Postdoctoral Position in Production and Resource Economics

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27.09.2019, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and the TUM School of Management offers a Postdoctoral Position in Production and Resource Economics. Starting at the earliest December 1, 2019, the initial appointment will be 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary is in accordance with the German State Regulated Public Salary Scale (TV-L E13 100%).


The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in the chair group’s tasks in various national and international projects in the areas of empirical production and natural resource economics. Projects include EU H2020 large collaborative international projects (e.g. EFFECT, FITHydro, BIOMONITOR) or nationally funded projects (e.g. BMBF ELEWI, BLIZ, BMZ PARI etc.)

The successful candidate is also expected to be actively involved in teaching activities and will contribute to cur-ricula development of the chair group. He/she will further lead and contribute to competitive project funding bids.

The successful applicant will develop his/her own research agenda in the fields of

  • NATURAL RESOURCE / ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (economics of biodiversity, water resource management, soil economics, bioeconomic analysis, hydroeconomic modelling, climate change economics, economics of waste etc.) and/or
  • PRODUCTION ECONOMICS (agricultural production modelling and optimisation, productivity and efficiency analysis, technological change, economics of innovation, investment and cost analysis, policy impact analysis etc.)


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in economics (preferably environmental, natural resource or agricultural economics), statistics, or related disciplines. A clear interest in applied statistics and econometrics as well as exceptional analytical skills are required. The successful candidate will have a strong and proven focus on publishing in international peer-reviewed journals and attracting competitive funding. An ability to work effectively in a young and dynamic research team that is internationally engaged through interdisciplinary research collaborations will be crucial. Example projects (e.g., EU, DFG, BMBF) can be found on our homepage ( Regions for current research collaborations comprise among others (South) Asia, Africa and South America. Knowledge of German will be an advantage.

We offer

The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics offers a stimulating work environment that promotes individual creativity and effective teamwork. More information about the group is available at


Please submit your electronic application (CV, transcripts/certificates, list of publications, teaching experience etc.) as well as a list of referees in a single PDF to the head of the chair group, Professor Johannes Sauer ( For more information, please contact our senior researcher Maria Vrachioli, PhD ( or Professor Johannes Sauer ( Deadline for applications is the 1st of November 2019.

As part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

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