Postdoctoral Researcher in International Development (m/f/d)

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) is inviting applications for one position as

Postdoctoral Researcher in International Development (m/f/d)

The successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic group of mostly empirical researchers with a large international network who focus on international migration, development cooperation, international capital flows, and sustainable value chains. We are looking for a candidate who will further strengthen our research on international development, ideally with a somewhat complementary profile. A specific focus on Africa and forward-looking topics such as demographic change or climate change will be an asset.

The position is strongly research oriented. There is no teaching obligation and there is only a very light administrative burden. Most importantly, you will be expected to work on policy-relevant, high-quality research and to publish in leading economics journals. You will also be expected to contribute to the policy activities of the Kiel Institute. Ideally, this policy work will be based on your research.

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • PhD in economics or a related field (completed or close to completion)
  • Excellent academic record and outstanding research potential
  • First publications are an asset but not a requirement
  • Experience and interest in the research topics outlined above
  • Willingness to write grant proposals to help develop the team in your area of expertise

The working language is English; excellent English skills are therefore required. Some knowledge of German would be useful, but is not essential.

The position is planned for 6 years to allow you to develop a sufficient profile to move on to a senior academic position. Towards the end of an initial three-year period, there will be a review of your overall performance. The Kiel Institute also plans to offer tenured positions for outstanding candidates. The salary is based on the German public sector pay scale (EG 14 TV-L). The position is full-time; however, part-time employment is possible. The starting date is negotiable but should be in the first half of 2021.

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy. We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence, and expertise will be given preference. We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.

Please submit your application by 30 November 2020 online via EconJobMarket.org, including a cover letter describing why you are interested in the position, your CV, transcripts of your academic record, an academic writing sample, and two references. Letters of reference may also be e-mailed under separate cover to applications(at)ifw-kiel.de.

Application photos should not be included. Interviews will be held during the European Job Market in December.

For additional information on the position, please contact Tobias Heidland, tobias.heidland(at)ifw-kiel.de, +49 431 8814 367.