Postdoctoral Fellows and 2 Doctoral Researchers in Economic History, University of Bonn, Germany

 The University of Bonn intends to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows (payscale E14 TV-L, 100%) and two Doctoral Researchers (payscale E13 TV-L, 75%) in economic history, macroeconomics and related fields.

Salary is dependent on experience and is in the range of EUR 43,000 to EUR 52,000 (gross) per annum for postdoctoral fellows; the salary of doctoral researchers ranges from 30,000 to 35,000 EUR per annum (gross). Doctoral researchers will have the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in the Bonn Graduate School of Economics if all applicable criteria are fulfilled. Appointments will be for 3 years. The appointments begin on April 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Researchers will conduct research in macroeconomic and financial history of the 19th and 20th century. There will be no teaching obligation but teaching can be arranged if desired. German language skills are not required. Additional funds for research visits, conference travel and research assistance will be available.

Requirements for postdoctoral fellows:
• PhD in economics, history or a neighboring social science (or close to completion)
• Familiarity with quantitative research methods
• Publishing record or evidence of potential to publish in international peer-reviewed journals
• Excellent communication skills in English

Requirements for doctoral researchers:
• Excellent Bachelor and/or Master degree in economics, history or a neighboring social science with an emphasis on quantitative research
• Excellent communication skills in English

To apply for these positions, please indicate the type of the position and send the following documents by e-mail in a single pdf file to

• 1-page cover letter that details your interest
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of research plans
• Copies of your academic degrees or transcripts

Applications that arrive before March 1, 2015 will be given full consideration. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Moritz Schularick ( The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer. Preference will be given to suitably qualified women or persons with disabilities, all other considerations being equal.

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