Postdoc in Applied Microeconomics

Company:University of Southern Denmark

Location:Denmark / Odense

Discipline:Applied Microeconomics

Employment Type:2 - 2.5 years


Postdoc in Applied Microeconomics

Applications are invited for a Postdoc position at the Department of Business and Economics, to be filled by 1st September 2021, or as per agreement. The position is for 2 - 2.5 years, based on agreement. 

The Department of Business and Economics is an international department which produces high-quality research, education and dissemination. The department contributes to societal knowledge with ideas, numbers and trends in a wide range of business and economics disciplines. The research and teaching activities at the department are organized within four groups: Accounting; Finance; Microeconomics, and Econometrics and Economic History.

The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Econometrics and Economic History Group.

It is the aim of the department to conduct research at the highest international level documented through 1) publications in internationally distinguished journals, 2) presentations at international conferences and 3) dissemination with high visibility and broad societal impact.

Furthermore, the department emphasizes offering high-quality research-based teaching using the most relevant teaching methods to enhance student learning.

Job description

The position is co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project is entitled “Visiting the Margins. Innovative Cultural Tourism in European peripheries” (INCULTUM) and deals with the challenges and opportunities of cultural tourism with the aim of furthering sustainable social, cultural and economic development. As part of INCULTUM, ten cultural heritage institutions across Europe will implement a number of experimental approaches in order to deal with the challenges and opportunities of cultural tourism. Data will be collected before/during/after these innovative pilot studies. SDU is assigned with the analysis of this data using rigorous statistical tools and will also derive policy recommendations.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to assist in this analysis in order to assess the value of the implemented approaches to urban and regional development and cultural tourism. The minimum expected outcome will be one academic journal publication and based on this, two progress/policy reports. Data collection will be assisted by a research assistant, but it would be an advantage, if the candidate has experience with data scrapping (e.g., using Python).
  • The candidate will be also expected to provide assistance with project management, including the participation in regular meetings with other partners of the consortium and ensuring that various deadlines are met. In most weeks, the administrative support should not exceed 2-5 hours per week.
  • Otherwise, the candidate will be fairly flexible in her/his work during the remaining time of the employment. However, it is encouraged that she/he collaborates with the principal investigator of INCULTUM at SDU on joint projects, preferably, but not necessarily related to the area of INCULTUM. The aim of these collaborations are publications in leading general economics and top-field journals. Therefore, the candidate should state clearly in the motivational letter what projects she/he would like to engage with in the near future, and also whether she/he is willing to collaborate with the PI on some of the PI’s ongoing projects.
  • The successful candidate is an applied microeconomist, who is familiar with one or more of the following areas: urban economics, economic geography, labor economics, cultural economics, economic history.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who convincingly demonstrate the ability to publish in leading journals.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Karol J. Borowiecki (, who is the principal investigator of the project at SDU.

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

An application must include:

  • A motivational letter describing why the applicant is good match for the project
  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf
    • Please attach the PhD dissertation as a publication, if such exist

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

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Deadline 2021-May-31

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Business and Social Sciences by completing the application form


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