Postdoc Assistant (f/m), non-tenure track

The University of Klagenfurt invites applications for the position of a

Postdoc Assistant (f/m), non-tenure track

at the Faculty of Economics, Department of Economics, Chair of Microeconomics (Prof. Schweinzer,

This is a full-time position for a period of 6 years (40 hours per week based on Uni-KV B1 lit.b.;

The minimum monthly gross salary is € 3,889.50 (14 times per year) and can increase to € 4,309.30 (B1 lit.c.) maximum in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement in the case of consideration of previous occupational experience. This six-year fixed-term employment contract is anticipated to commence on October 1, 2020 (but this is negotiable). The University of Klagenfurt (AAU) aims to create an environment that young researchers will find beneficial and conducive to their research. Support is available through the Career Progression Center for young researchers. Interviews will be conducted by video conference unless other arrangements are requested.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Contribution to the main research area of Microeconomics with a focus on game theory, contract theory and/or mechanism design theory;

• Independent teaching at the university as well as supervision of students’ works (per agreement 2-6 hrs of teaching per week);

• Independent research and publication (the position comes with substantial travel funding);

• Contribution to the departmental research, teaching and administration;

• Organization and acquisition of funded projects as well as participation in departmental research projects;

• Substantive and organizational participation in workshops, conferences and other events;

• Participation in the management and development of the department as well as its international networks.

Required Qualifications:

• Completed doctoral degree in Economics or related subjects (Mathematics, Operations Research etc.) at a domestic or foreign higher education institution;

• Excellent knowledge in Microeconomics, especially in game theory, contract theory and/or mechanism design theory;

• Proficiency in English as well as willingness and ability to teach in German (from Oct 2020);

• Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality autonomous scientific research. Candidates must meet the required qualifications by August 26, 2020 at the latest.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Specialization in the field of game theory, contract theory or mechanism design theory;

• High quality peer-reviewed publications;

• Good teaching skills and/or experience in teaching at tertiary level;

• Experience of working abroad;

• Social competence and ability to work in a team; Willingness to participate in the research activities of the chair;

• Willingness to participate in shaping the profile of the chair.

The university aims to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions, especially in leadership and therefore encourages qualified women to apply for the position. In case of equivalent qualification, women are accepted preferentially.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfill the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

General information for applicants is available on

Information on the position and research environment can be obtained from Paul Schweinzer,

Applications in English or German comprising all relevant information must be submitted online by August 26, 2020 via the job portal in the category “Scientific staff” by pressing the button “Show vacancies”, indicating reference code 625-1/19 and selecting “Apply for this position”. Please also provide at least two letters of recommendation to be forwarded to Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded. Translations into other languages serve informational purposes only. Solely the version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) shall be legally binding.

Anabell Schloegelhofer
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Postdocs und Mitarbeiter
Universität Klagenfurt
Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre - Mikroökonomik
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Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
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9020 Klagenfurt