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Research Assistant Position / Doctoral Position / Post-Doc Position
University of Passau

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2018
Title Research Assistant Position / Doctoral Position / Post-Doc Position
University University of Passau
Department School of Business, Economics and Information Systems
Application Deadline Mar. 2, 2018
Position Start Date available immediately

  • Feb. 15, 2018
  • Mar. 2, 2018
  • available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Economics - Microeconomics
    Economics - General
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The Chair of Public Economics (Professor Stefan Bauernschuster) at the University of Passau invites applications for a

Research Assistant Position / Doctoral Position / Post-Doc Position

for immediate start.

This is a part-time position, amounting to 0.75 full-time equivalent (with the possibility of increase to a full-time position for Post-Docs) based on a fixed-term contract with a three-year term, with the option of renewal.

Your responsibilities
We expect you to work on research projects in the fields of applied labour, population, or education economics and adjacent fields. The teaching load amounts to 3.75 × 45 minutes per week for the 0.75 FTE position or 5 × 45 minutes per week for the full-time position.

Personal requirements
The successful applicant will have a degree in economics with very good grades, or will have completed (or be close to completing) a doctorate in economics, and have sound knowledge of applied microeconomics and microeconometrics. In-depth knowledge of labour, population, education or behavioural economics is desirable. You should not only possess good organisational and communication skills but also be a team-player with a keen interest in empirical research, combined with a high level of motivation, flexibility and initiative. An excellent command of the English language (spoken and written) is required.

What we offer you

  • Remuneration in accordance with pay grade E13 (doctoral position), E12 (if your highest level of education is a bachelor’s degree) or A13 (Post-Doc position) of the German public-sector pay scales; the salary step within your allocated pay grade will be determined on the basis of your qualifications and experience
  • A rewarding, diverse and challenging academic position on a modern, verdant campus located on the banks of the river Inn, a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town of Passau
  • A great work climate in a family-friendly environment

The University of Passau wishes to increase the proportion of its female staff and expressly encourages women to apply for the position.
Job-sharing arrangements may be possible, depending on the number of suitable candidates.
This position is suitable for candidates with disabilities, who will be given preference if the personal aptitudes and qualifications are otherwise equal.
If you have any further questions about this position, please contact Professor Stefan Bauernschuster by e-mail ( or by telephone (+49 851 509 2540).

To apply, please send your full application (consisting of a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, relevant certificates and one or two research papers or a copy of your master’s thesis) as a single pdf file to by no later than 2 March 2018. Once the application process has been completed, we will retain your application on file for six months before deleting it from our computer systems.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Stefan Bauernschuster
    Chair of Public Economics
    University of Passau
    School of Business, Economics and Information Syst
    Innstr. 27
    Passau 94032
  • +49 851 509 2540


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