Tenure-Track Professorship for Public Finance

Job Description & Qualification

University of Freiburg
Tenure-Track Professorship for Public Finance

Consider making the switch to the University of Freiburg: It is one of the most renowned and strongest research universities in Germany, with a history spanning more than 500 years. You’ll engage in top-notch research and teaching with a unique spectrum of disciplines, perspectives, and people – right in the heart of one of Germany’s most beautiful cities.

The University of Freiburg’s human resources policy is oriented toward the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating a family-friendly university.

The University of Freiburg has been granted 19 Tenure-Track Professorships from the Tenure-Track Program and now invites applications in the context of this program for the Tenure-Track Professorship for Public Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Economics to be filled as soon as possible. This is a grade W1-professorship to which performance payments can be offered.

This professorship is suitable for highly qualified early career researchers at an early stage in their careers. Conditions governing the appointment in accordance with section 51 (3) LHG apply. The appointment of the tenure-track professorship requires the eligibility of the appointed person in the Joint Federal Government-Länder Tenure-Track Programme for Junior Academics (https://www.tenuretrack.de). The appointment has to adhere to the requirements and deadlines of the Tenure-Track Programme.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The holder of the position is responsible for the field of public finance, especially social policy in research and teaching. The application of the latest methods to modern problems in the field of fiscal sustainability and the theoretical analysis of intergenerational distributional effects in macroeconomic models with microeconomic foundations as well as their empirical examination are expected. Especially desirable is to continue and to develop further the Research Center for Generational Contracts. A focus on the effects of demographic change on social security systems is welcomed.

The junior professorship participates in teaching in the field of public finance in the bachelor and master programs. The ability and willingness to teach in English is expected.

Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record.

This position is a fixed term of four years. After a successful interim evaluation, it will be extended by two years. Furthermore, the tenure procedure towards Full Professorship W3 will be initiated after successful interim evaluation.

The tenure procedures are regulated in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-Track Professorships and agreed upon with the Ministry of Science (https://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/service/tenure). As a prerequisite for granting tenure and the subsequent conversion into a full professorship (W3) (1) the requirements defined in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept have to be met and (2) the subject specific criteria determined by the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences have to be met.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The following application documents are to be submitted:
- Curriculum vitae
- Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
- Complete list of papers and talks with specification of the 3 most important publications

Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form (http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/bewerbungsbogen_englisch.pdf) citing the reference number 1629, by 19. July 2021 at the latest.
Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

To the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences
Prof. Dr. Olaf Rank
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
D-79085 Freiburg
tel. 0761-203-2389
or E-Mail dekanat@wvf.uni-freiburg.de

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Procedure Governing Appointments to Professorships at the University of Freiburg, available under http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/for-mulare/berufungsleitfaden-en.pdf

General and legal remarks: Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).

Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

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