Postdoc Position at the University of Zurich

Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development and Department of Economics

The University of Zurich invites applications for a postdoc position in the field of economics of education starting September 2019 or earlier.

Applicants must have a PhD in Economics or should be close to completion of their PhD when starting the job. The successful candidate will be appointed for three years with an option to extend for up to three more years.

About the Position: The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development and the Department of Economics. The successful applicant will conduct independent research while concurrently working with Dr. Ulf Zölitz and other Jacobs Center professors on interdisciplinary research projects related to child and youth development. The position does not include any teaching obligations.

The Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development and the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich offer an exciting research environment, a competitive salary, and generous research support.

Application Procedure: Applications must include a cover letter, CV, one research or job market paper, and at least 2 letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted in January 2019 at the ASSA-AEA meetings in Atlanta, through Skype, or in Zurich.

For questions regarding the position or application procedure, please e-mail Christine Le Grand:  

Applications should be submitted online at

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