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Current status of application procedure

  • Selection procedure by appointment committee
Due to success within the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses” (german tenure track programme), the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Bielefeld University (Bielefeld, NRW, Germany) invites applications for a position as a

Professor (W2 with Tenure Track) for Labor Economics.

Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in the area of Labor Economics, in particular evidenced by research publications in international journals. A theoretical research focus, for example in the area of search and matching models, is expected. Applicants working on the role of social networks in labor markets are of particular interest. 

It is expected that the successful candidate has the potential to cooperate with existing work groups in the Department of Business Administration and Economics and will make active use of the various opportunities available for engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations within Bielefeld University. Furthermore, it is expected that the successful candidate actively contributes to existing and planned collaborative research projects of the Department of Business Administration and Economics as well as of other Departments of the University. Experience in obtaining external research grants is considered a plus. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching within the Bachelor and Master programs of the Department as well as within the Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management. Therefore, experience in the area of structured graduate education and with the supervision of doctoral students is desired. 

Candidates must have a university degree in a relevant academic discipline. The ability to carry out research has to be proven by the quality of the doctoral degree, and pedagogical skills are to be proven by appropriate experience or may be established during the appointment procedure. Candidates must also have further academic achievements that will be evaluated exclusively and comprehensively in the appointment procedure (§ 36 Higher Education Act [HG NRW]).

The W2 position is limited to five years, but designated with a tenure track option to turn into a permanent position. The time limit is set in the context of the tenure track procedure of the University of Bielefeld with a positive evaluation based on a target agreement. In exceptional cases, a decision may be made earlier. Applicants are expected to have developed a promising research profile for the W2 tenure position in the period following their doctorate and to possess the educational and personal qualifications required to hold the professorship. Family times are taken into account in the selection decision.

W2 tenure tracks are a firmly established equal-opportunity employment variant at Bielefeld University. Tenure track professors are offered a target-group-specific personnel development programme providing support when first coming to Bielefeld, in preparing for the interim evaluation, in preparing for the tenure evaluation, and in organizing – after a positive evaluation – the transitional phase to a W2 professorship.

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognized as a family-friendly university. The university welcomes applications from women. Applications are handled according to the state's equal opportunity statutes.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, a 2-page research and teaching concept, information about previous teaching activities, copies of certificates) should preferably be submitted as a single PDF file till July 15, 2019 to:


or as paper copy to:

Bielefeld University
Dean of the Department of Business Administration and Economics
P.O. Box 100131
33501 Bielefeld

Please do not send any originals, as the received documents will be destroyed at the end of the proceedings.

Please note that risks to confidentiality and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating via unencrypted e-mail. Information on the processing of personal data can be found at
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/Universitaet/Aktuelles/Stellenausschreibungen/2018_DS-Hinweise.pdf .