JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

University of Göttingen, Germany

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RTG 1666 GlobalFood
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
2 Postdoc Positions in Agricultural / Development Economics

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111453116
Date Posted: 06/18/2015
Date Inactive: 07/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: 2 Postdoc Positions in Agricultural / Development Economics
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Goettingen, Niedersachsen, GERMANY
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Agricultural Economics
Development Economics
Rural Development
Consumer Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University of Göttingen has position openings for 2 Post-Doctoral Researchers in Agricultural / Development Economics to join the Research Training Group (RTG) 1666.

The positions are available immediately (the starting date should be no later than 1 November 2015). The contracts will be initially for one year, with renewal option for a total of up to three years. The salary level is in accordance with the German public service salary scale TVL E13 (100%, full time position). The positions are focused on research and do not involve regular teaching obligations.

The RTG GlobalFood focuses on restructuring agricultural markets, including the growing role of international food standards, changing consumer preferences, and the rapid expansion of supermarkets. GlobalFood researchers analyze the implications for supply chain governance, international trade flows, and impacts on rural poverty and food security in developing countries. Specific questions can be addressed to Prof. Matin Qaim (

Successful candidates will have a PhD degree in agricultural economics, development economics, agribusiness, general economics, or a related discipline, strong analytical skills, experience with quantitative research methods, proven interest in topics relevant to the GlobalFood RTG, and excellent command of the English language.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Application documents should include: a cover letter, CV, publication record, a short (max. one page) description of a research idea with relevance to the positions, full academic record (PhD certificate, Master and Bachelor certificates and transcripts), a recent own research paper, and names and contact details of two academic references. Screening of applications will start on 12 July 2015 and will end when the positions are filled.

Please submit your application electronically until 12 July 2015 via the Online Application Portal. Your electronic documents will be deleted five month after the selection process is finished. Further details about GlobalFood and the link to the application portal can be found on our website (