Assistant Professorship in Economics

Company:Constructor University

Location:Germany / Bremen


Employment Type:Full-Time, Tenure-track


Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH) is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university in Bremen. We are offering PreDegree, Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in three schools: School of Science, School of Computer Science & Engineering, School of Business, Social & Decision Sciences and are involved in the professional development of specialists and managers and in the transfer of knowledge. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. As an international university we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, more than 1,800 students from over 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.

Among several other strategic interventions, the university is currently driving an ambitious expansion of digital sciences across its academic and scientific programs and activities, underpinned by significant new investments in personnel, research and relevant scientific equipment. This initiative is intended to improve integration and interdisciplinarity across the three schools in teaching, learning and research.

In this context, a new academic position, at the level of Assistant Professorships (teaching and research) has been opened in Economics.

Accordingly, Constructor University invites applications from interested candidates for the following positions, to be filled ideally in Fall 2023:

Assistant Professorship in Economics (m-f-d)

(Full-Time, tenure-track)

Job ID 23~25

Your responsibilities:

In this position, you will support our teaching and research activities in the field of Economics, with a focus that complements and strengthens the activities in the School of Business, Social and Decision Sciences. Junior candidates with a strong research background are welcome. The School of Business, Social and Decision Sciences offers programs related to Economics, such as Global Economics and Management, Management, Decisions and Data Analytics, Earth Science and Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources, as well as other programs in development with students at both BSc and MSc level. You are expected to support teaching in Economics with a focus on developing and implementing innovative, pedagogically sound approaches to online, hybrid and in-person education. Furthermore, you will advise students on their studies and supervise Bachelor, Master’s and PhD theses and research projects.

Your qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Economics or a related discipline
  • Experience and success in teaching in the context of international and diverse environments
  • Demonstrable interest in innovative teaching and learning approaches
  • Strong publication record related to Economics or a related field
  • Experience in transferring research knowledge to solving problems
  • Responsible, self-motivated person able to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English, the language of instruction and communication on campus
  • Intercultural experience and competence

We offer:

Constructor University consistently achieves top results in national and international university rankings.

In the CHE Ranking, the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of the German-speaking higher education landscape, Constructor University has achieved top placements every year since its first participation in 2005.

In addition to an exciting and varied range of tasks, we offer flexible working hours, individual training opportunities, sports activities, and participation in language courses on our campus.

Constructor University is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications that would improve the university’s faculty profile with reference to gender and national origin.

If you enjoy a dynamic international working environment and like to work in a highly motivated and friendly team, you are exactly right with us! You can expect an open corporate culture with flat hierarchies as well as interesting and challenging tasks. During your induction, you will be optimally prepared for your area of responsibility.

Your application:

Constructor University offers full equal opportunity to all qualified applications. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. We especially encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Please upload your documents in a single PDF document, including a letter of motivation stating your field of expertise, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio and publication record, copies of certificates and diplomas, certification of English proficiency (optional), and the names and addresses of two referees in our application management system here.

The deadline for submission of applications 30.04.2023. The offered positions are tenure track, with review of performance after a first contract of three and a second contract after another three years. Successful evaluation leads to permanence and typically promotion to associate professor level.

The review of incoming applications begins immediately.

Contact Person:Prof. Arvid Kappas

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