The project systematically studies ethnic discrimination in European societies. The project consists of three main objectives. A first objective is to investigate whether and how preferences of European natives in social interactions depend on others’ ethnicity. Are natives as altruistic, reciprocal, envious to immigrants as compared to other natives? A second objective is to study whether natives have different fairness ideals—what constitutes a fair distribution of resources from the perspective of an impartial spectator—when it comes to natives than when it comes to non-natives. A third objective is to analyze whether preferences and fairness ideals depend on exposure to diversity: do preferences and fairness ideals of natives change as contact with non-natives increases, and, if so, how?
The two positions are both three-year positions. Depending on the interest and qualifications, one position will in all likelihood be targeted at an econometrician who has expertise in working with large panel data sets, and the other position will be targeted at an experimental economist who has expertise in designing and implementing laboratory experiments.
The successful candidates are expected to contribute to the ERC research project but will have ample time for independent research. There will be a light teaching load (representing 0.1 fte).
The starting date is in principle September 1, 2018 but other starting dates may be considered. Tilburg University offers competitive European salaries. The salary for a full-time contract ranges between € 3,475,- and € 4,757,- per month (not including various allowances) according to scale 11. For researchers coming from outside the Netherlands, under certain conditions the university can apply for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of taxable salary. The university offers very good fringe benefits: the possibility to determine benefits individually, excellent reimbursement of relocation costs, etc.
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