Doctoral Position (m/f/d) (paysale TV-L E 13, 75%)

Chair of VWL VI: Empirical Economics

Application deadline:

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive and interdisciplinary profile fields in research and teaching. The Department of Law, Business Administration, and Economics at the University of Bayreuth invites applications for a

Doctoral Position (m/f/d) (payscale TV-L E 13, 75%)

at the Chair of VWL VI: Empirical Economics (Prof. Mario Larch). The position is financed via the DFG project “International Environmental Cooperation: Determinants, Interlinkages, and Impacts”, which is undertaken in cooperation with Prof. Joschka Wanner (Junior Professorship of Quantitative International and Environmental Economics at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg). The contract will start at the candidate’s earliest availability and will be fixed term for a period of 2 years. Further employment opportunities will be sought for.

The University of Bayreuth holds place 59 among universities worldwide that are under 50 years old by Times Higher Education in 2023. The Chair of Empirical Economics within the department of Law, Business Administration and Economics offers an interesting opportunity for research in quantitative international trade and the environment. The Bachelor Programs “Economics”, “International Economics and Development”, and “Philosophy & Economics” as well as the Master Programs “Economics”, “International Economics and Governance”, “Philosophy & Economics”, and “History & Economics” provide an attractive and intellectually stimulating environment. We offer a competitive salary, freedom of research, and funds for conference travel and research assistants.

The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent master’s degree in economics or other relevant discipline
  • Strong interest in international and environmental economics
  • Strong background in econometrics and quantitative methods
  • Strong software skills in at least one of the following programs: Stata, R, Matlab, Gams, Python
  • Willingness to contribute as a team member to the activities of the professorship and department
  • Excellent communication skills in English

The duration of the appointment is limited under the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contracts (in German: Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz) to facilitate scientific qualification and is subject to legal and personal requirements. Doctoral researchers will have the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and participate in the Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (BGPE).

The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates with disabilities who have equal qualifications will be given preference. The university aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore explicitly invites women to apply.


Please apply online with your cover letter, CV, research statement, and names of references using the keyword “Doctoral Position” at the earliest opportunity via the Application Portal Uni Bayreuth. The documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection requirements once the position has been filled.

Deadline for applications is February 29, 2024.

For further information about the position or about our research, please contact Prof. Dr. Mario Larch (mario.larch@uni-bayreuth.de) or see http://www.ewf.uni-bayreuth.de/en/index.html.