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University of Cologne: Professorship in Finance (W3) (f/m/d)

University of Cologne
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Professorship in Finance (W3) (f/m/d)

The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. With its six Faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and its internationally outstanding research profile areas, it enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic achievements and high standards of undergraduate and graduate education. The position is based in the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, which is consistently ranked among the top schools in research and teaching.

The successful candidate will contribute to research and teaching within the Finance Area of the Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences. The candidate should conduct high quality research in finance and contribute to one of the faculty’s key research areas ( The willingness to participate in the affiliated institutes located at the faculty is appreciated ( The tasks of the professorship include the excellent training of students and doctoral candidates in finance. The successful acquisition and implementation of third-party-funded projects is appreciated. The faculty expects to fill several positions in the Finance Area and the successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the future strategy of the Finance Area.

We are seeking an outstanding researcher in finance. The successful candidate has a strong commitment to high quality research and has demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier finance journals. The candidate should possess strong quantitative analytical skills and apply state-of-the-art empirical methods. The successful candidate offers high quality and innovative teaching in finance at all levels. Teaching experience in business administration programmes is expected.

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. The position is available as of 01.01.2025 or based on mutual agreement. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW). As a rule, the teaching load comprises nine semester hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per semester). 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 (without a photo) via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal ( by 16.06.2024. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science. It should consist of the following documents (in English language): cover letter, curriculum vitae, a publication list and teaching evaluations. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Kempf (