Associate Professor or Assistant Professor (with Tenure Track) in Digital Finance

Company:University of Luxembourg

Location:Luxembourg / Esch-sur-Alzette

Discipline:Digital Finance

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Associate Professor or Assistant Professor (with Tenure Track) in Digital Finance

The Department of Finance of the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance is searching for an Associate Professor or an Assistant Professor (with Tenure Track) working in Digital Finance. (Subject to approval by the Board of Governors)

Your Role...

The Department of Finance is determined to continue its way to become a leading European finance department benefitting from its location in a truly international country and in one of the main financial centres in Europe. To accomplish this, it is looking for an Associate Professor or an Assistant Professor (with Tenure Track) with specialization in Digital Finance who will conduct impactful research leading to publication in leading finance journals, deliver strong teaching experience, contribute to study program development and acquire external research funding through active engagement with industry.

The Assistant/Associate Professor shall play an active role in further progressing and developing the Department of Finance as a leading European finance group. The package we offer is commensurate with this ambition.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Prof. Michael Halling (e-mail:


  • The candidate must have shown promise to publish in top finance and/or economics journals (for freshly graduated candidates) or accomplished publishing in top finance journals for more seasoned candidates.
  • The candidate shall show clear signs of continued productivity of highest quality research (e.g., a strong pipeline of working papers and work-in-progress projects) with good chances of publications in the top finance and/or economics journals.
  • It would be considered an asset if the candidate’s profile includes documented expertise with respect to aspects of digital finance such as cryptocurrencies, cryptoassets and tokenization, ML/AI techniques to work with big data or digital infrastructure in finance.
  • The candidate shall have teaching experience, at the undergraduate as well as the graduate level, in any area of finance and, in particular, in digital finance.
  • Additional requirements include either a PhD in Finance or Economics or in IT or related disciplines.
  • The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context. The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and in one of the two official languages of Luxembourg: French or German. The University encourages its staff to learn the other official language and provides access to language courses to this end.

Gender Equality

The University of Luxembourg wants to achieve gender parity in its academic positions and wants to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment of female professors and to their career development. To fill this opening, we will primarily focus on the recruitment of an outstanding female professor, though the position is open to all applicants. Applications by women enjoy priority within the limits set out in the law. In case candidates present equivalent CVs, the University will give the preference to women in all departments where gender parity is not yet achieved.

In Short...

  • Contract Type: 5 years for candidates starting as Assistant Professors (tenure track) – with perspective of a permanent position and promotion to Associate Professor upon a positive evaluation
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Earliest starting date: September 1, 2022
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04548 - F2-50019630 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

In particular, we offer:

  • An international team at a young, dynamic university
  • An interdisciplinary research environment
  • A wide network of academic, institutional and corporate partners
  • Skilled support staff and team-oriented work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits

How to apply...

Applications should contain:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed CV, including periods of absence from work (or where the effect has been equivalent to absence) including family-related leave and career breaks
  • Complete list of publications and work in progress
  • List and short description of research projects for which funding was obtained over the past 5 (five) years
  • List of PhD theses supervised
  • List of teaching activities over the past 5 (five) years
  • Statement of research activities planned at UL
  • Statement of teaching activities planned at UL
  • Statement of other activities considered at UL
  • Names of 3 referees and the relationship to them.

All applications should be addressed to:

Professor Katalin Ligeti / Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 15/12/2021.

All applications will be handled in strict confidence.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

About Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a cosmopolitan country with the convenience of a larger European capitals in a tranquil setting. Additional information about Luxembourg can be found under and Luxembourg’s financial centre is the largest investment fund captive reinsurance centre in Europe and the largest private banking centre in the Eurozone. The financial sector is a major employer in Luxembourg and accounts for over 30% of the country’s GDP. There are private international schools in English and other European schools offering diverse languages (e.g. French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc.) as well as English branches in a growing number of state/public schools.

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