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Post-Doctoral Position (Akademischer Rat/Akademische Rätin auf Zeit) (m/f/d)

The Department of Law, Business and Economics at the University of Bayreuth (Prof. Sebastian T. Braun) invites applications for one

Post-Doctoral Position (Akademischer Rat/Akademische Rätin auf Zeit) (m/f/d)

(payscale A13, 100%)

in quantitative economic history and related fields.

The Chair for Quantitative Economic History (VWL VII) within the department of Law, Business and Economics applies quantitative methods to the study of economic history. Core research areas are the labour market effects of immigration, the integration of immigrants in historical perspective and the causes of regional differences in economic development. We offer a stimulating research environment, which strongly promotes ambitious research ideas and internal and external research cooperation. Funding for conference travel, research assistants, and seminar invitations is available.  Our teaching focus is on the new master’s program ‘History & Economics’, which offers a unique interdisciplinary education in history and economics.

Your profile:

  • PhD in economics, economic history or other relevant discipline (or close to completion)
  • Research interests in economic history, labour economics, international economics, and/or regional economic development
  • Familiarity with econometric analysis and quantitative research methods
  • Excellent knowledge of STATA, ARC-GIS, R, or similar
  • Publishing record or evidence of potential to publish in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Very good English language skills

Teaching requirements are 5 hours per week during the semester. The language of teaching will be English. Knowledge of German is not required.

The appointment begins on February 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is initially limited to 3 years with the possibility of renewal for another 3 years. The position is full time although part-time employment is possible. We are committed to flexible working time arrangements that support the balance between work and family.

The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates with disabilities who have equal qualifications will be given preference. The university aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore explicitly invites women to apply.

Applications including cover letter, CV, a representative research paper, and names of at least two potential referees should be sent as one PDF file to Sandra Hörath (vwl7@uni-bayreuth.de). The review process starts on November 29 and continues until the position is filled. Please visit our homepage (www.econhist.uni-bayreuth.de) or contact Sebastian Braun (sebastian.braun@uni-bayreuth.de; +49 921 55 6256) for further information about the chair and the position.

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