Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg



Posted on

12 March 2021

 Application Deadline

10 April 2021



The Chair of Labour Economics at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany) seeks to fill a position as
Post Doctoral Student (Remuneration according to TV-L, 100%)
starting from September 2021 (or later upon mutual agreement) for a period of up to 6 years.

Research activities at the Chair of Labour Economics concentrate on questions related to the equality of opportunity for disadvantaged groups. The following projects are currently investigated: “The Early Origins of Social Cohesion in Increasingly Diverse Societies” (funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to the project “KIDSNGROUPS”), “Corona and Beyond: Targeted Policies to Mitigate the Unintended Health Effects of the Pandemic Response on Families with Children” (funded by the Volkswagen Foundation), and “The Role of Gender Norms for Gender Equality”.

The ideal candidate has interest in (at least) one of the aforementioned research topics and is keen on collaborating and actively contributing to these research projects. Advanced knowledge in causal analysis is a prerequisite, experience in fieldwork, such as the design and implementation of surveys, lab-in-the-field experiments and/or randomized control trials, is desirable. Proficiency in English is a “must”, while proficiency in German and/or another language (preferably Arabic, Russian, Syrian or Turkish) is an asset.

The Chair of Labour Economics offers a wide array of interesting courses at the Bachelor and Master level (e.g. Labour Economics, Migration Economics, Policy Evaluation Methods, Public Policy). The future PostDoc is expected to contribute to the teaching obligations of the Chair (one course per semester).

The Chair of Labour Economics is a very dynamic and rapidly growing research group. There are several possibilities for collaborations within the Department of Business and Economics (mainly within the research hub on “Work and Society”) and across the departments (within the research group on “Diversity” spanning the fields of Business, Economics, Psychology and Sociology). The future Postdoc will also be able to take advantage of a broad and well-established national and international research network.

The Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg aims at increasing the share of female researchers. Promising female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply. Applications by disabled candidates will be given priority. Candidates should send their applications including a cover letter and a curriculum vita until April 10, 2021 to [email protected]. Further information about the Chair of Labour Economics can be found at https://www.wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de/lehrstuhl/vwl4/home/

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