Postdoctoral Position (100 %) / Doctoral Position (75 %)

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We work empirically (via experiments) and theoretically on questions of institutions and morals, information design, and market engineering. You are free in choosing your own research topics, yet there should be some relation to our focus topics. For this position, some background in behavioral economics is required. Details you can find on https://polit.econ.kit.edu.

We are seeking at the Chair of Political Economy (Prof. Dr. Nora Szech) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to fill a

Postdoctoral Position (100 %) / Doctoral Position (75 %)

We work empirically (via experiments) and theoretically on questions of institutions and morals, information design, and market engineering. You are free in choosing your own research topics, yet there should be some relation to our focus topics. For this position, some background in behavioral economics is required. Details you can find on https://polit.econ.kit.edu.

Our students mostly stem from the selective program of Economics and Engineering. The courses we teach at the chair cover topics from behavioral economics and market design. Teaching duties are as light as possible: As a doctoral student, you would be involved in 3x45 min. of teaching per week during the semester (teaching period). As a postdoc, it would be 4x45 min. per week during the semester.

At the KIT, we have built up a state-of-the-art laboratory for economic experiments, the KD2 Lab. It features 40 climatized and soundproof booths and many psychophysiological instruments, see https://www.kd2lab.kit.edu/english/21.php. Of course, you can use this facility.

Next to our local research seminars, we participate in regular workshops (HeiKaMax, HeiKaMaxY) with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim, Sorbonne-Assas (Paris) and the ZEW in order to foster the regional exchange, with a specific focus on behavioral economics and market design.

The following qualifications are required seeking your consideration for this position:

  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent academic results in Economics or a related discipline (Master)
  • Strong teaching and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Very good English language skills

The position can start on May 1st, 2020 or later and is limited to one year with a possibility of continuation according to the WissZeitVG (Fixed-Term Contracts in Science Act). The Remuneration is based on the Collective Agreement for the Public Service Sector (TV-L E 13 provided that personal preconditions are given).

We offer an attractive and modern workplace with access to excellent facilities of KIT, diverse and responsible tasks, a wide scope of advanced training options, supplementary pension with the VBL (Pension Authority for Employees in the Public Service Sector), flexible working time models, a job ticket (BW) allowance and a cafeteria/canteen.

We prefer to balance the number of employees (m/f/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job. If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.

Please apply by email to the secretary Sibille Hackel: polit@econ.kit.edu before March 15th, 2020 with all standard documents. Mandatory are a cover letter, CV, grades from Abitur or equivalent (final degrees from school) and all university degrees. Furthermore, for PhD applicants, it is mandatory to send one reference letter from a university professor. Postdoc applicants have to make sure that three letters of reference are sent directly, and have to send their job market paper as well. For further information, please contact Sibille Hackel.

Further details can be found on our website: www.kit.edu

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