The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research, teaching and, to a lesser extent, academic administration of the Faculty. The tasks of the professorship include the training of students and doctoral candidates in the field of energy economics, particularly from a micro-economic perspective. In doing so, close collaboration with the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI), and with the Faculty’s Key Research Initiative on Sustainable Smart Energy Mobility (SSEM) or the Faculty’s Excellence Cluster ECONtribute is expected.
We are seeking an economist at an early career stage (preferably, no more than three years since completion of doctoral degree) with an excellent track record in research, ideally demonstrated by at least one publication in a recognized international peer-reviewed journal. We are particularly looking for an individual with a promising research agenda related to (energy) market design, a comprehensive understanding of energy markets and institutions, as well as credible commitment to energy economics in research and teaching. Furthermore, we expect the potential to successfully acquire and manage third-party-funded projects.
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. Regarding this position, in particular, the interplay between ECONtribute, SSEM and EWI offers an outstanding, unique and vibrant environment for energy economic research.
The position (of a Juniorprofessorin / Juniorprofessor
) is available as of at the earliest possible date. 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 via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de
) by 31.08.2022. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science. The application should consist of the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a publication list, teaching evaluations and names of at least two referees.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge