The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE – Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe – at Frankfurt am Main, Germany, promotes high-quality research and independent policy advice on all aspects dealing with the structure and functioning of the financial system. It is committed to contributing to the strengthening of a sustainable and resilient financial architecture that promotes innovation and serves the needs of the economy and its citizens. Researchers from the fields of Economics, Law, and Political Science collaborate at SAFE.

Based on a joint appointment process, SAFE and the Faculty of Economics and Business at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invite applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee starting at the earliest possible date:

Professor (W2, tenure track) of Money and Finance, leading the Area of Money & Finance at SAFE

This is a tenure-track position for an initial six-year term. If tenure is approved at the end of the term, the position will be made permanent and promotion to the rank of Distinguished Professor (W3) will be granted.

We are seeking an Economist with an outstanding research record in the area of Money and Finance (JEL G1, G2, E4, E5, F3). The ideal candidate will contribute actively to the research activities of SAFE as well as to leading and motivating a team of junior scholars with the aim to produce excellent research output in the field of Money and Finance and neighboring areas e. g. international finance.

As Director of SAFE’s Area of Money and Finance and a member of the SAFE Scientific Board the candidate will take an active part in shaping the development of the Institute’s research profile. We expect the willingness to perform this task with high commitment. Experience in leading research teams or running large scale research projects would be an advantage.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to the transfer activities of SAFE by making his/her research results accessible to a broader public and by participating in public debates. Experience in academic policy advice in an international setting is therefore highly appreciated.

Candidates must possess the capacity for effective teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. PhD teaching is in English, BA or MSc courses can be taught in either German or English. The teaching load is two hours per week during the academic semester.

The formal hiring requirements are defined in sections 67, 68, and 70 of the Hessian Higher Education Act (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

SAFE and Goethe University are equal opportunity employers, committed to diversity and inclusion. In particular, we are welcoming applications by qualified women and people with a migrant background. A special emphasis is placed on creating and sustaining a family-friendly work and research environment. Where applicants are otherwise equally qualified, preference is given to candidates with disabilities or equivalent. The same applies to women in fields in which they are under-represented.

To apply, please send a CV, a list of publications, an overview of your research and teaching activities as well as transcripts and a selection of recent course evaluations as a single PDF document and citing the reference „SAFE Professorship of Money and Finance“ by 11th September 2022 to applications(at) If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Loriana Pelizzon at pelizzon(at) Further information about the appointment process, the legal framework and data protection:

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