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Tenured Professorship in Macroeconomics

Title: Tenured Professorship in Macroeconomics

  • Employer: Universita della Svizzera Italiana (Economics Department (Istituto di Economia Politica))
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Position Type: Full Professor
  • Deadline: Oct 2, 2017

  • Job Description:

    Tenured Professorship in Macroeconomics

    The Faculty of Economics of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano - Switzerland, invites applications from candidates of international research standing for a position in Macroeconomics. The position is at the level of Associate Professor (with tenure) or Full Professor.

    Outstanding applications from all areas of macroeconomics will receive consideration. The faculty is particularly interested in applications in the fields of monetary macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, behavioral macroeconomics and sustainable development. Further, the faculty is aiming at expanding its spectrum of scientific competences.

    The new professor will be expected to conduct research in the area of her/his interest, to contribute to our undergraduate and master’s programs, supervise doctoral students, and participate in the activities of the Faculty and University.

    The Faculty of Economics of USI provides a young and dynamic environment with strong research competences in broad areas of Economics, Finance, and Management. The position is affiliated with the Istituto di Economia Politica (IdEP), which coordinates research and teaching in the area of Economics. The Institute is a competitive group with main research interests in applied economics and economic policy.

    The Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages female scholars to apply.

    The candidate’s profile
    The ideal candidate has a strong publication record including top/top-field journals. She or he demonstrates willingness to actively participate in the development of her/his area and of the institution. Fluency in Italian is encouraged within a reasonable amount of time to be able to contribute to undergraduate teaching. The required academic qualification is a doctoral degree (PhD).

    Teaching load
    A full-time Professorship corresponds to 168 teaching hours a year. A teaching hour is 45 minutes.

    Professors reside in the Ticino Canton, which is part of the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. The new professor is expected to provide consistent participation in the academic activities of the university.

    Salary and contract
    The salary is within a range established by University regulations. The exact amount will be defined depending on experience and academic qualifications.

    Application file
    To apply for the positions, the following documents should be submitted:
    • application letter addressed to the Dean of the Faculty,
    • a detailed CV/résumé and publication list, together with teaching and professional experience records (including teaching evaluations),
    • copies of the 5 most representative publications,
    • names and contacts of 3 references.

    The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation or not to make an appointment.

    Deadline: Applications received by October 2nd, 2017, will be given priority.

    Please send your complete application file to the Faculty Dean:

    Prof. Patrick Gagliardini
    Dean, Faculty of Economics
    Università della Svizzera italiana
    Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
    6904 Lugano - Switzerland


    For further information, please contact Prof. Patricia Funk (IdEP): The homepage of IdEP contains further details on the research currently conducted at the Institute (