Post-doctoral Researcher in Sustainable Finance

Company:University of Luxembourg

Location:Luxembourg / Kirchberg

Discipline:Sustainable Finance

Employment Type:Fixed Term Contract 24 Month


Post-doctoral researcher in Sustainable Finance

The Department of Finance of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in the area of Sustainable Finance.

Your Role...

The postdoctoral researcher will be working at the Department of Finance within the Chair and Research Programme in Sustainable Finance that is coordinated by Professor Michael Halling. In particular, the Postdoctoral Researcher will be in charge of:

  • Doing research – theoretical, empirical or experimental – in any topic within the broad field of Sustainable Finance
  • Contributing to the dissemination of research through active participation in and contribution to outreach events
  • Publishing of articles in highest-quality finance journals (e.g., The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, etc.) and presenting research at prominent conferences (e.g., AFA, EFA, WFA, etc.)
  • Assisting with teaching activities, one to three hours a week and contributing to tutoring students


We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in Finance or Economics.

In particular, the following requirements apply

  • Strong interest in any topic within the area of Sustainable Finance.
  • Proven ability to autonomously conduct research within Finance at the highest international level.
  • Excellent methodological skills.
  • Proven ability to work individually as well as jointly within a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, good understanding of a second language, French or German in particular, will be considered an advantage.

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL05437

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 (full time)

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • A growing, internationally oriented and research-focused department that values high-quality research
  • Excellent facilities including personal work space at the University
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply...

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system and include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Copy of a current working paper in the area of Sustainable Finance (e.g., the job market paper)
  • A motivation letter explaining the motivation to apply for a post-doc position
  • A copy of the PhD diploma or a letter indicating the expected defense date
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Michael Halling, email:

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by March 3rd, 2023.

Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

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