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The Chair of Behavioural and Digital Economics( Prof Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt) in the Department of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for a


Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 75 %)


in microeconomics commencing on 1 September 2024. We are offering a fixed-term part-time position (75%FTE) for 3 years. Full-time employees are required to teach 4 hours per week during the semester.


Your tasks:

  • Research in microeconomics, especially in behavioral economics or industrial organization
  • Teaching courses on behavioral economics or industrial organization
  • This position is tied to working towards a doctorate.


Our expectations:

  • A graduate degree in economics or business (a master’s degree or equivalent) is required.
  • A good background in economic theory is required.
  • Good language skills in English and German are required.
  • Additional knowledge of experimental economics is advantageous.
  • Applications from theoretically and experimentally interested applicants are equally welcome.
  • Good writing and communication skills are desired.


Your advantages:

  • The opportunity to work on exciting questions in various areas of microeconomics
  • Access to wide range of high-quality PhD courses
  • The opportunity to conduct lab and field experiments (with generous funding available)
  • Access to the international academic community
  • The opportunity to present at national and international conferences and workshops (with generous funding available)
  • Affiliation with the newly funded DFG research group “Consumer Preferences, Consumer Mistakes, and Firms’ Response” is possible


The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

Are you interested? Please send your application (cover letter explaining your interest in the position, CV, names of two references, grade transcripts including Abitur/A-levels and, if available, one research paper) as a single PDF file by 31 March 2024 to