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Assistant Professor of Sustainability

Hertie School - European Professional School for Public Policy

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th November 2020
Closes: 6th December 2020

The Hertie School is recruiting an assistant professor working on key sustainability topics such as climate, energy, or mobility and transport. We particularly welcome scholars whose research covers regions beyond Germany and Europe. This person should combine state-of-the-art empirical, policy-relevant research with a teaching profile that matches the needs of a public policy school.

Applicants for this position must have a doctoral degree relevant for the position, or expect to have this degree by the start of employment. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in economics. The successful candidate will be appointed as tenure-track Assistant Professor with a six-year clock (two three-year contracts). The expected start date is September 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. The Hertie School strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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. This position will be based in the School’s new Centre for Sustainability, and the successful candidate will actively contribute to its research, outreach and teaching activities. Collaboration with other new Centres of Competence of the Hertie School is encouraged. Those are the Jacques Delors Centre, the Centre for International Security, the Centre on Fundamental Rights, the Centre for Digital Governance, and the Data Science Lab.

As a private non-profit university, endowed and supported by the Hertie Foundation, 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 Berlin’s vibrant research landscape and has close ties to the top institutions of the European and international teaching and research community.

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. For information about the Hertie School visit

The deadline for the submission of applications is 6 December 2020.

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For questions about the position, please contact Professor Christian Flachsland (

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

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