W-3 Professor of Economics with a specialization in quantitative economic history, University of Bayreuth, Germany

THE UNIVERSITY OF BAYREUTH is a research driven university and leader in interdisciplinary research and teaching.

The Faculty of Law, Business, and Economics invites applications for a

W-3 Professor of Economics with a specialization in quantitative economic history

commencing as soon as possible.

The ideal candidate should have an international track-record of research in the application of econometric methods in economic history with publications in leading international journals. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to interdisciplinary research within and across faculties of the University. He or she will also be expected to work closely with members of the Faculty of Cultural Studies in the development of a Master Programme in History and Economics as well as contribute to the emerging fields of “Governance and Responsibility” or “Cultural Encounters and Transcultural Processes”.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise in English, and offer courses in quantitative economic history in the new Master Programme in History and Economics as well as in other degree programmes with an economic focus.

The appointment will be made in accordance with the rules governing university appointments in the State of Bavaria (Art. 7 and Art. 10 para. 3 BayHSchPG). Prerequisites are a doctoral degree and excellent academic achievements equivalent to a German habilitation, a productive and promising research programme, as well as documented teaching skills at university level. To be appointed as a civil servant candidates should be under 52 years of age at the time of appointment. The ability to teach in English is also required for this position.

The University of Bayreuth pursues the strategic goal of increasing the diversity of its faculty. Women and international candidates who will bring an increased diversity in the research and teaching profile of the University of Bayreuth are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications. The University of Bayreuth is a certified family-friendly and international employer that offers dual career support for career couples. Applicants with children are very welcome.

Applications should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business, and Economics, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth (dekan.rw@uni-bayreuth.de) no later than 13.03.2015. Applications should include the usual documentation (curriculum vitae with a detailed list of your educational background, positions held, publications, and teaching record as well as copies of degree and prize certificates) and a statement of current and future research.

For further information about the post, please contact Prof. Mario Larch, Chair of Empirical Economic Research: mario.larch@uni-bayreuth.de

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