship (W3) of Finance

The Scientific Director represents the Leibniz Institute SAFE externally and chairs the three-member Management Board which runs the Institute’s day-to-day operations. As SAFE pursues a cooperative governance approach, the Scientific Director is responsible for all academic matters together with the Deputy Scientific Director and in close cooperation with the Scientific Board consisting of the Directors of all SAFE research departments. The Scientific Director will simultaneously lead one of the SAFE research departments.

For the position announced we are seeking an internationally recognized individual with a strong and active research profile (publications in top journals in the last 5 years) who will dynamically develop the Institute and its interdisciplinary orientation together with the other members of the Management Board and the Scientific Board, the Board of Trustees, the Research and Policy Advisory Councils and all employees.

We are seeking a Financial Economist who is distinguished by her/his academic achievements in one of the core fields of Finance, and who has several years of experience in managing a research institution/unit and leading a large team. A high degree of creativity, an innovative mindset and the ability to work in a team are just as necessary as strong leadership, management, communication and integration skills in order to meet the diverse challenges of the position. Experience in policy advisory activities and in dealing with media representatives is expected.

The professorship is tenured; the appointment for the Director position is for five years and can be extended. The teaching load is 3 hours per week during the academic semester. Excellent English language skills in spoken and written are required; further, we expect the willingness to acquire a working knowledge of German from applicants without any prior knowledge of the German language.

The designated salary for the position is based on the German university pay scale or equivalent. SAFE and Goethe University are committed to increasing the proportion of female faculty and therefore especially encourage women to apply. Applications of researchers with international experience are also explicitly encouraged. Applicants with disabilities having equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: www.vakante-professuren.unifrankfurt.de

Researchers with an excellent record in research and teaching are invited to submit their application in English, accompanied by the usual documents (including CV, records of publications and teaching, teaching evaluations, and copies of certificates) as well as a 2-3 page motivation letter outlining the candidate’s plans with respect to the further development of SAFE as well as her/his longer-term goals and expected achievements. Please send your application citing the reference „Scientific Director Leibniz Institute SAFE“ until 15 February 2021 via e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Goethe University Frankfurt, applications@wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de.

For further information, please contact Christian Schlag (schlag(at)finance.uni-frankfurt.de) or Uwe Walz (walz(at)safe-frankfurt.de).