Postdoc position environmental and resource economics @ Kiel University

The chair of environmental and resource economics at the institute for economics of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel is looking for a postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) from July 1st 2020 or later. The position is available for a period of 3 years with a possibility of prolongation. The salary is based on the German public pay scale (TV-L 14) according to previous experiences with a weekly workload corresponding to a full-time position with 38.7 hours. Part-time employment is possible. A qualification to habilitation or equivalent will be supported.


We offer:

  • Opportunity to shape your academic profile on a long-term basis;
  • Develop your own research and teaching agenda;
  • Working in a dedicated team at one of the best places to teach and do research on environmental and research economics;
  • Collaborative research with international scholars;
  • Opportunity to contribute to tackling key global challenges, especially climate change.


Your profile includes:

  • PhD in economics (close to completing) with experience in environmental, resource or climate change economics, game theory and/or theory of optimal taxation; alternatively a PhD in related fields such as mathematics and physics with a background in economic modeling;
  • a record in analytical and/or numerical modeling and/or empirical methods;
  • publication track-record in renowned peer-reviewed international journals;
  • teaching experience and previous acquisition of third-party funding is an advantage;
  • proficiency in English.


Please see the online job ad for further details.


For application please send an e-mail to, with an electronic application by June 1st 2020.
Please attach the following in one single pdf file:

  • Motivation letter with research and teaching statement
  • Curriculum Vitae, mentioning one or two academic references that can be contacted
  • One representative academic paper
  • Copies of relevant certificates

Please refrain from submitting application photos.

Interviews will take place in the second half of June and in July 2020, virtually if necessary. For questions please contact Dr. Ulrike Kornek,


Application documents received by post will not be returned, but will be destroyed once the procedure has been completed.

TV-L 14
Ulrike Kornek
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Postdocs und Mitarbeiter
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik, Institut für VWL