Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 409/2022
Closing date: 2023-01-29


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

Postdoctoral Researcher in Macroeconomics

commencing on April 1, 2023, or later. We offer a full-time position (40 hours a week), which is initially limited to two years but may be extended based on the availability of resources.

The Department of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration strives to produce excellent research that offers new insights into policy-relevant problems. The department’s research areas include topics in financial economics, innovation economics, microeconomics, experimental economics, public economics, international economics, and macroeconomics. The department collaborates with renowned national and international partners and has close ties to the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). Based in the Economics Department, the Macroeconomics Research Group conducts high-quality research, focusing on business cycles and monetary and fiscal policy. Furthermore, the group teaches a broad portfolio of Bachelor’s and Master’s courses at the University of Jena. In addition, we offer a major in quantitative macroeconomics. You can find further information at, or you can contact Roland Winkler (

Your responsibilities:

    • You develop your own research agenda in the field of macroeconomics.
    • You disseminate your research through scientific publications, workshops, and conferences.
    • You actively participate in the department’s research activities.
    • You participate in applying for third-party funding.
    • You support the department’s teaching activities, teach courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, and supervise Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. theses.

Your profile:

    • You have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Economics or be close to completing it.
    • You hold a Master’s degree in Economics (or related fields).
    • You have the potential to produce publications in highly regarded, internationally recognized journals, demonstrated by either a publication record or an excellent Job Market Paper.
    • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity, and cooperation.
    • You have an excellent command of English. Knowledge of German is desirable but not necessary.

We offer:

    • The opportunity to develop your academic profile in an international, collegial, and dynamic research environment with a commitment to academic excellence.
    • Financial support for your network activities, such as participation in international conferences and workshops.
    • A stimulating working environment at a research-oriented university in the City of Jena, a young and lively town with a vibrant local cultural agenda.
    • A family-friendly working environment with a variety of offers for families: University Family Office ‘JUniFamilie’ and flexible childcare (‘JUniKinder’).
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) at salary scale TVL 13— depending on the candidate’s qualifications—, including a special annual payment following the collective agreement.

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

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your detailed written application (including a Job Market Paper and two recommendation letters) by email (one PDF file), stating the vacancy ID 409/2022 by January 29, 2023, to:

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Professur für Makroökonomik
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3
07743 Jena

Interviews, including a presentation of your job market paper, will be online from February 1 to February 3, 2023.

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