Berlin School of Economics RAP - Call for Applications 2024

The following seven institutions cooperate in the Research Associate Program of the Berlin School of Economics to promote the careers of junior researchers: the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin, the School of Economics and Management at Technische Universität Berlin, the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam, the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the European School of Management and Technology Berlin and the Hertie School.

The Berlin School of Economics invites applications for several Research Associate positions for fixed-term appointments for a maximum of 6 years, according to German WissZeitVG - E 13 TV-L HU/TU/FU/UP or E 14 TVöD.

Excellent researchers from the following fields are invited to apply: applied microeconomics, labor economics, health economics, economics of education, macroeconomics. Each of the positions will be hosted and administered by one of the seven Berlin School of Economics institutions.

Duties: Successful candidates will contribute part of their time to research and teaching in economics at the Bachelor, Master or PhD levels, as well as to furthering their own research agenda.

Requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD in economics or a neighboring discipline at the position starting date, and should have excellent qualifications as well as outstanding own research.

Applicants should submit


Applicants are required to organize the separate submission of at least two academic letters of recommendation by their referees. Nominated references will be contacted by the Berlin School of Economics and will be asked to uploaded their letter in the Berlin School of Economics application portal.

Applications should be submitted online at our application portal no later than November 20th, 2023 (CET). Only complete applications will be considered.

For further information, please contact the Berlin School of Economics Office (, Peter Haan ( or Thomas Siedler (

We highly appreciate diversity and are thus pleased to receive any application - irrespective of gender, nationality, disability, or ethnic and social background.


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Berlin School of Economics Application Portal

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Further information on the available positions (application via Berlin School of Economics Application Portal)

Working field:

Research on topics of macroeconomics and/or financial crises, for example: transmission channels of monetary policy, rationing equilibria and price adjustment processes, climate-neutral growth, consequences of strategic uncertainty, causes and prevention of asset price bubbles. Methods of analyses: theory, simulation models, and/or laboratory experiments. Opportunity to do a habilitation or aquire an equivalent status of qualification for a full professorship. Teaching in macroeconomics and monetary economics, international economics, or financial crises with a teaching duty in accordance with the regulations in LVVO.

Necessary qualifications:

  • successfully completed PhD in economics.
  • a sound knowledge in micro- and macroeconomic methods, statistics, and game theory
  • good command of German and English language; sufficient language proficiency to teach classes in both German and English is expected
  • ability to work in a team


Desired qualifications:

  • experience in experimental economics and knowledge of STATA, Matlab, or another software for data analysis are an advantage


The legally binding job announcement can be found on the website of Technische Universität Berlin.

The WZB offers a position for a postdoctoral research associate in the summer/fall of 2024. Strong researchers with a background in quantitative macroeconomics (especially heterogeneous agent models) and/or applied labor economics and a research focus on issues related to inequality, intergenerational mobility, gender, and growth are encouraged to apply.

The WZB is a publicly funded research institution within the German Leibniz association.

The academic research conducted at the WZB in the social sciences is theory-based and problem-oriented. The position at the WZB implies freedom from teaching obligations, strong administrative support for your projects, your own grant proposals and workshop organization, as well as many opportunities to interact with academic peers.

For more details about the position, please contact the Berlin School of Economics Office (

The European-University Viadrina offers a position for a postdoctoral research associate in the fall of 2024. Strong researchers with a background in applied labor or urban economics and a research focus on issues related to inequality, gender, education and/or labor markets are encouraged to apply.

The Viadrina is a small international social-science university located in Frankfurt (Oder), which is in commuting distance to central Berlin. The position comprises the standard teaching load of 4 semester hours per week, with the possibility of generating own buy-outs. Due to our international student body at the Viadrina all teaching (at all levels) is preferably conducted in English.

The position at the Viadrina is generated through core university funding (rather than project grants), which implies an absolute freedom for your research. Moreover, we offer strong administrative support for your projects, your own grant proposals and workshop organization, as well as many opportunities to interact with academic peers, travel money, etc.

For more details about the position, please contact the Berlin School of Economics Office (

Information on further available positions of cooperation partners (application via separate application portals)

The School of Business and Economics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is looking to fill two

Junior Professorships in “Macroeconomics” (Macroeconomics I and Macroeconomics II)

starting 1 October 2024.

These are tenure track positions, with an initial level W1 and with the possibility of a promotion to level W3. In order to verify whether the individual performance meets the requirements of permanent employment, an evaluation process will be opened not later than after five years of service. Tenure track professors at the HU Berlin are expected to carry out research and teaching duties, as well as be active on various university committees, in the promotion of young scientists and acquire leadership and management skills. The actual requirements as outlined in the framework catalogue [\_katalog] will be specified in the course of the appointment process.

The School of Business and Economics seeks individuals with an outstanding track record in macroeconomics as evidenced in refereed publications in leading journals with the vision, leadership and enthusiasm to build upon an internationally recognized research program. Successful candidates have, or will have completed their doctoral degree in economics upon beginning employment. Ideally, one appointment will have a research focus on macroeconomic theory, the other in empirical macroeconomics. Collaboration with other research groups at the department is welcome, notably TRR 190 “Rationality and Competition” and TRR 266 "Accounting for Transparency”, as well as a commitment to promoting a positive, diverse and inclusive institutional culture. Experience in bridging economic research and policy action and work at the science/policy interface are beneficial.

The faculty’s staff in economics is moving towards a departmental structure in which the new professorships will participate to the same extent as all other professorships in the common pool of staff and research infrastructures.

School of Business and Economics at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin is an integral part of the Berlin School of Economics. Through this network of seven research institutions, we offer a vibrant, international community of senior and junior scholars. The simultaneous presence of universities, think tanks, NGOs and the federal government offers a unique link between researchers and policy makers. Not least, Berlin is Germany's largest city with an inspiring metropolitan flair, a vibrant cultural scene, large green spaces, and a family-friendly environment.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in conjunction with § 102c combined with § 102a of the ‘Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration history are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please address your application within 4 weeks (application deadline December 22, 2023), quoting the reference number JP/006/23, to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Dekan – Prof. Dr. Daniel Klapper, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, or preferably in electronic form in one pdf file to: Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Applications should include a: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a teaching concept including a summary of teaching experience (max. 3 pages), (4) a research concept describing the candidate's current research program and proposed research in macroeconomics (max. 3 pages), (5) up to 3 selected publications and working papers, including short explanations why these were selected, (6) a statement (max. 1 page) identifying previous and future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, and the candidates ability to work in culturally diverse groups, (7) copies of all certificates achieved, and (8) contact details of up to three references.

For questions regarding this position please contact Prof. Dirk Engelmann (

Data protection information on the processing of your personal data in the context of the tender and selection procedure can be found on the homepage of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Please visit the website of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Further information on the available positions can be found on the website of ROCKWOOL FOUNDATION BERLIN – Institute for the Economy and the Future of Work (RFBerlin).

Please note that applications are to be submitted via, i.e. not via the BSE Application Portal.