Environmental Macroeconomics
Advertiser: Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Leipzig University
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Macroeconomics; Monetary
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Grimmaische Strasse 12, Leipzig, Saxony, 04109, Germany
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-06-01
Job duration: 18 months
Application deadline: 21 Apr 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 1 Jun 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting May, 2023.
Ad text:

The Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Institute for Theoretical Economics, Professorship of Macroeconomics, seeks to fill the above position at the earliest opportunity.
The Professorship of Macroeconomics works in a theory-based, quantitative and applied manner. With respect to the advertised position, the analysis of the interaction between climate change and economic growth as well as the growth and distributional impacts of climate change are particularly significant.
A special focus of the post-doctoral position will be on interdisciplinary research with colleagues from meteorology. Leipzig University is currently establishing numerous cross-faculty initiatives between economists and natural scientists, e. g. the planned Cluster of Excellence "Breathing Nature" and the planned Research Training Group "ECO-N - The Economics of the Natural Commons." This dynamic environment will support the postdoctoral position with joint cross-disciplinary and data-driven research in an urban context.
About the position
• Fixed term until December 31, 2024
• 100 % of a full-time position
• Planned remuneration: salary group 13 TV-L
• conduct quantitative applied research projects with a focus on climate change and economic growth
• conduct independent research as part of an interdisciplinary team in support of the proposed Cluster of Excellence "Breathing Nature," an interdisciplinary initiative on the interactions between climate, biodiversity, and society
• guidance of research assistants with regard to data search and analysis
• completed scientific university studies as well as doctorate in the field of economics or equivalent relevant qualification
• experience in the numerical solution of dynamic general equilibrium models
• knowledge of modern climate macro models
• enjoyment of research, willingness to learn and ability to work in a team
What we offer
• a modern workplace and attractive working conditions (mobile working)
• flexible working hours and work-life balance
• goal-oriented staff development throughout your working life, with opportunities for continuing professional development
• pension plan
• commuter pass for the MDV network
Please send your application with the usual documents, quoting reference number 121/2023, to: Leipzig University, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Herrn Professor Dr. Thomas Steger, Grimmaische Straße 12, 04109 Leipzig by 14 April 2023. You are also welcome to email your application as a single PDF file to steger@wifa.uni-leipzig.de. If you have any queries, please also contact steger@wifa.uni-leipzig.de. Please note that it is not possible to guarantee confidentiality and rule out unauthorised access by third parties when communicating by unencrypted email.
We kindly request that you submit copies only, as we are unable to return application documents. Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

Leipzig University aims to increase the proportion of women in positions of responsibility and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply. Severely disabled persons – or persons deemed legally equal to them under Book IX of the German Social Code – are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Video presentation of applicant (optional)
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
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