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Hertie School

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Assistant Professor of Sustainability

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467329
Date Posted: 09/09/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Berlin, GERMANY
JEL Classification: H0 -- General
Hertie School
Public Policy
Salary Range: competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Hertie School is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor working on key sustainability topics such as climate, energy, air pollution, transport and land-use. We particularly welcome scholars whose research covers regions beyond Germany and Europe. The candidate should combine state-of-the-art empirical, policy-relevant research with a teaching profile that matches the needs of a public policy school.

Applicants for this position must have a doctoral degree relevant for the position or expect to have this degree by the start of employment. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in economics. 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, and PhD programmes. As a professional school of public policy, the Hertie School’s degree programmes are exclusively at the master’s or doctoral level. This position will be based in the School’s new Centre for Sustainability, and the successful candidate will actively contribute to its research, outreach and teaching activities. Collaboration within the School is encouraged.

As a private non-profit university, endowed and supported by the Hertie Foundation, 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.
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 31.10.2021.

The Hertie School will review applications that include a letter of motivation, a current curriculum vitae (including publication list, degrees earned, if applicable: positions held, teaching experience, research projects, awards received), two writing samples and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. Two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the applicant’s work should be provided.

Please upload the requested documents here:

For information about the Hertie School visit

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Christian Flachsland (

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