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Akademische Rätin oder Akademischer Rat (m/w/d) auf Zeit im Bereich Steuern und öffentliche Finanzen

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Taxation and Public Finance

(Akademische Rätin/Akademischer Rat auf Zeit, Salary Scale A13 NBesO, 100 %)

The Institute of Public Finance invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Taxation and Public Finance (Akademische Rätin/Akademischer Rat auf Zeit, Salary Scale A13 NBesO, 100 %) starting September 1, 2022 or later. The position with temporary civil servant status is initially limited to three years, with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities and duties

Responsibilities and duties include the teaching of lectures, seminars and tutorials, the supervision of students and assistance in general office work at the institute. Additionally, applicants are expected to develop a strong record of research, which is publishable in high-ranking business administration and economics journals.

Employment conditions

Candidates must hold a scientific university degree (doctorate) in either business administration or economics or be about to defend a PhD in these areas within a year. Candidates with an interest in empirical research with a focus on taxation are particularly encouraged to apply.

What we offer

The Institute of Public Finance at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) conducts research in public finance with a particular focus on empirical research in taxation. We study a broad variety of questions that are relevant for society, policy makers and businesses. The institute is integrated into the Faculty of Economics and Management at LUH which offers a vibrant research environment for early-career researchers, including targeted funding opportunities (e.g., through the Leibniz Young Investigators Grants) and the possibility for research stays abroad.

In September 2022, Maximilian Todtenhaupt (currently Norwegian School of Economics) will join LUH and take over the leadership of the Institute of Public Finance.

Leibniz University Hannover considers itself a family-friendly university and therefore promotes a balance between work and family responsibilities. Part-time employment can be arranged upon request.

The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please submit your application including a motivation letter (max. 1 page), CV, and certificates until January 31, 2022 in electronic form to


or alternatively via postal mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Öffentliche Finanzen
Virginia Rimpler
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover

In addition, one letter of recommendation should be sent (also via email, if you like) directly from the letter writer to the above-mentioned address.

Please contact Maximilian Todtenhaupt (Email: for additional information on the position or on the institute.

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