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Job opening: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f)

The Macrohistory Lab at Bonn University is looking for a

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (payscale E13 TV-L, 100%)

in economic history, empirical 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 according to dispositions for postdoctoral fellows. Additional funds for research visits, conference travel and research assistance will be available. The appointment will be for a period of up to three years.

The successful candidate will work in the Macrohistory Lab at Bonn University. The Lab is part of the Institute of Macroeconomics and Econometrics and an integral part of the Economics Department at Bonn University. We offer a rigorous research environment along with an active weekly seminar series on Economic and FinancialHistory with distinguished international guests. We also collaborate closely with associated research centers such as the new Behavior and Inequality Research Institute (BRIQ).

German language skills are not required. Teaching obligations are limited and can be arranged flexibly. For more information, please visit our website at:

Requirements for a postdoctoral fellow:

  • PhD in economics, finance, or economic history
  • Familiarity with quantitative research methods
  • Publishing record or evidence of potential to publish in leading journals

To apply for this position, please send the following documents by e-mail in a single pdf file to macrohistory[at]

  • 1-page cover letter that details your interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 1-page statement of research plans
  • Job market paper or a writing sample

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. All application that arrive before December 15, 2016 will be given full consideration. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Moritz Schularick (schularick[at] or Prof. Felipe Valencia (fvalenci[at] We will conduct interviews by prior appointment at the AEA meetings in Chicago. 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.