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February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

University of Zurich

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Political Science Department
Post-Doctoral Research Position On “Inequality in Developing Countries”

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466598
Date Posted: 03/01/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Research Position On “Inequality in Developing Countries”
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Zurich, SWITZERLAND
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Equality of Opportunity
Political Economy and Development
Applied Economics
Comparative Political Economy
Salary Range: appr. 75’000 CHF/year
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University of Zurich invites applications for a 4-year position as post-doctoral researcher at the Political Science Department, with the possibility of collaboration with the Department of Economics. The position allows a large amount of time for independent research with limited teaching obligations for the Political Science Department.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue his/her own research agenda in the field of inequality in developing or emerging economies, broadly understood. Research projects linking inequality or poverty reduction in developing countries to issues of distributive politics, governance and/or reform policies (either within developing countries or through policies of high-income countries that affect lower-income countries) would be of particular interest. The position will be associated with the newly launched University Research Priority Program (URPP) on the topic of “Equality of Opportunity”, and with the research group “Political Economy and Development” (Prof. Katharina Michaelowa). Depending on the profile, the successful candidate will be welcome to collaborate with other researchers in the URPP, e.g. in the research groups on “Applied Economics” (Prof. Dina Pomeranz) and “Comparative Political Economy” (Prof. Silja Häusermann).

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Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/15/2021
Application Instructions:
Please send your application electronically as one pdf-file comprising your letter of interest, CV, list of papers or publications, transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), writing sample (for instance a job market paper), a brief description (1-2 pages) of projects you plan to work on over the next 4 years, and two names of people willing to provide references to

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Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; the closing date is March 15th, 2021.