Job Opening

April 05, 2017

DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) seeks a 

Head of the Department of Macroeconomics

 The position is set to be combined with a permanent position as

Full Professor (S-W3)

 at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin).

The appointment of the Head of the Macroeconomics Department will be for an initial period of five years. A reappointment is envisaged for reasons of continuity. 

Universitätsprofessur (S-W3) 

Areas of responsibility

Head of the Department of Macroeconomics at DIW Berlin; Professorship at FU Berlin with teaching obligation in the abovementioned subject.

The specific division of responsibilities and organization of work between DIW Berlin and the FU Berlin will be determined by mutual agreement among all parties. A teaching load of two hours per week each semester is envisioned for the duration of work at DIW Berlin. The prerequisites for appointment to a professorship are specified in the provisions of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz) – most importantly, candidates should present a habilitation or an equivalent qualification.

Conditions of employment: in accordance with § 100 BerlHG. 


Outstanding knowledge in the theory and practice of empirical economic research, especially with regard to macroeconomics and financial markets; experience in policy advice; experience in acquiring and implementing third-party projects; an excellent record of research activities; international teaching experience.

DIW Berlin seeks to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions and thus encourages qualified women to apply. Applications from individuals with a migration background who meet the requirements are also explicitly encouraged to apply. Individuals with severe disabilities are given preference over other equally qualified applicants.

Applications comprising the customary documents (cover letter, CV, a list of publications, credentials, and degree certificates; a list of teaching experience, including evidence of pedagogical aptitude; information on current and planned research projects, research collaborations, and third-party projects; presentation of possible links to the research activities of DIW Berlin’s other departments) should be submitted by email only to the President of DIW Berlin, Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, by May 14, 2017 (

Prof. Fratzscher is also available to provide more information on the requirements of the position and its possible configurations. Interviews for the position are scheduled for the week of June 5 (calendar week 23).  

Das DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) ist seit 1925 eines der führenden Wirtschaftsforschungsinstitute in Deutschland. Es erforscht wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftliche Zusammenhänge in gesellschaftlich relevanten Themenfeldern und berät auf dieser Grundlage Politik und Gesellschaft. Das Institut ist national und international vernetzt, stellt weltweit genutzte Forschungsinfrastruktur bereit und fördert den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs. Das DIW Berlin ist unabhängig und wird als Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft überwiegend aus öffentlichen Mitteln finanziert.