Professor of International Political Economy

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The Hertie School
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Job Description

The Hertie School is recruiting a Professor or Assistant Professor of International Political Economy. We are looking for a candidate with a research agenda in the politics and economics of globalization and trade. Themes that intersect with development and global inequalities are welcome. This candidate will play an important leadership role in our “Finance and Trade” track of our Masters of International Affairs (MIA).

Applicants for this position must have a doctoral degree relevant for the position, or expect to have this degree by the start of employment. An early career candidate will be appointed as Assistant Professor with a six-year clock (two three-year contracts) with the possibility of tenure. A more advanced candidate would be subject to a two-year probationary period before the granting of tenure.  The expected start date is 1 September 2020 or February 2021.

The Hertie School seeks faculty with demonstrated capacity for research at the highest levels in their discipline, through an established record of publication in top outlets. We recruit faculty who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity with a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and innovative research of interest to the international scholarly community and policy-makers.

Candidates are expected to work well in an interdisciplinary, international environment with English as the language of instruction and operation. The successful candidate will teach courses in the School’s Master, Executive, and PhD programmes. Collaboration with new centres of competence of the Hertie School is encouraged. Those are the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, the Centre for International Security Policy, the Centre on Fundamental Rights, the Centre for Sustainability, the Centre on Digital Governance, and the Hertie School Data Science Lab.

As a private university, the Hertie School offers an internationally competitive salary as well as a paid sabbatical after every five semesters. We provide excellent working conditions with outstanding financial and administrative support for research. The Hertie School is fully embedded in Germany’s vibrant research landscape and has close ties to the top institutions of the European and international teaching and research community as well as to the policy world.

The Hertie School is a diverse, international and lively community located in the heart of Berlin.  It takes a family friendly workplace seriously. Under German law, there is standard paid leave for parents after the birth of a child.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 30 November 2019. The Hertie School will review applications that include a letter of motivation, a current curriculum vitae (publication list, degrees earned, if applicable: positions held, teaching experience, research projects, awards received), two writing samples and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. Early career candidates should include three letters of recommendation from professors familiar with their work.

To submit your application, please upload the requested documents HERE

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For questions about the position, please contact Professor Mark Hallerberg (, PhD, Dean of Research and Faculty and Professor of Public Management and Political Economy.

Strict confidentiality in the application process is assured. The Hertie School is an equal opportunity employer.