Assistant Professorship with a research focus on Inequality
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Zurich
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Labor; Demographic Economics - Macroeconomics; Monetary - Public Economics - Urban; Rural; Regional Economics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-09-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 15 Dec 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
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The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics of the University of Zurich invites applications for an

Assistant Professorship with a research focus on Inequality

The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich is seeking to fill a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2022. Applicants should have a PhD degree in Economics before taking up the position. Successful candidates for Assistant Professorships are appointed to three-year contracts, renewable once, with evaluation for tenure after six years.

The position is part of the University’s Research Priority Program “Equality of Opportunity”, which studies the causes and consequences of economic and social inequalities in developed economies. The research focus of the position lies in the broad area of inequality. This can include, but is not limited to, research in labor economics, public economics, economics of education, gender economics, health economics or macroeconomics.

The Department of Economics offers an exciting and collegial research environment, competitive terms and conditions and generous research support. Knowledge of German is not a requirement. In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we especially encourage women to apply.

Complete applications including cover letter, CV, job market papers, and at least 3 letters of recommendation will be reviewed starting Nov 15th, 2021. First-stage interviews will be conducted online in December 2021.

Applications should be submitted online at Please direct any questions about the position to Tamara Germitsch (mailto:

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