In a joint appointment procedure based on a cooperation agreement, the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research GmbH Mannheim invite applications for the position of a Senior Researcher (m/f/d) at ZEW in connection with a

W2 Professorship in Market Design

as of the earliest possible date. Reference is made to § 67 Para. 10 Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) and to the conditions of employment based on § 68 HessHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

In accordance with § 37 HessHG, you will be appointed to the membership position of a professor (m/f/d) at JLU with an employment contract under private law at ZEW (so-called "Thuringian model"). No civil servant or employment relationship will be established with JLU.

Duties: You will represent the field of market design in research and teaching at JLU and take over the role of deputy head of the Research Unit Market Design at ZEW. At ZEW, you will conduct theoretical and experimental research in the field of market design, publish and contribute to the economic policy discussion in the field of market design, whereby the research focus of the professorship essentially results from the profile of the ZEW research department. Setting the research focus in the areas of energy markets and digital markets is desirable.

At JLU, the professorship is integrated into the teaching of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies with at least two semester hours per week. You will also be involved in the associated examinations and in the promotion and supervision of early stage researchers.
The integration of gender and anti-discrimination aspects in research and teaching is desired.

Requirements: We are looking for a person with outstanding scientific qualifications who will strengthen the competencies of the participating institutions in the above-mentioned area.

In addition to the legal recruitment requirements, several years of experience in the management of a research group/research area, in economic policy advice to (federal) ministries, in press and public relations work as well as relevant, preferably international publications in recognized journals are required. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate success in the independent acquisition of external funding. A very good command of German and English is required; international experience is desired.

The JLU and ZEW aim to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU and ZEW also pursue the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Application process:

We strongly recommend candidates to refer to our the JLU fact sheet.  We strongly recommend candidates to refer to our fact sheet on application procedures. Please send your application with the required documents via the JLU online form to the President of Justus Liebig University Giessen by May 31st, 2024, quoting the reference number 2-05/24.

Date 03.05.2024


Market Design

Application end 

Ann-Kathrin Daubner
Phone: +49 621 1235-250

ZEW – Leibniz-Centre for European Economic Research L7, 1 · 68161 Mannheim · Germany


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