Research Associate (Postdoc) Political Economy § 28 Subsection 2 HmbHG



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Institution: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Economics

Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L

Start date: 01.03.2024, fixed for a period of three years (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).The contract provides for a maximum extension of up to three years depending on the associate’s achievements during the first stage. Providing that a position is available and that requirements have been fulfilled, the associate may apply for temporary civil servant status in accordance with Section 28 subsection 2 HmbHG.

Application deadline: 30.11.2023

Scope of work: full-time position suitable for part-time

Your responsibilities

Duties include teaching and research in the respective department or institute. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications as well as acquire teaching experience. These duties are intended to promote academic achievement. Therefore, at least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the associate’s own academic work.

You will have the opportunity to conduct independent research in the area of political economy/applied microeconomics. The research environment allows for interdisciplinary collaborations focusing on the following areas: Voting, Information Aggregation, and Information Transmission; Economic Models of Narratives; Digital Economics and Artificial Intelligence; Gender Economics; Organizational Economics. Ideally, your research interests include applied theory in at least one of the above focus areas.

Furthermore, you will be involved in a planned DFG research group on Big Structural Change.

Your teaching load is 5 LVS. You are expected to teach exercises/tutorials (Microeconomics I or II, Microeconomics for Business students) if there is a corresponding need in the department. Therefore, a good knowledge of German is required.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate.

PhD in economics. Very good training in microeconomic theory and experience with independent work on game-theoretic models are also desirable, as well as ideally experience in experimental economics research. Excellent English and good German language skills are required.

We offer

  • Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • University pensions
  • Attractive location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-life balance opportunities
  • Health management
  • Educational leave
  • 30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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Von-Melle-Park 5

20146 Hamburg , Germany