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Currently there are two vacancies for a research Position.


The Christian-Albrechts-University wants to allure more qualified women for professorships.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel invites applications for the position of a

Full Professor (W3) of Global Macroeconomics and Governance

The position is associated with a 100% appointment to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and a teaching assignment of 2 weekly hours per semester at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

The appointment is made jointly by the University and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Candidates are expected to be economists that have published theoretical and empirical research on important global economic questions in renowned, refereed international journals. The research focus should lie in the area of global Macroeconomics and related to this, questions of global governance. Relevant areas include in particular International Finance, International Macroeconomics, International Monetary Economics, Capital Market Regulations and Exchange Rates Regimes. The research should be strongly related to prevailing policy questions resp. provide relevant insights to such questions. Concerning Global Governance relevant areas include the international financial order, as well as global and regional trade and investment agreements.

We expect the candidate to engage in relevant initiatives at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, to contribute to teaching and the Ph.D. program „Quantitative Economics“ at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, to initiate and head research projects and research groups and to participate in international research networks
The Christian-Albrechts-University and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy seek to strengthen the quantitative economic research on global economic questions through joint programs and activities.

Applicants must have the necessary formal qualifications as set out in § 61 and §63 Abs.1 of the University Law of Schleswig-Holstein. More information on this can be found on the homepage under the keyword „Berufungsverfahren“.

The Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel aims to increase the share of female scientists in research and teaching. It thus strongly encourages women with appropriate qualifications to apply for the position. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference. The university also supports the employment of disabled persons. Persons with disabilities will, with appropriate qualification and aptitudes, be employed preferentially.

We explicitly welcome applications from candidates with migration background.

Please refrain from submitting photographs. Applications (including CV, list of publications and teaching, copies of academic certificates, as well as private and workplace addresses, phone numbers, and email address) are to be sent both by regular mail and by email to the the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany () until 1st October 2015. At the IfW the contact person for question is the Scientific Director, Dr. Sonja Peterson, (; Phone +49-431-8814-406)


The Kiel Institute for the World Economy seeks candidates for a

Post-Doctoral/ Post Graduate Position (100% Position)/
Ph.D. Candidate (75% Position)

in the research area "The Environment and Natural Resources".

We expect the candidate to have a strong quantitative background and interest in applied modelling. The position’s primary focus will be on the application of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models to issues related to climate policy and climate change. Thus, knowledge of CGE modelling - though not required - is of advantage. In addition, there will be room to follow individual research interests within the foci of the research area.

Being internationally renowned in research and policy consulting, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy provides excellent support to potential candidates who are interested in developing their career in research and teaching.

The position is initially for two years but may subsequently be extended. Salary is determined according to the salary scheme of the German public sector (max. EG14 TV-L, depending on the candidate’s qualification). Part-time employment is possible.

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Kiel Institute works individually with its employees to establish flexible working time schemes that allow them to maintain a good work-family balance and to parent their children optimally. Further information can be found at
The Foundation is committed to employing persons with disabilities and will thus give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.

This call remains open until we are able to fill the position. For this round we solicit applications by September 7, 2015. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, relevant publications and 2 letters of recommendation with their name as the file name – here:

For further information, please contact Prof. Gernot Klepper, Ph.D. (mail:). Please visit our homepage at:
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