Advertiser: Business and Economics, Catholic University of Portugal (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Industrial Organization - Labor; Demographic Economics - Microeconomics - Public Economics - Behavioral Economics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Palma de Cima, Lisbon, 1649-023, Portugal (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Search suspended/canceled
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2019
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
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Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (CATÓLICA-LISBON) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Economics starting September 2020. Seasoned Assistant or Associate Professors interested in applying will also be considered in the search at their appropriate level. We are looking for candidates whose main research interests have a strong empirical focus on areas of applied microeconomics, including Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Industrial Organization, Development Economics or Public Economics.

Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (CATÓLICA-LISBON)

CATÓLICA-LISBON is a leading European business school, committed to research production at the highest level, to excellence in developing outstanding graduates for high-level careers, and to offering business leaders a lifelong learning environment. Our programs are internationally recognized: within Europe we are a top 30 business school, our Lisbon MBA and our Master in Management are top 25. The increasingly international character of the school is reflected in our faculty, student body, and international accreditations. Since 2008, CATÓLICA-LISBON has had the “triple crown” of international business school accreditations: AACSB, EFMD, and AMBA. Our MSc, MBA, and PhD programs are entirely taught in English, to an increasingly international student body.

Faculty and Research Environment

CATÓLICA-LISBON provides a vibrant research environment. The core research faculty consists of more than 40 tenure-track members, with doctorates from top North American (including MIT, NYU, CMU, UCLA, Columbia, Yale, Arizona, UBC, Stanford) and top European (including Bocconi, Ecole Polytechnique, LBS, LSE, Tilburg, RSM Erasmus) programs. Associate and assistant professors include nationals of France, Italy, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Greece, Egypt, and Germany. The CUBE research unit of Católica-Lisbon received the highest rating for research excellence in Portugal of all social science units, including business schools, when evaluated by an international panel.

Faculty in Economics areas have published articles in American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of International Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics and Management Science.

Living in Lisbon

Lisbon has recently been ranked the safest capital city in Europe. It is a thriving cultural hub with a vibrant restaurant scene, diverse artistic activities and sporting events, good public transportation, historic architecture, among the best weather in Europe, a public healthcare system, and easy access to world-class beaches.

Position Requirements

Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain a research program targeted at top-tier journals in their field. Católica-Lisbon provides them with ample support to do so. Salary is competitive, and funding for research-related activities, including travel to international conferences, is provided. In addition, faculty are supported to apply for research funding from the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) and from European funding agencies. Tenure-track positions involve teaching the equivalent of 3 courses per year, in English, at the undergraduate, MSc and MBA levels, and potentially in executive education programs.

Candidates must demonstrate the potential to publish in top-tier economics journals. For Associate positions, candidates are expected to show a strong research track record in top journals, excellence in teaching, and the ability to add to the research reputation and productivity of the group.

Application Procedure

In order to receive full consideration, applicants should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation (for junior profiles), and samples of written work by 31st of December, 2019 (applications materials should be submitted via the EconJobMarket system or via e-mail). Review of materials begins immediately upon receipt. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

E-mail: internationalrecruit@ucp.pt

We will be interviewing at the European Job Market in Rotterdam, Dec. 18 and 19, 2019. If you wish to be considered for an interview during the job market, please mention that in your email message.

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