The Department of Law, Business and Economics at the University of Bayreuth (Chair of Quantitative Economic History, Professor Sebastian T. Braun) invites applications for one
Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) (payscale TV-L E13, 65%)
in quantitative economic history, regional economics, and related fields.
Your task: The position is part of a DFG funded project on “Regional Industrialisation in (Southwest) Germany: Patterns, Diffusion and Long-Term Effects”. The project aims at significantly enriching our understanding of regional industrialisation trajectories in 19th century Germany and their long-term consequences for regional economic development. The doctoral researcher will oversee the data-collection process, conduct archival research, and contribute significantly to the project’s econometric analyses.
Your profile: We are looking for highly motivated candidates who meet the following criteria:
- Master’s degree in economics, economic history or a closely related field with an average grade of “good” or better
- Strong research interests in German economic history and regional economic development
- Very good knowledge of statistics and econometrics
- Good working knowledge of relevant statistical software (esp. Stata and/or R); knowledge of ArcGIS or QGIS is a plus (but not required)
- Very good English and good German language skills
Our offer: The Chair of Quantitative Economic History (VWL VII) within the Department of Law, Business and Economics applies quantitative methods to the study of economic history. We offer a stimulating research environment that promotes ambitious research ideas and internal and external research cooperation. Funding for conference travel, student research assistants, and seminar invitations is available. The University of Bayreuth participates in the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (http://www.bgpe.de/), which offers doctoral courses and workshops taught by leading international researchers.
The appointment begins on November 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is initially limited to 36 months. We are committed to flexible working time arrangements that support the balance between work and family.
The University of Bayreuth values the diversity of its employees and is explicitly committed to the goal of gender equality. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are very welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the Best Practice Network “Familie in der Hochschule e.V.”, and has successfully participated in the HRK audit “Internationalisation of the University”. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.
Please apply online via the Applicant portal Uni Bayreuth, selecting “Industrialisation” from the drop-down menu. Your application should include a motivation letter (in English), your CV including the contact details of a least one referee, a transcript of records including subjects and grades, and an academic writing sample (e.g., Master thesis or term paper). The deadline for applications is October 11, 2021.
Please contact Sebastian Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information about the position.