JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023
University of Neuchâtel
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND
JEL Classification: H0 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Postdoctoral position in applied economics (80%)
at the Institute of Economic Research of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, with an interest in the following fields: public economics, environmental economics, energy economics, behavioral economics.
Job starts: 1 September 2023
Term: 2 years + 1 year conditional on performance
Location: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Job description: The objective of the position is to write research papers in applied economics and develop a portfolio of activities to apply for a professorship. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Lanz ( and have the opportunity to perform individual research as part of a dynamic research environment, with ample scope for collaborations within and outside Switzerland. She or he will have an opportunity to participate in ongoing projects, including as part of the SWEET consortium on Swiss energy research, take part in the activities organized by the Institute (e.g., research seminars), get an experience in the supervision of junior researchers (MSc and PhD students), and teach introductory courses for students in economics and finance.
The University of Neuchâtel provides excellent conditions for research, and is conveniently located near the lake of Neuchâtel, with outstanding infrastructure and quality of life (see . Salary is highly competitive and set in accordance with the regulation of the University of Neuchâtel ( .
Applicant profile: A doctoral degree (PhD) in Economics (or being in the process of completion) with an excellent potential for publications in peer-reviewed economic journals. Interest in at least one of the relevant fields of economic research (public, environmental, energy, behavioral) and advanced skills in applied econometrics and/or economic experiments. Previous teaching experience and existing publications are a plus.
Application procedure: Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate’s background and research interests, a CV with the contact of two references who can provide recommendation letters, one research paper that illustrates the skills of the applicant, and previous teaching evaluations (if available). Please send applications as a single PDF file to with the subject “PostDoc application – [your surname]”. The deadline for application is 26 February 2023. Only complete applications will be considered.
Would you need further information, please contact Prof. Bruno Lanz or visit the website of the Institute ( .
The University of Neuchâtel is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.
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