Professorship in Applied Economics with a focus on the areas of environmental economics, development economics and public economics

open until filled
Social Sciences, Economics, Environmental Sciences
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for a:

Professor in Applied Economics with a focus on the areas of environmental economics, development economics and public economics (M/F)

  • Ref: F2-080004 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Permanent contract
  • Full-time (40h a week)
  • Employee status

About us:
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, six Master programmes and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three research units:
- Research Unit in Law
- Centre for Research in Economics and Management, including the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Luxembourg School of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg's leading international financial centre and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub at the heart of Europe.

About Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a cosmopolitan country with the convenience of a larger European capitals in a tranquil setting. Additional information about Luxembourg can be found under and Luxembourg's financial centre is the largest investment fund captive reinsurance centre in Europe and the largest private banking centre in the Eurozone. The financial sector is a major employer in Luxembourg and accounts for over 30% of the country's GDP. There are private international schools in English and other European schools offering diverse languages (e.g: French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc) as well as English branches in a growing number of state/public schools.

Your Role
The selected candidate will take part in the education activities of the University, providing reliable, high-quality teaching capacity at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. This comprises instruction in the Bachelor in Economics and Management, in the Master in Finance and Economics as well as the Master in Quantitative Economics and Finance, and finally valuable contribution to PhD education through formal supervision and participation in the Doctoral School, as well as informal guidance and initiatives to PhD candidates.
The selected candidate will be an experienced scholar working at the intersection of public, environmental and development economics, with the ability to perform and administer high quality scientific research leading to publications in the premier journals of the discipline. The selected candidate will create increased research expertise, international visibility and joint publication opportunities for the department. The selected candidate will also be knowledgeable about inter-organizational collaboration and willing to reach out and contribute to the design and development of joint research initiatives involving other Luxembourgish, as well as foreign, research institutions.

Your Profile
- Ph.D. in Economics (for at least 3 years)
- A research focus at the intersection of the areas of environmental economics, development economics and public economics, from a theoretical or empirical perspective
- A record of publication and citation in internationally recognized, high-ranked journals (according to accepted rankings such as Scopus, CNRS, ABCD, Handelsblatt, .)
- Established communication and teaching skills, with a commitment to the importance of scholarship, high-quality education and cultural diversity
- Experience in working in and leading international research teams, and willingness to engage in Faculty management roles and input to pedagogical development

The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and in one of the two official languages of Luxembourg: French or German. The University encourages its staff to learn the other official language and provides access to language courses to this end.

We offer
- An international team at a young, dynamic university
- An interdisciplinary research environment
- A wide network of academic, institutional and corporate partners
- Skilled support staff and team-oriented work environment

Further Information
- Applications should contain
- An application form (available by sending an email to
- A motivation letter.
- A copy of the doctorate diploma.
- A detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications.
- A statement of up to 6.000 characters (three pages) describing the scientific activities that the candidate wishes to carry out.
- A copy of the three publications that the candidate considers most representative of his or her research.
- A list of three references with their name, address and current position. Please indicate their relationship to you.

The University of Luxembourg wants to achieve gender parity in its academic positions and wants to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment of female professors and to their career development. In case candidates present equivalent CVs, the University will give the preference to women in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.

All applications should be sent by e-mail before 10 July 2019 to the following address:
Professeur Katalin Ligeti
Doyen de la Faculté de Droit, d'Economie et de Finance
Université du Luxembourg
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg

All applications will be handled in strict confidence. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.


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