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Leipzig University and Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

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Junior Professorship in Quantitative Macroeconomics (W1)

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470692
Date Posted: 10/20/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Junior Professorship in Quantitative Macroeconomics (W1)
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Leipzig, Saxony, GERMANY
JEL Classifications:
E0 -- General
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Environmental Macroeconomics
Salary Range: W1 (German University salary)
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Faculty of Economics and Management Science seeks to fill the following junior professorship as soon as possible:

Junior Professorship in Quantitative Macroeconomics (W1)

The Junior Professorship will be established in cooperation with the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). The IWH is one of seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany ( Its research focuses on structural change and productivity, financial market research and macroeconomics. The Faculty of Economics and Management Science ( at Leipzig University engages in the interdisciplinary research profile area "Sustainable Systems and Biodiversity" of Leipzig University and cooperates with the IWH especially in the field of Environmental Macroeconomics. The Junior Professorship serves to deepen the collaboration between the Faculty and the IWH, where the future employee finds an attractive academic environment and has access to multiple resources for future research activities. The Junior Professorship is located both at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science of Leipzig University and at the Department of Macroeconomics of IWH. The establishment of a research group in the field of Environmental Macroeconomics is expected.

We are looking for a candidate (f/m/d) in the field of Environmental Macroeconomics. A quantitative research orientation, experience in the area of dynamic general equilibrium models as well as climate or biodiversity modeling, and a strong interest in applying economic methods to economic policy questions are desired.

Junior professorships should be seen as opportunities for further qualification. This call is therefore aimed at applicants who, having completed a relevant doctoral degree, wish to obtain a further qualification and have not completed a habilitation.

Requirements for the appointment are an outstanding PhD (magna cum laude or higher) in economics or closely related fields, potential for excellent future publications, and ideally existing international research collaborations. If a doctorate has not yet been completed at the time of application, it can be taken into consideration, provided proof of completion of the doctoral procedure (defense of the dissertation) is provided no later than six months after the application deadline.
In addition to research, the duties of the professorship include participation in teaching in the faculty's internationally oriented Bachelor and Master programs. Teaching experience in English is required. The initial teaching obligation at Leipzig University is four semester hours per week.

If the applicant was employed as a research or a graduate assistant prior to or after completing their doctorate, then the doctorate and employment phases should have lasted no more than six years in total.

The Junior Professorship is initially limited to three years. It will be extendable by a further three years subject to successful intermediate evaluation according to the Regulations on the Interim Evaluation Procedure for Junior Professors at Leipzig University (ZevaO).
The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by Sect. 63, 64, 70 Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS).

Leipzig University and IWH strive to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourage qualified female scientists to apply.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications including curriculum vitae, description of academic career, list of publications, documentation of teaching activities and evaluations, lecture and third-party funding activities as well as a Teaching and a Research Statement are requested by November 30, 2022 (application deadline) via Leipzig University's recruitment portal: Reference letters should be sent by the referees directly to

For questions regarding the advertised position, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Steger at Leipzig University (, phone: +49 341 9733541) and Prof. Dr. Oliver Holtemöller at IWH (, phone +49 345 7753 800).

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/30/2022
Reference Instructions:
Reference letters should be sent by the referees directly to