Postdoc in Economic Theory
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Bonn
Field(s) of specialization: Theory
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Adenauerallee 24-42, Bonn, 53113, Germany (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Target date for applications: 15 Nov 2021
Application deadline: 30 Apr 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 30 Apr 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
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The Institute for Microeconomics at the University of Bonn is looking for

Postdoctoral Researcher in Microeconomic Theory

(E13 TV-L, 100%, 3 years)

The Institute for Microeconomics at the Department of Economics at the University of Bonn is recruiting several postdoctoral researchers in microeconomic theory. The appointments will be for three years, starting in Fall 2022 or earlier.

The successful candidates will join an international team of researchers at the Department of Economics at the University of Bonn. The Institute for Microeconomics at the University of Bonn consists of 10 faculty members and about ten postdocs. It runs a weekly seminar series with international visitors, a weekly lunch seminar with internal speakers, and organizes international workshops on current topics.

German language skills are not required. The position comes with teaching obligations (which can be fulfilled in English). Salaries are regulated by the German Higher Education Law and set according to the E13 TV-L scheme. A generous research budget is available. Additional funds for research visits, conference travel, and research assistance are available.

Requirements for a postdoctoral researcher are a Ph.D. in economics or related fields and a publishing record or evidence of potential to publish in leading journals. Applications from candidates working at the intersection of economics and theoretical computer science are also welcome.

Please, apply for this position via econjobmarket. Generally, the application should include the usual material (cover letter, CV, job market paper, and at least two reference letters). Applications without formal reference letters can be considered if explained in detail in the cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 15th until the position is filled. For inquiries, please contact Prof. Stephan Lauermann (

The University of Bonn promotes the diversity of its members. It is certified as a family-oriented university and has a dual career program. Its aim is to increase the proportion of women in scientific staff and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges qualified women to apply. Applications are dealt with in accordance with the equal opportunity legislation. Likewise, the University encourages suitable people with proven impairment to apply.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 2
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