BSE Recruiting

The following eight institutions cooperate in the Research Associate Program of the Berlin School of Economics (BSE RAP, previously known as BERA) 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 of the University of Potsdam, the German Institute for Economic Research, the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the ESMT European School of Management and Technology Berlin and the Hertie School. In this year's search, the BSE also cooperates with Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

The BSE seeks to fill

several Research Associate positions

for fixed-term appointments of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to German WissZeitVG and the various institution's pay scales - e.g. E 13 TV-L HU/TU/FU or E 14 TvöD-Bund (comparable to assistant professorship).

Excellent researchers from all fields of economics are invited to apply. Each of the positions will be hosted and administered by one of the BSE institutions. For further details about the positions at the various institutions see here

Duties: Successful candidates will contribute to research and, in some institutions, to teaching in economics at the Bachelor, Master or PhD levels.

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

Applicants should submit a statement outlining their research plans, a detailed curriculum vitae, a job market paper, copies of degree certificates, and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants are required to organize the separate submission of two academic letters of recommendation by their referees.

Applications should be submitted online at no later than November 17th, 2020, stating the reference number BSE-1-20. We will accept applications for the position at HU until December 15th, 2020. The application portal will remain open during this time, but note that we will NOT accept applications for any of the other positions received after November 17th, 2020. Letters of recommendation should be sent by the applicants’ referees directly to

Only complete applications will be considered. For further information, please contact Andrea Bawamia (, Peter Haan ( or Georg Weizsäcker (

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

Here are the legally binding versions of this call of applications, separated by institution (more links will follow soon):

- Humboldt-Universität 

- ESMT Berlin

- University of Potsdam

- Europa-Universität Viadrina 

Further information on the available positions can be found here. 

Please also note that Humboldt-Universität plans to advertise a tenure-track search in December 2020. More information will follow on this page soon.

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