Associate Professor of Microeconomics; Productivity Research
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena Faculty of Business and Economics

Associate Professor in Microeconomics, Productivity Research (W2)

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

Associate Professor in Microeconomics, Productivity Research (W2)

We expect the candidate (m/f/x) to possess an excellent research profile in microeconomic productivity research using the latest theoretical and/or quantitative methods and the willingness to further develop the productivity hub at IWH consisting, for instance, of excellent international networks such as or A profile geared towards resource (re-)allocation on labour and capital markets and the micro foundations of growth as well as a close cooperation with the IWH research group led by Professor Ufuk Akcigit are of particular interest. An expressed willingness to apply economic research to policy questions and to transfer theoretical insights into empirical analyses is desir-able. The candidate demonstrates academic excellence by means of top publications in international peer-reviewed journals and possesses a network of international research collaborations. Leadership skills, the successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding, and experience in (co-)supervision of PhD stu-dents and junior faculty are advantages.

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) - Member of the Leibniz Association is one of the seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany ( It focuses on research in structural change and productivity, finance, and macroeconomics. The professorship will assume the position of a deputy head of the Department of Structural Change and Productivity at IWH, which focuses on studying productivity growth as well as factor (re-)allocation at the labour market.

The Professorship is assigned to the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena ( A contribution to the research areas of the faculty including the Schumpeter Center for Research on Socio-Economic Change and to the doctoral programmes on "Innovative Change" and "Economic Impact of Digitization" is expected. Knowledge of the German lan-guage is not a requirement.

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 require-ments, 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 dis-abilities 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 May 24, 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 Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Professor Dr Silke Uebelmesser () or the head of the Department of Structural Change and Productivity at IWH, Professor Dr Stef-fen Mueller ().

Bitte beachten sie die Informationen zur Erhebung personenbezogener Daten Ausschreibende Fakultät
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 - Jena

Professor Dr. Silke Übelmesser

Ausschreibung vom: 03.04.2020
Bewerbungsende: 24.05.2020

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