Full time


until 31.10.2026


EG 13 TV-L



In the Department of Economic Sciences and Media in the Group of Economics Theory and Policy at the Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau, Germany) is a vacancy for a

Researcher (Ph.D. candidate or Post-doc) (f/m/d)

as soon as possible.

The Institute of Economics specializes in applied micro economics with a focus on competition, digitization, and innovation.The position offers the option to pursue a Ph.D. or post-doc qualifications.The position is limited to three years.

Your tasks

Your job tasks include:

  • English-language teaching in the area of economics and scientific working in the master program M.Sc. International Business Economics (and in other programs).
  • Organizational tasks for the study program M.Sc. International Business Economics.
  • Supervision and consultancy for students from the program M.Sc. International Business Economics.
  • Pursuing research in one or several of the areas of the economics of competition, innovation, and environmental issues, either in order to obtain a Ph.D. or to obtain post-doc credentials.
  • Assistence to the general tasks of the groups Economic Policy and Economic Theory.

    Your profile

    For being part of the selection process is needed:

    • University degree in economics or a related subject (Master or Diploma (Univ.))

    Following competences are desirable:

    • Ability to teach economic subjects in English
    • Scientific interest in competition, innovation, and environmental issues
    • Suitability to academic working
    • Team competencies, organizational skills, and motivation
    • Ph.D. in economics or a related subject
    • Skills in competition, innovation, and/or environmental economics
    • Skills in empirical research methods (e.g. econometrics)
    • Skills in academic writing and academic working ethics

        Please provide evidence of the qualifications required for the job by certificates and references.

        What we offer you:

        • attractive remuneration according to collective agreement (as per TV-L) incl. granting of a special annual payment
        • vacation entitlement of 30 days in the calendar year and additional days off on 24 / 31 December
        • flexible working time model
        • VBL - pension scheme in the public sector

        From individual advancement with a wide range of continuing education opportunities to a variety of health and recreational offerings, you can expect an appreciative working environment at a renowned university at TU Ilmenau. In addition to an attractive, family friendly working hour’s model, you will also benefit from advantages such as the use of the dining halls of the Studentenwerk Thüringen, as well as participation in several attractive sport offers from the university owned sport centrum.

        The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and naturalsciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highestlevel. She attaches particular importance to innovativteaching and interdisciplinary.

        She identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family Technische Universität llmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“distinction and emphasizes genderedquality. 

        Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professionalsuitability will be preferentially selected. 

        Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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