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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of Zurich

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Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
Department of Economics
Assistant Professorship with a Research Focus on Inequality

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467990
Date Posted: 10/18/2021
Date Inactive: 11/15/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professorship with a Research Focus on Inequality
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Zurich, SWITZERLAND
JEL Classifications:
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
D -- Microeconomics
Macroeconomics, Monetary
Public Economics
Health, Education, Welfare
Labor, Demographic Economics
Development, Growth
Urban, Rural, Regional Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics of the University of Zurich invites applications for an

Assistant Professorship with a research focus on Inequality

The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich is seeking to fill a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 2022. Applicants should have a PhD degree in Economics before taking up the position. Successful candidates for Assistant Professorships are appointed to three-year contracts, renewable once, with evaluation for tenure after six years.

The position is part of the University’s Research Priority Program “Equality of Opportunity”, which studies the causes and consequences of economic and social inequalities in developed economies. The research focus of the position lies in the broad area of inequality. This can include, but is not limited to, research in labor economics, public economics, economics of education, gender economics, health economics or macroeconomics.

The Department of Economics offers an exciting and collegial research environment, competitive terms and conditions and generous research support. Knowledge of German is not a requirement. In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we especially encourage women to apply.

Complete applications including cover letter, CV, job market papers, and at least 3 letters of recommendation will be reviewed starting Nov 15th, 2021. First-stage interviews will be conducted online in December 2021.

Applications should be submitted online at Please direct any questions about the position to Tamara Germitsch (mailto:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/15/2021