JOE - December 2012

KU Leuven
Faculty of Economics and Business
Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Section: 4 -- International: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Location: Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F -- International Economics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting
N -- Economic History
O -- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
R -- Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Deadline Date: 12/20/2012

JOE ID Number: 201212_398342

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The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), of KU Leuven is looking for Postdoctoral researchers. Every year, FEB appoints a number of postdoctoral researchers to a broad scope of different research positions. To fill these positions FEB invites candidates with outstanding PhD records to apply. FEB will guide and support excellent candidates through the process of obtaining research funding.

Research at FEB is organised within 5 research departments: (1) Accountancy, Finance and Insurance (AFI), (2) Centre for Economic Studies (CES), (3) Decision Sciences and Information Management (KBI), (4) Marketing and Organisation (MO), and (5) Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI). The position will entail close collaboration on new and ongoing research topics. The indicative research fields are:

AFI: auditing, financial reporting, management accounting, corporate finance, investments and micro structure, banking, asset pricing, forex and commodity markets, home bias, actuarial science, financial mathematics, risk management

CES: Development economics, Econometrics, industrial organization, environmental & transport economics, international economics, labour economics, macroeconomics & monetary economics, public economics, modeling of microeconomic choice behavior, the economics of taxation, the economics of education, welfare economics

KBI: Operations management & logistics, supply chain management, scheduling & project planning, operations issues in health care
Information systems, model-driven engineering and management of requirements, business processes, service oriented architecture
Design of experiments, robust & semiparametric statistics, model selection & testing, forecasting, operations research, combinatorial optimization & mathematical programming, planning & scheduling in manufacturing & distribution

MO: (experimental) consumer decision making, such as self-regulation and social interactions and factors influencing these decisions
Strategic human resources management, career transitions & employability, talent management & leadership, international & cross-cultural management

MSI: Industrial organization, (radical) innovation, international business strategy, political economy, bibliometrics, entrepreneurship (MSI)
Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, thesis abstract and writing sample. Applicants should also state the topics, objectives and design for the specific research to be undertaken and include an abstract of their intended research project. Finally, applicants should indicate the names of three people who will write references on their behalf. The three letters of recommendation are to be submitted directly by November 30, 2012. Applications should be received no later than December 15, 2012 and submitted online to: . If there are materials that can only be sent in hard copy, please send them to Hilde Roos, FEB, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. For more information, please contact Hilde Roos (, tel. +32 16 32 6630).

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FAX for Applications: +32 16 326610

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Hilde Roos
KU Leuven - FEB
Naamsestraat 69
LeuvenBelgium 3000

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Naamsestraat 69
Leuven Belgium 3000

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