Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science
Assistant Professorship in Investments (W1), no tenure track (f/m/d) (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 position is based in the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, which is consistently ranked among the top schools in research and teaching.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research and teaching in the Department of Finance with a strong focus on Investments, Asset Management, or related areas. Research should be targeted at top ranked international journals. The tasks of the professorship include training of students at all levels. The candidate should contribute to one of the faculty’s key research initiatives (https://wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/research/key-research-initiatives).
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 common in finance and should apply them to questions in Investments, Asset Management, or related areas. Publications in high-quality 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 (https://wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/faculty/wiso-library-and-campus-service/research-databases) and the international research network of the Centre for Financial Research (www.cfr-cologne.de). The professorship is endowed with an attractive research budget and a part time research and teaching assistant (0.75 E 13 TV-L). Administrative support is provided by the Office Manager of the Department of Finance.
The position (of a Juniorprofessorin / Juniorprofessor) is available as of 01. June 2024 [based on mutual agreement]. 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 (without a photo) via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) by 04.10.2023. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science. It should consist of the following documents (in English language): cover letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications and current research projects. If available, the most important publications or working papers, and teaching evaluations should be added as well. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Kempf (email@example.com).