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Job openings: 4 PhD positions

17. Februar 2020

Four 30 hours/week Teaching and Research Associate positions (pre-doc) | starting on September 01, 2020 | Reference Number: 579

WU is offering up to 4 PhD positions in Economics, to start in September 2020.

Your responsibilities

The successful candidates will be located at the Department of Economics and be part of a team of researchers. This call is open to all fields in economics.

The positions are equivalent to a 30 hours/week Teaching and Research Associate positions (predoc, employee subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (Angestellte/r gemäß Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten); These employee positions will be limited to a period of five years.

  • The duties and responsibilities of the successful applicants include research, teaching, and administrative tasks

  • You will conduct independent research pursuing a PhD degree in Economics ("Focus Economics")

  • Strong dedication to writing a PhD dissertation, following doctoral courses and attending seminars is expected

  • You will be expected to support research activities and administrative tasks in the respective academic units

  • In addition, the position involves teaching one course (two hours per semester) starting after the second semester of your employment, primarily at the Bachelor's level, supporting study programs taught in English as well as in German

Your profile

  • We are looking for applicants with a strong academic record, who have completed a relevant Master degree (MSc or equivalent) or who expect to have completed it by summer 2020

  • We expect you to have excellent knowledge in the three core areas in economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) at a research master level

  • Research interest in one of the above-mentioned areas is an asset

  • Excellent command of oral and written English is a prerequisite; because of the departmental teaching Portfolio, German is required for some (but not all) of the positions

Applicants are requested to upload the following documents along with their application:

- CV (incl. degrees, current position, research interests)
- Motivation letter (incl. Possible Dissertation project)
- Master thesis (or research proposal for master thesis)

In addition, we ask for two letters of recommendation. Applicants are responsible for asking their reference persons to send their letters to in due time (max. within three weeks after the application has been received).

The minimum gross monthly salary is € 2,196.75, subject to adjustment if candidates can document relevant prior professional experience.

This employee position will be limited to a period of five years, starting on September 01, 2020 (commencement date subject to change).

If you are interested in a job with diverse responsibilities in a pleasant, stimulating work environment, please submit your application by March 11, 2020 (ID 579).

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Apply now!

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