Economics of Child-Wellbeing and Development
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Zurich
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Macroeconomics; Monetary - Public Economics - Behavioral Economics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-09-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 15 Dec 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
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The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics of the University of Zurich invites applications for an

Assistant Professorship in Economics of Child-Wellbeing and Development

The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich is inviting applications at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2024. The research focus of this position lies in the broad field of Child-Wellbeing in developing countries. A professorship with this thematic orientation may, for example, come from the fields of development economics, economics of education, health economics, public economics, behavioral economics, or macroeconomics. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Economics or expect to complete it by Summer 2024, and they should have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. Successful candidates are appointed to three-year contracts, renewable once, with evaluation for tenure after six years.

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 (for the rank of Assistant Professor) at least 3 letters of recommendation will be reviewed starting Nov 15th, 2023. First-stage interviews will be conducted online in December 2023.

Applications should be submitted online at Please direct any questions about the position to

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