Professor of Economics, Labor Market Policy (W3).

open until filled
Social Sciences, Economics
Universität Mannheim
Mannheim, Germany

In a joint appointment process, the Department of Economics at the School of Law and Economics at the University of Mannheim and the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim are looking to fill the position of

Professor of Economics, Labor Market Policy (W3).

The job holder will be assigned to the Centre for European Economic Research as the head of the Department for Labor Markets and Human Resources. The job holder will remain a member of the faculty with a reduced teaching obligation of two credit hours per term (so called Jülicher Modell).

We are looking for an individual who, thanks to his/her outstanding scientific qualifications, should be capable of strengthening the competencies in labor market research of the two institutions, especially in policy-relevant fields such as employment and wage dynamics, economics of education, or migration.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research at ZEW in the above-mentioned field. Furthermore, he or she will also be responsible for third-party fundraising. He or she should preferably have experience in policy-advising and be able to manage a research team. Fluency in German and English is required.

The conditions for an appointment are stipulated in section 47 of the Act on Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG). Applicants are requested to provide proof of a higher education degree, pedagogical aptitude, a doctorate and additional academic achievements proven by a habilitation or equivalent academic achievements from within or outside of the higher education sector.

The position is permanent. If the candidate is appointed as a professor for the first time, the employment agreement may provide for a probation period of three years in accordance with the applicable laws of the Land of Baden-Württemberg and the respective agreement on conditions of appointment.

The University of Mannheim and ZEW are seeking to increase the number of women in research and academia and would therefore particularly like to encourage female academics with the appropriate qualifications to apply. Disabled candidates with suitable qualifications will be given priority.

Applications shall be sent via post or via e-mail to no later than 30.09.2020 and should be addressed to the spokesperson of the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim, Prof. Volker Nocke, D-68131 Mannheim, Germany.

For more information, please contact either Prof. Volker Nocke ( at the Department of Economics or Professor Achim Wambach ( at ZEW.

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