Freie Universität Berlin - School of Business and Economics - Institute for Economics
Tenure Track Professorship in Behavioral Economics, especially Neuroeconomics
The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG).
The successful candidate should be an expert in the field of behavioral economics, especially neuroeconomics, and have an excellent research record. The applicant’s research should also connect with topics in behavioral taxation in the field of business administration. He or she should also have experience in behavioral economic experiments and neuroeconomic methods and be able to demonstrate experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects. The candidate should also provide evidence of their success as a university instructor and be able to teach in German and English.
Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
The appointee will actively support teaching in the department, especially in microeconomics, for both Bachelor and Master level courses, including courses in English. Additionally, we expect the new professor to publish research in renowned international journals of economics and engage in the acquisition of third party funding. The candidate should also be willing to raise her or his language skills to a sufficient level within a reasonable amount of time.The new professor will also be expected to address gender and diversity issues relevant to the discipline in research and teaching.
What we offer:
Initially, the position entails a fixed term appointment (5 years) as a civil servant (“Beamter/Beamtin auf Zeit”). Subject to the appointee’s successful tenure evaluation, she or he will be appointed to a permanent professorship without any further application procedure. Objectives for this evaluation will be negotiated during the appointment procedure for the tenure track professorship (according to Article 102 c BerlHG).
The performance goals to be determined will basically cover the following areas:
Promoting early-career researchers
Academic committee work
Leadership and management
The conditions of employment according to civil service law must be fulfilled at the time of the tenure appointment.
In addition, any candidates who completed their doctoral degree at Freie Universität Berlin and/or are employed at Freie Universität Berlin must comply with the regulations stipulated by the Berlin Higher Education Act, Article102 c, paragraph 3 in conjunction with paragraph 7.
How to apply:
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; letters of appointment (please add translations if applicable), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught and evidence of teaching competence. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects and, if necessary, language certificates. If applicable, please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.
All materials, including a personal postal address and email, must be received no later than March 12th, 2020, preferably electronically. Please indicate the reference code for the position when you submit your materials in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), to the following address:
Freie Universität Berlin
School of Business and Economics
Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/bbs.