Open Rank Professor in Applied Economics
Advertiser: Economics Department, Università della Svizzera Italiana
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor, Tenured Professor
Location of job: via buffi 13, Lugano, 6900, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-09-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 28 Nov 2021
Application deadline: 31 Dec 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
Interviews will also be conducted at
Ad text:

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 Applied Economics. A position at the Assistant Professor level is with tenure-track.

Outstanding applications from all areas within economics will be considered. The faculty is particularly interested in applications from empirical researchers.

The new professor will be expected to conduct research in her/his interest area, 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 the areas of economics, finance, and management. The position is affiliated with the Institute of Economics (IdEP), which coordinates research and teaching in economics. The Institute is a research active group with main research interests in applied economics and economic policy.

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.

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 demonstrates has already published in top economics journals or shows the potential to achieve such publications within the tenure-track period. 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).

Salary and teaching load

The salary is within a range established by University regulations. The exact amount will be defined depending on experience and academic qualifications. A full-time Professorship corresponds to 168 teaching hours a year. A teaching hour is 45 minutes. The teaching load of an Assistant Professors is reduced by close to 50%.

Application file

The following documents are to be sent:

· A cover letter

· A detailed CV/résumé and publication list, together with copy of any relevant degree diploma, and teaching and professional experience records

· A copy of the most representative publications

· Names and addresses of 3 references for senior candidates and 3 letters of recommendation for junior candidate.

Applications and accompanying documents should be submitted electronically, using this website.

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

Deadline: Applications received by 28 November 2021 will be given priority.

Interviews: Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed remotely starting December 13 and at the European Job Market for Economists, 15-18 December 2021.

More information on IdEP can be found here:

For more detailed information, please contact Prof. Fabrizio Mazzonna (

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Contact information for references (optional)
  • Diploma (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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