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Postdoc Positions in Economics

We are inviting applications for two postdoc positions at the Department of Economics of TiSEM, Tilburg University. The postdocs will be involved in a research project on “Discriminative preferences and fairness ideals in diverse societies” funded by the ERC Consolidator grant of Sigrid Suetens.

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Warandelaan, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

Project summary

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 positions

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).

Functie-eisen

Candidates for the position must evidence the following qualifications:
(i) A PhD or equivalent degree in economics or a related field (or a PhD manuscript approved by August 2018);
(ii) Research experience or publications that are indicative of a strong desire and ability to perform high-quality research;
(iii) Genuine interest in the research topic of the ERC project;
(iv) Experience with the micro-econometric analysis of large datasets (including advanced programming knowledge) OR with spatial econometrics (including knowledge of ArcGIS, qGIS, R or Python etc.) OR with the design and implementation of laboratory experiments (including knowledge of zTree, oTree or PhP etc.);
(v) Strong command of English.

Conditions

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.

Additional information

For questions about the contents of the project, feel free to contact Sigrid Suetens at s.suetens@uvt.nl or +31 13 466 8790.