Doctoral Position (75%) / Postdoctoral Position (100%)

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We are seeking at the Chair of Political Economy in Karlsruhe to fill a

Doctoral Position (75%) / Postdoctoral Position (100%)

We work theoretically and empirically (via experiments) on questions of market and institution design. You are free in choosing your own research topics, yet there should be some relation to our focus. Details you can find on

Our students mostly stem from the selective program of Economics and Engineering. The courses we teach cover topics from game theory/mechanism design as well as topics from behavioral economics. Teaching duties are as light as possible: As a doctoral student, you would be involved in 3x45 min. of teaching per week during the semester. As a postdoc, it would be 4x45 min. per week during the semester.

At the KIT, we have built up a state-of-the-art laboratory for economic experiments, the KD2 Lab, with 40 cubicles. Of course, you can use this facility.

Next to our local research seminar, we participate in regular workshops with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim in order to foster the regional exchange.

Your profile:

  • Excellent academic results
  • Interest in teaching game-theoretic and behavioral courses
  • Team player
  • Enthusiasm and professional attitude
  • Reliable and independent worker
  • Good communication skills
  • Very good English language skills

We offer:

  • Freedom to formulate your research topics
  • Very good work atmosphere
  • Excellent, ambitious students
  • Support for attending conferences and for running experiments (if needed)
  • Limited, according to the WissZeitVG (Fixed-Term Contracts in Science Act)
  • Remuneration based on the Collective Agreement for the Public Service Sector (TV-L, E13 provided that personal preconditions are given)

The position can start on May 1, 2018 or later.

KIT is pursuing a gender equality policy. We would therefore particularly encourage qualified women to apply. If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.

Please send your application with standard documents before March, 8th 2018 only by email, and preferably as pdf files to our secretary Sibille Hackel: For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Nora Szech, email:

Further details can be found on our website:

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