JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

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Assistant Professor (W1) in Applied Microeconometrics

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454652
Date Posted: 11/04/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor (W1) in Applied Microeconometrics
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Halle (Saale), GERMANY
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
G -- Financial Economics
Labor Economics
Firm Productivity
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Faculty of Economics and Management of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) jointly seek qualified candidates to fill a position at the rank of

Assistant Professor (W1) in Applied Microeconometrics.

JEL Classification: C, D, J

We expect the candidate to have a strong interest in teaching and research in Microeconometrics. Ideally the focus should be on empirical research in labor economics and/or firm productivity. A desire to apply economic research to policy questions is appreciated.

The Assistant Professorship serves to deepen the collaboration between the University and the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). The IWH is one of the six economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany ( The IWH focuses on research in structural change and productivity, finance, and macroeconomics. The Assistant Professorship is associated with the Department for Structural Change and Productivity at IWH and adds to the research focus on labor economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.

The requirements are: the completion of a PhD in Economics by fall of 2016 at the latest, the potential for successful publications in international journals, and ideally an existing network of international research collaborations. It is expected that the candidate will teach in the Faculty’s Bachelor and Masters Programmes. Knowledge of the German language is not a requirement for the position.

In legal terms, there will be an individual selection process carried out for the position hereby announced. The employee is assigned the status of a civil servant with limited tenure (Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit). The contract will initially be limited to three years, and may be extended by a further three years given a positive evaluation.

Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise. The Otto von Guericke University and the IWH aim to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and specifically encourage women to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/28/2015
Application Instructions:
Applications including CV, list of publications, documentation of previous teaching experience including evaluation reports and lists of conference talks and successfully acquired third-party funding should be submitted by email to by November 28.
The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) will be available for interviews at the 2016 ASSA meetings.