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August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Hertie School

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Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465066
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Date Inactive: 09/30/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Professor of Economics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Berlin, GERMANY
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
Salary Range: Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Hertie School, Berlin
A European Professional School for Public Policy is recruiting a

Professor of Economics (f/m/div)

Professor or Assistant Professor

The Hertie School is recruiting a Professor or Assistant Professor of Economics. We are looking for a scholar who can combine state-of-the-art applied, empirically grounded research with the teaching profile required at a public policy school. The position is open to any policy-relevant field of Economics, with a weak preference for someone with a focus on either Development Economics or International Economics. We care most about fit with the School.

Applicants for this position must have a PhD in Economics, or expect to have this degree by the start of employment. We are interested in early career scholars in particular, although more advanced candidates will be considered. An early career candidate will be appointed as Assistant Professor with a six-year clock (two three-year contracts) with the possibility of tenure. A more advanced candidate would be subject to a two-year probationary period before the granting of tenure. The expected start date is 1 August 2021.

The Hertie School seeks faculty with demonstrated capacity for research at the highest levels in their discipline, through an established record of publication in top outlets. We recruit faculty who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity with a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and innovative research of interest to the international scholarly community and policy-makers.

Candidates are expected to work well in an interdisciplinary, international environment with English as the language of instruction and operation. The successful candidate will teach courses in the School’s Master, Executive Master, and PhD programmes. Collaboration with new centres of competence of the Hertie School is encouraged. Those are the Jacques Delors Centre Berlin, the Centre for International Security, the Centre for Fundamental Rights, the Centre for Sustainability, the Centre for Digital Governance, and the Data Science Lab.

As a private university, the Hertie School offers an internationally competitive salary as well as a paid sabbatical after every five semesters. We provide excellent working conditions with outstanding financial and administrative support for research. The Hertie School is fully embedded in Berlin’s vibrant research landscape and has close ties to the top institutions of the European and international teaching and research community as well as to the policy world. The scholar would be expected to contribute to the Berlin School of Economics, which involves eight institutions (including the Hertie School) in the German capital. This position at the Hertie School is pending Academic Senate approval.

The Hertie School is a diverse, international and lively community located in the heart of Berlin. It takes a family friendly workplace seriously. Under German law, there is standard paid leave for parents after the birth of a child.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 30 September 2020. The Hertie School will review applications that include a letter of motivation, a current curriculum vitae (publication list, degrees earned, if applicable: positions held, teaching experience, research projects, awards received), two writing samples and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. Early career candidates should include three letters of recommendation from professors familiar with their work.

To submit your application, please upload the requested documents here. Letters of recommendation (and only those) may be submitted to

For information about the Hertie School visit

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Mark Hallerberg, PhD, Dean of Research and Faculty and Professor of Public Management and Political Economy (

Strict confidentiality in the application process is assured. The Hertie School is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2021
Reference Instructions:
Please send your reference letters (if required) to .