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We invite applications for the following positions

  • Team Global Professorship for Disruptive Innovation

    ESMT Berlin has an opening at the rank of Full Professor at the interface of technology and innovation. This professorship will reinforce ESMT’s leadership in studying technology and innovation, especially addressing questions such as “How did disruptive technologies contribute to the great achievements of civilization (hunger, health, lifespan, education, globalization, prosperity) and may continue to do so while addressing great challenges (environmental and potential existential threats like bioweapons or AI)? What can governments, business leaders and societies learn from past patterns and how will these patterns unfold and evolve in the near future and across generations?” Candidates should have a keen interest in these questions and new technological developments as well as the ability to study these developments in a rigorous way and the desire to derive implications for businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Requirements for this position include outstanding research accomplishments published in the top journals, commitment to excellence in teaching, and international experience.

    ESMT Berlin is the highest‐ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. The school offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, online, and in online blended format.

    Please send application materials, including a cover letter describing present and future research and teaching plans, copies of selected recent publications, and an up‐to‐date detailed résumé with the names and contacts of three academic references to:

    Professor Per Olsson, PhD | Dean of Faculty and Research

    ESMT Berlin | Schlossplatz 1 | 10178 Berlin | Germany

    via e‐mail to: 

    We especially encourage applications from female candidates.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We aim to finalize the first review round by December 2023.

    ESMT Berlin offers compensation packages that are competitive at international levels. Research support and teaching activities are also comparable to leading global business schools. Advice and support for dual careers and transition for partner/family is provided. Overall, ESMT offers excellent working conditions in the international, multicultural, and dynamic capital city of Berlin.

    ESMT Berlin is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic

    intellectual community.

  • Professor in Finance and Labor in conjunction with a position as Senior Research Advisor at the Department of Laws, Regulations and Factor Markets (LRF) at the IWH

    As a joint appointment, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin) and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association - seek to fill the position of a

    Professor in Finance and Labor in conjunction with a position as Senior Research Advisor

    at the Department of Laws, Regulations and Factor Markets (LRF) at the IWH

    starting at the earliest possible date. The IWH is one of the seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association. The Institute’s research focuses on the analysis of long-term growth processes with special emphasis on the efficient allocation of labor and capital. ESMT Berlin is one of the top ranked private business schools in Europe.

    The successful candidate will represent the LRF department’s research and policy advice to the scientific community, decision makers in economic policy, and the public. There is a teaching load of 50 points per year at ESMT Berlin associated with the position.

    The candidate

    • fulfills the formal requirements according to §35 of the University Law of Saxony-Anhalt (Landeshochschulgesetz Sachsen-Anhalt) and §100 (1) of the Law on Higher Education Institutions in the State of Berlin (Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG),
    • possesses an understanding of capital and labor markets with a particular research focus on how labor and capital markets interact, and how laws and regulations impact the functioning of labor and capital markets
    •  has a distinguished, internationally outstanding publication record at the intersection of Financial Economics and Labor Economics
    • has an active interest in advising, mentoring, and supporting PhD students as well as junior faculty, and in contributing to a vibrant and dynamic research environment in collaboration with senior faculty
    • is excited about communicating research results to policy makers, press, and the general public
    •  has been successful in raising third-party funding
    • has an established record and commitment to excellence in teaching as well as experience in teaching graduate level courses in finance

    The two appointment committees of the IWH and ESMT will make their decision in consensus. Professor Reint E. Gropp, PhD, President of the IWH (Tel: +49 345 7753 700) and Professor Per Olsson, PhD, Dean of Faculty and Research at ESMT (Tel: +49 30 212 31 1298) are available for further information. We welcome your application, regardless of gender, cultural and social background, age or sexual orientation. Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability, and professional expertise. ESMT and the IWH aim to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and specifically encourage women to apply. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite for the position, but the willingness to learn German is desirable.

    We look forward to receiving your application (preferably via e-mail), including your updated CV, list of publications, documen­tation of previous teaching experience including evaluation reports, overview of conference talks as well as success­fully acquired third-party funds, submitted by March 31, 2024, to, Halle Institute for Eco­nomic Research (IWH), Executive Board, Kleine Maerkerstraße 8, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany.


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