Assistant Professor D-IAS 2018, Historical Economics and Development

Syddansk Universitet (SDU)

Ph.d. & forskning

Assistant Professor D-IAS 2018

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks outstanding candidates to fill three positions at the assistant professor level in the research areas of interest for the Centre.

The positions are sponsored by, and located at, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and starts in the period of spring to autumn 2018.

The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as associate professor.

One of the positions is within the area of

Historical Economics and Development at the
Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Department of Business and Economics.

The Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG) focuses on growth, development and economic history. Since its establishment in 2011, HEDG has been one of the fastest growing groups within growth, development and economic history and is arguably one of the leading groups in Europe. The work carried out by the group can be described as quantitative, empirical work. The research of the group often focuses on evaluating the effect of an intervention on economic development, for example the impact of health improvements on long-term growth and assessing the impact of agricultural productivity on development. The group is a part of the strategic initiative ‘Health, Wealth and Inequality’ (HeWI) sponsored by the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences together with the Center for Health Economics Research (COHERE) and the Max Planck Odense Center. We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment and ample research funding attached to this particular position, and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review.

For further information please contact Prof. Paul Sharp, telephone +45 65503249 or email: .

The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research.

We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS
The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly talks, monthly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There will be a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field.

More information about Danish IAS activities can be found on our website
For further information please contact Co-Director Francesco Sannino at , Co-Director Thorbjørn Knudsen at or
Administrative Head of Centre Charlotte Gøbel at

Application, salary etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
Research will be predominant in this position.

Application material required:

• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Certificates/diplomas
• Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
• Up to five of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication
• Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
• Teaching portfolio
• Research and publication plan for the next three years

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

D-IAS encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, a job interview may be held in Odense, DK during the period of 23 – 26 January 2018.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format. First-round interviews will be conducted at the ASSA-AEA meeting in Philadelphia, January 5-7, 2018.

Read the guideline for applicants.
Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb


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