Professor for Data Science in Economics

University of Tubingen Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences


Tenure-Track Professor for Data Science in Economics (m/f/d)

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, School of Business and Economics

Application deadline : 18.03.2021

The School of Business and Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at Tübingen University invites applications for the position of

Tenure-Track Professor for Data Science in Economics (m/f/d)

Intended starting date is April 1, 2022.

The position is part of the School’s initiative to further broaden and strengthen its activities in Data Science and its applications in different domains and to foster its innovative and interdisciplinary development. The University of Tübingen provides an excellent environment for this initiative.

We are looking for outstanding candidates with an excellent track record of applying advanced statistical methods and who are highly interested in applying Data Science methods in relevant and promising fields in economics. The successful candidate will further have expertise in several of the following areas:

  • Working with unstructured data
  • Machine learning for analyzing scientific data
  • Workflow for reproducible research and statistical analysis
  • Handling and management of large and diverse data sets

In addition, we expect experience with R and/or Python in teaching or research, and we further expect expertise in one area of application such as labor economics, public economics (taxation, health, environmental, etc.), international or regional economics, econometrics, financial economics, organizational economics, or innovation economics.

We expect the successful candidate to contribute to the School’s teaching portfolio at all levels, in particular to the M.Sc. Data Science in Business and Economics. A clear empirical focus in research and teaching is expected, and a commitment to open science is appreciated. The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to interim evaluation, and six hours thereafter.

We are looking for outstanding candidates in an early phase of their career with an excellent track record:

An outstanding doctoral thesis in a relevant field (e.g., economics), recognizable potential for internationally visible publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, and third-party funding, as well as teaching experience.

Applicants for a Tenure-Track professorship with a PhD from Tübingen must have changed universities after completing their doctorates or have worked in academia and/or research for at least two years somewhere other than the University of Tübingen.

This Tenure-Track position is subject to an interim evaluation after four years and a final evaluation after six years. If the final evaluation is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Detailed information on this employment category and the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position may be found in our guidelines for tenure review under the following link: 

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Rights, obligations, and hiring requirements for the professorship arise from the Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act (Landeshochschulgesetz, LHG). The German-language advertisement is the sole legally binding advertisement of this position.

Applications are to be submitted, preferably in electronic form, with the following documents: CV, two reference letters, copies of degrees, list of publications, third-party funding, cooperation projects, courses taught, teaching evaluation, teaching and research plans, and the application form (see link above) as well as two publications, preferably research papers, by March 18, 2021 - to berufungspam

Questions can be directed to the Dean.

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