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Four Fixed Term Lecturers

Title: Four Fixed Term Lecturers

  • Employer: Ca' Foscari University Venice (Department of Economics)
  • Location: Italy
  • Position Type: Assistant Professor
  • Deadline: Dec 10, 2017

  • Job Description:

    Ca’ Foscari University of Venice invites expressions of interest for four fixed term lectureships (“ricercatore a tempo determinato tipo a, rtdA”) in the Department of Economics. The positions are for three years with the possibility of an extension for two more years conditional on a positive evaluation by the department. There is also the possibility to apply for tenure track positions before the end of the contract.
    Ca’ Foscari is ranked in the top 250 to 300 universities in the QS World University Rankings by subject for Economics and Econometrics, in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking for Economics and in the RePEc ranking. The Department of Economics provides a vibrant international environment in the heart of Venice and has strong national and international ties, a successful record in applications for EU research funding and attracts high quality graduate and postgraduate students. The Department offers entire courses of study taught in English both at undergraduate and graduate level, therefore knowledge of Italian is neither required nor advantageous.

    - The first position is in applied economics.
    This year we are particularly interested in Applied Micro, Applied Macro, Urban and Regional Economics, but strong applications from other fields are also welcome. Candidates are required to hold – or be close to complete - a PhD in Economics.
    For additional information regarding this position, please contact Stefano Magrini (stefano.magrini@unive.it)

    - The second position is in econometrics.
    Candidates are required to hold – or be close to complete - a PhD in Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or related fields. Experience in time series analysis will be appreciated. Applicants must be prepared to teach econometrics and quantitative methods courses at undergraduate and graduate level.
    For additional information regarding this position, please contact Roberto Casarin (roberto.casarin@unive.it)

    - The third position is in energy economics.
    The recruited lecturer will work on the project ENERGYA – Energy use for adaptation - funded by the ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council. Goal of the project is to advance the knowledge of how we could use energy to adapt to climate change through an interdisciplinary approach integrating data and methods from economics with geography, climate science, and integrated assessment modelling. Main responsibilities include the application of econometric methods – cross section and panel – to subnational data on energy use in relation to weather and climate across economic sectors and countries. The recruited lecturer will work with a team of country experts helping gathering micro data on energy use, and with an expert in meteorological and climate data as well as GIS analysis. Teaching load will be reduced to compensate for the research duties. Candidates are required to hold a PhD in Economics, should have a strong background in applied econometrics and experience/willingness to engage with applications in the field of climate change and energy economics.
    For additional information regarding this position, please contact Enrica De Cian (enrica.decian@unive.it)

    - The fourth position is in Financial mathematics, mathematics for economics, actuarial sciences
    Candidates are required to hold – or be close to complete - a PhD in Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or related fields. Experience in computational methods will be appreciated. Applicants must be prepared to teach mathematics and quantitative methods courses at undergraduate and graduate level.
    For additional information regarding this position, please contact Diana Barro (diana.barro@unive.it)

    - Application Instructions
    Applications should be received by December 10th, 2017. They should include a motivation letter indicating for which position they are applying, the CV, one research paper and three reference letters, and should be uploaded on the EconJobMarket website, https://econjobmarket.org/.
    Given the Italian regulation applying to the rtdA positions, priority will be given to candidates with a proven track of published research and with a few years of research experience after the completion of the PhD.

    We will interview candidates at the RES PhD meeting in London on December 19-20 2017. Candidates who do not plan to attend the meeting shall mention it in their cover letter, and a selected group may be interviewed on Skype.
    Successful candidates will be invited to make a formal application according to Italian legislation through the Ca’ Foscari University website.

    Additional information about the department can be found at this link: http://www.unive.it/pag/fileadmin/user_upload/dipartimenti/economia/doc/DescriptionDep.pdf.

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.