JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Goethe University Frankfurt

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School of Economics and Business
Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance
Postdoctoral Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462399
Date Posted: 02/25/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, GERMANY
JEL Classification: G -- Financial Economics
Household Finance
Salary Range: E13 scale at Goethe University
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance at the Department of Money and Macroeconomics at Goethe-University Frankfurt is seeking to fill, from September 1st, 2019, the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (E13 TV-G-U.

The appointment will be full-time, initially for three years, and renewable for up to a further 3 years. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement (TV-G-U) applicable to Goethe University.

The limitation of the position as a Research Assistant is governed by the provisions of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz in conjunction with the Hessian Higher Education Act.

During the full term of the contract, researchers are expected to build up a research record and teaching experience sufficient for applying to Associate Professor or Senior Researcher appointments internationally.

The job duties and responsibilities include performing research, some independent teaching, and assisting in teaching and research undertaken by the Chair. The successful candidate is expected to have conducted and be interested in pursuing further research in topics on the interface between Macroeconomics and Finance, related to household finance.
The ideal candidate should expect to have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree before the start of the appointment. Fluency in English is required.

The Chair offers an interesting workplace with many development opportunities. The existing international network of researchers in household finance facilitates scientific exchange. The Chair is actively promoting participation in national and international conferences, including those of the CEPR Network on Household Finance.

The University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore encourages particularly women to apply for the position/s offered. Individuals with severe disability will be prioritized in case of equal qualification.

Application should include a letter of motivation, a CV, certificates, as well as two letters of recommendation (one by the thesis advisor stating expected defense time), one research paper, and a transcript of grades in PhD and Master courses. You can either submit your application materials through the JOE link provided OR via e-mail to the Administrative Assistant to the Chair:

All application materials should be submitted by March 22nd, 2019.

Should you have any questions, please contact Prof. Michael Haliassos via e-mail:

Application Requirements:
  • Expected completion date of PhD thesis
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • Letters of Reference
  • Transcripts
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 03/22/2019
  • Application Deadline Has Passed