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The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences of Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, invites applications for a

Professorship (W3)

Economics, especially Regional and Applied Economics (Allgemeine Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Regionalökonomik und angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung)

commencing at the earliest opportunity.
The successful candidate is responsible for research and teaching in the areas of regional economics and empirical economics. The teaching load includes courses in the core curricula of the Faculty’s Bachelor and Master Programs. Therefore, experience in teaching courses for a larger number of students, not only majoring in economics, is helpful. The successful applicant is also expected to be active in the supervision of PhD students.
We expect a research focus on the quantitative empirical analysis of research questions broadly within the field of regional economics. A focus within the field on topics that are of some relevance for policy-making and take institutional and political influences into consideration would be beneficial.
The successful candidate has an excellent publication record with publications in high-ranked international journals. In addition, an active interest in conducting applied third-party funded projects including political counselling would be beneficial.
We also expect the successful candidate to be willing to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculty, as well as within the BTU core research areas "Energy Efficiency and Sustainability" and/or "Smart Regions and Heritage". The willingness to actively participate in the Faculty’s self-administration is a must.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. oec. habil. Jan Schnellenbach, Tel. 0355 / 69 2914 / email:
Other duties result from the requirements set by § 42 Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act of the State of Brandenburg - BbgHG) in conjunction with § 3 BbgHG.
Please refer to §§ 41 paragraph 1 No 1 - 4a and 43 BbgHG for prerequisites and conditions of employment.
Experience in the acquisition and realization of third-party funded projects is expected. Fields of research should be relevant for the DFG (German Research Foundation) or similar international research funding organizations. Lectures are primarily to be held in German, fluency in English is expected.
BTU strives to increase the proportion of women in teaching and re- search and specifically encourages qualified female scientists to apply.
As a family-oriented University, BTU offers a Dual Career Service.
Qualified applicants with disabilities will be given priority.
The application, including academic certificates, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, as well as proof of teaching experience, should be sent by e-mail in a single pdf file with max. 7 MB until 18.01.2018 to:
Dekan der Fakultät Wirtschaft, Recht und Gesellschaft
postal adress: BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Postfach 101344, 03013 Cottbus

Closing date: 18.01.2018
Closing date: 18 January 2018 Published on on date 13 December 2017
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