The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and good repute to excellent research, innovative teaching and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 12,000 students from 100 countries and more than 1,200 staff study and work on our University campus, which is located a stone's throw from the historical Old Town of Passau and combines state-of-the-art technical infrastructure with award-winning architecture. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions, give Passau and the surrounding area a special appeal that makes it a great place to live and work. The Chair of Economic Theory (Professor Johann Graf Lambsdorff) invites applications for the position of Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant to start on 1 January 2021. This fixed-term position is offered either full-time or on a 0.75 full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The contract will initially have a term of three years. Remuneration is in accordance with pay grade E13 of the German public-sector collective agreement, TV-L. The position is financed by 50% project funds from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and 50% (or 25% in the case of a 0.75 FTE contract) from the Chair's own funds. The postholder will have the opportunity to work towards a doctorate or start out on their postdoctoral career. As a member of a research group headed by Professor Johann Graf Lambsdorff and Dr Katharina Werner, you will be responsible for work packages for the research project 'Between Reciprocity and Responsibility - Contributions of Experimental Corruption Research' funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The aim of the project is to identify measures to curb corruption, foster the intrinsic motivation of public officials and reduce the susceptibility to reciprocity. The experimental design used for this purpose models the potentially corrupt relationship as a grey area between extortion, bribery and abuse of office. Using this design, the group will examine the impact of prominent anti-corruption methods (punishment of granting or accepting advantages, abuse of office and the nullity of the basic contract). Your tasks in the research project will be to write articles for academic journals in English and present them at international conferences; you will also include them in your cumulative doctoral thesis or at the beginning of your postdoc phase. Furthermore, you will support our teaching in the field of behavioural game theory and experimental economics (in the English language). German language skills are not required. You should have an excellent master's degree in economics (or an outstanding doctorate) and experience in conducting economic experiments. You should also exhibit a strong motivation for research, an interest in issues related to corruption and ethics, good statistical and programming skills (e.g. in zTree, STATA, classEx) and an excellent command of English. This position is suitable for candidates with disabilities. Registered disabled applicants will be given preference over non-disabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory preferential status if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal. The University of Passau wishes to increase the proportion of its female staff and expressly encourages women to apply for the position. Job-sharing arrangements may be possible, depending on the number of suitable candidates. To apply, please send your full application, complete with the usual supporting documents, as a single pdf file to email@example.com by no later than 31 October 2020. Once the application process has been completed, we will retain your application on file for six months before deleting it from our computer systems. If you have any further questions about this position, please contact Dr Katharina Werner by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). For further information about the Chair, visit our website: www.wiwi.uni-passau.de/en/economic-theory. Please visit www.uni-passau.de/en/university/current-vacancies for our data privacy statement.
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