Professorship (W3) for Economics with a focus on Health Economics, especially Empirical Methods



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We are offering a Professorship (W3) for Economics with a focus on Health Economics, especially Empirical Methods at the Universität Hamburg.

Institution: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Salary level: W3

Commencement of duties: as soon as possible

Application deadline: 2023-10-19

Universität Hamburg – University of Excellence is one of the strongest research and educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, education, and knowledge exchange is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.


Core duties include teaching and conducting research in economics. The professorship focuses on health economics and empirical methods. We are seeking an internationally renowned scholar who takes a microeconometric approach to address health economics issues and, ideally, other issues of relevance to economic policy, and who has a track record of publication in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals. We require that publications clearly attest to the applicant’s knowledge of empirical methods. The professorship includes teaching duties, especially in the Bachelor of Science in Economics, the Master of Science in Economics, and the Master of Science in Health Economics and Health Care Management programs as well as in the Graduate School in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. Teaching should especially include courses in empirical methods.

We also expect participation at the Hamburg Center of Health Economics (HCHE) and in the emerging field Health Economics. Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) applies.


Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 15 HmbHG.

Additional Criteria:

Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects.

The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

Non-German-speaking post holders are expected to acquire the language skills necessary to teach in German (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) within 2 years of commencing employment.

Following hearings to assess knowledge and expertise, management and human resources skills will be evaluated by an assessment center.


In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Instructions for applying


Prof. Dr. Iris Kesternich
+49 40 42838-5102

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Please submit your application electronically with your curriculum vitae, list of publications, teaching experience, successful record of acquiring external funding and conducting externally funded projects, copies of certificates and documents, 3 representative publications, teaching and research plans, and additional evidence of skills and experience (e.g., presentations, posters, significant roles held in organizations, etc.), and the reference number, by email as a single PDF file, to

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Hamburg , Germany