Postdoc position in Applied Microeconomics – SDU, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Applied Microeconomics - SDU, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Applied Microeconomics, at the Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 31, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaApplied Microeconomics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Business and Economics
    University of Southern Denmark
    Contract Period2 – 2.5 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    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


    • 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.
    • Priority will be given to candidates who convincingly demonstrate the ability to publish in leading journals.

    Responsibilities/ 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.

    How to Apply?

    • Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
    • Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

    Documents Required

    • 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

    About the Department

    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. 


    • 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.


    Professor Karol J. Borowiecki

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