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Department of Microeconomics

We are looking for a new colleague:

Osnabrück University’s Department of Microeconomics belonging to the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics invites applications for the position of 

PhD Position 
(tariff 13 TV-L, 100 %) 

for the duration of three years beginning on August 15th 2017.

The successful candidate will join a group of experimental economists conducting high quality research in individual decision-making under risk and strategic decision-making.

Description of responsibilities:

  • Involvement in the department’s research 
  • Teaching obligation in Microeconomics of 4 SWS
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a PhD 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a programme of independent research which complements the research interests of the department.

Required qualifications:

  • Candidates are required to hold a good Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in economics or a closely related behavioural and experimental social science
  • Record of academic achievement 
  • Competence in both written and spoken English and German 

Desirable qualifications:

  • experience of experimental and behavioural economics, e.g. through courses studied or theses written 

We offer:

Research supervision and facilities to conduct laboratory experiments will be provided. More information about the group’s research can be found at www.wiwi.uni-osnabrueck.de/research/laer.html

Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life. 

The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made. 

If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs. 

Please send your application (including a covering letter which describes your research interests, CV and a transcript of examination grades) in English to: Prof. Steve Humphrey, Rolandstraße 8, 49069 Osnabrück, Germany. 

The deadline for applications is June 16th 2017. Applications can be sent by email to kira.dellert@uos.de. Informal enquiries can be sent to steve.humphrey@uos.de.

Profile of Department

Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Microeconomics in Economics Faculty at the University of Osnabrück. On these pages you will find information about our teaching and research.

The department of microeconomics is responsible for teaching core modules in microeconomic theory and information economics. Elective courses are also offered in topics relating to our research interests. These include behavioural economics, experimental economics, individual decision-making under risk and strategic interaction in games.

The research interests of the department are in experimental and theoretical approaches to the study of economic decision-making. Our approach is behavioural and so our research investigates whether insights from psychology help the understanding of economic behaviour. Members of the department publish their work in leading international refereed journals including, inter alia, Economic Journal, Economics Letters, European Economic Review, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and Theory and Decision.

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