Two Fixed-Term Assistant Professorships
Advertiser: Department of Economics, Ca' Foscari University Venice (Università Ca’ Foscari)
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Labor; Demographic Economics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Cannaregio 873, San Giobbe, Venice, Italy (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-09-01
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 5 Dec 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Arranging flyouts
Posting end date: 24 Dec 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
Interviews will also be conducted at
Ad text:

The Department of Economics at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice invites applications for two fixed-term assistant professorships (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato tipo A, rtd-A). Both positions are for three years with the possibility of an extension for two more years conditional on a positive evaluation by the department. Applications from scholars working abroad and who satisfy special conditions are treated under a favorable tax waiver scheme.

The first position is in econometrics. We are seeking candidates with a research focus on econometric models and methods; experience in time series analysis will be appreciated. The candidate should hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or related fields. Applicants must be prepared to teach econometrics and quantitative methods courses at undergraduate and graduate level.

For the second position, we are seeking candidates with a research interest in applied microeconomics. This position is funded by the SHARE-Covid H2020 grant. Expertise in microeconometrics or economics of labour, ageing, household finance, health will be appreciated. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven experience with survey data, in particular with SHARE and with a research agenda covering Covid-related themes. Candidates must be willing to work jointly with members of the Venice SHARE Team. The candidate should hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Economics, Statistics, or related fields. Applicants must be prepared to teach microeconomics and applied microeconomics courses at undergraduate and graduate level.

For both positions the teaching load is reduced to no more than 60 hours per year. The Department offers courses taught in English both at undergraduate and graduate level, therefore knowledge of Italian is neither required nor advantageous.

About the department

Ca’ Foscari is ranked in the top 200 universities in the QS World University Rankings by subject for Economics and Econometrics and in the RePEc ranking. The Economics department is ranked first in Italy for Econometrics and third for Economics (ANVUR 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. Its faculty conducts research in all areas of economics with an emphasis on economic theory, behavioral and experimental economics, econometrics, empirical economics and policy evaluation, environmental and climate economics, finance, and public economics. It offers a PhD program in Economics and it runs a high-quality research seminar series and regularly hosts distinguished visiting scholars.

Application Instructions

Applications should be received by December 5th, 2021. They should include a motivation letter specifying the position for which you are applying, the CV, one research paper, a list of publications, and at least two reference letters, and should be uploaded on the EconJobMarket website,

Interviews will be conducted remotely during the EEA Job Market Meeting, 15-18th December 2021. Flyouts will be scheduled for January or February 2022. Successful candidates will be invited to make a formal application according to Italian legislation through the University website.

For additional information, please contact the hiring committee at

Given the Italian regulation applying to the rtd-A positions, we will only consider candidates who i) hold a PhD at the moment of the interview or that will successfully obtain it by January 2022 and ii) possess a proven track of published research.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Other file
  • Letters of reference: 2
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