Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 326/2023
Closing date: 2023-12-17


Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration seeks to fill the position of a

Postdoc in Experimental or Behavioural Economics

commencing on 1. March 2024. The position is full-time (40 hours per week, 100 %), initially limited until 28.02.2027, with a possible extension for another 1.5 years.

Candidates will have the opportunity to pursue their own research agenda and to develop their own Bachelor or Master courses. For information on the chair, please visit

Your responsibilities:

    The position comes with the standard teaching load of 4 hours per week (for approximately 30 weeks per year) in a field related to experimental economics, behavioural economics, empirical economics or a quantitative topic. The working and teaching place is Jena, with some possibility for remote work on non-teaching days. Candidates are supposed to develop an own scientific qualification project.

Your profile:

    Candidates should have a completed dissertation in experimental economics, behavioural economics or a closely related field. Candidates should also hold a Master degree or equivalent. Candidates have a strong publication record in the field of experimental or behavioural economics or potential to publish in international, peer-reviewed journals. They have excellent English skills (due to teaching obligations). German language skills are not a requirement. Teaching experience in the area of experimental or behavioural economics or econometrics is beneficial.

We offer:

    • Freedom to pursue an independent agenda in research and in teaching.
    • Flexible working hours and a family-friendly working environment.
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale E13 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications—, including a special annual payment in accordance with the collective agreement.
    • 30 days of vacation per calendar year plus two days off on December 24 and 31

The advertised position is initially limited to a maximum of three years with the possibility of an extension for another 1.5 years. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). In principle, the job is also suitable for part-time employment. The extent to which a part-time request can be granted, in particular with regard to the location and scope of the part-time work, will be assessed on the basis of the needs of the service.

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then apply by 17.12.2023 using our online form.

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