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Hertie School

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Assistant Professor of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467326
Date Posted: 09/09/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Economics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Berlin, GERMANY
JEL Classifications:
H0 -- General
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
F -- International Economics
assistant professor
public policy
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Hertie School,

The University of Governance in Berlin,

is recruiting an

Assistant Professor of Economics (f/m/div)

The Hertie School is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economics. We are looking for a scholar who combines state-of-the-art applied, empirically grounded research in economics with a profile that fits a public policy school. The position is open to any policy-relevant field (e.g., development, labor, international economics, and public finance). The ability and willingness to teach introductory Macroeconomics is expected, although the candidate’s research need not be in Macroeconomics.

Applicants for this position must have a PhD doctoral degree 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. The successful candidate will be appointed as Assistant Professor with a six-year clock (two three-year contracts) with the possibility of tenure. The expected start date is 1 August 2022.

The Hertie School seeks faculty with demonstrated capacity for research at the highest levels in their discipline. 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. As a professional school of public policy, the Hertie School’s degree programmes are exclusively at the master’s and doctoral levels. Collaboration within the School is encouraged.

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.

The Hertie School is a diverse, international, and lively community located in the heart of Berlin. We welcome all applications – irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The Hertie School expressly encourages women and/or persons from ethnic groups underrepresented in German Academia to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The Hertie School takes a family friendly workplace seriously. Under German law, there is standard paid leave for parents after the birth or adoption of a child.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 October 2021. 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), and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. We require two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with their work.

To submit your application, please upload the requested documents here.

For information about the Hertie School visit

For questions about the position, please contact Christian Traxler, Professor of Economics, (

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

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 10/31/2021