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Assistant Professorship (W1) in Sustainable Finance, no tenure track
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science
Assistant Professorship (f/m/d)
in Sustainable Finance (W1), no tenure track
(endowed by the Centre for Financial Research (CFR) ,Cologne)
The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. With its six Faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and its internationally outstanding research profile areas, it enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic achievements and high standards of undergraduate and graduate education. The Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences (“WiSo Faculty”) is consistently ranked among the top schools in research and teaching and supports the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research and teaching in the Department of Finance with a strong focus on Sustainable Finance. Research should be targeted at top ranked international journals. The tasks of the professorship include training of students at all levels.
We are seeking academics at an early career stage who have demonstrated their academic aptitude through outstanding research in their doctoral studies. Candidates for this position should have very good skills in empirical methods and statistical techniques common in the field of finance and should apply them to the growing field of sustainable finance. Publications in academic journals as well as teaching experience are desirable.
The University of Cologne provides a stimulating academic environment with a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services for dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions.
The Professorship is endowed by the Centre for Financial Research, Cologne, and located in the Department of Finance. The successful candidate can draw on outstanding research facilities (including a broad set of databases) and is invited to join the international research network of the Centre for Financial Research (www.cfr-cologne.com). The professorship is endowed with an attractive research budget and a part time research and teaching assistant.
The position (of a Juniorprofessorin / Juniorprofessor) is available as of 01.10.2021 or at the earliest possible date. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW).
In the third year after entering into office, an interim evaluation is held. This serves as the basis for the decision as to whether an extension for a further three years will be granted to the candidate. W1 professorships comprise a teaching load of four hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per semester) in the first qualification phase and five hours per week in the second qualification phase.
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.
Please submit your application via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) by 11.06.2021. Your application including a copy of your doctoral thesis and most relevant research papers should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences. For further information about the CFR Assistant Professorship in Sustainable Finance, please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Kempf (firstname.lastname@example.org).