Assistant professor at the University of Warsaw-"Human mobility and inequalities as seen through digital datasources”

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Assistant professor / lecturer

Reference Number

UW/IDUB/2022/20

Annual Salary

120000 PLN
(27100 - 27100 USD)

Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw is looking for the candidates for the position of assistant professor in the project related to "Human mobility and inequalities as seen through digital datasources” The main objective of the Project is to create a research program using new types of data - satellite data, spatial data, geospatial data, data from social media and mobile phones, administrative data, etc. in innovative research on determinants, and measurements of the effects of territorial mobility, social mobility, and economic inequality.

General description

The Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw announces a competition for the position of assistant professor for the employment contract , under the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” (IDUB) Programme. 

Minimum period of employment in the Project is 12 months with an option to extend it for another 12 months, subject to a positive evaluation.

The recruited individual for the position of assistant professor will carry out their responsibilities as part of Action I.3.9 “Human mobility and inequalities as seen through digital datasources”.

Research activities carried out as part of Action I.3.9 may relate to methods of obtaining or combining new types of data, harmonising data sets from different sources, or the innovative use of such data. In particular, it is possible to conduct research in the following areas:

  • use of social media content and data from mobile phones to analyse mobility and inequality phenomena;
  • measuring inequality, poverty, and other distributional phenomena using combined survey data, tax data, census data, and small area statistics methods;
  • the use of innovative methods for combining administrative and survey data (e.g., capture-recapture) in order to estimate social processes with lower measurability;
  • the use of satellite imagery and other spatial or geospatial data to study wealth, poverty, and inequality at national, regional, and local levels;
  • measuring economic inequalities using survey data, administrative tax data, and national account data.

Job description and responsibilities

  1. Carrying out research on the creation or harmonisation of new data sources in the field of mobility or inequality;
  2. Creating and making available to other researchers a database containing new or harmonised data on mobility or inequality;
  3. Preparation of scientific publications related to the objectives of the activity, and submission of at least one article for publication in a reputable scientific journal (SCOPUS / JCR);
  4. Preparation and submission of a grant application for financing external to the University of Warsaw, which is devoted to research related to the objectives of Action I.3.9;
  5. Developing international cooperation in the implementation of the objectives of the Action;
  6. Participation in scientific conferences by presenting the results of research carried out under the Action;
  7. Cooperation in the preparation of an international conference on migration and inequality at the University of Warsaw;
  8. Participation in seminars at the University of Warsaw,which will popularise databases or research methods resulting from the implementation of the Action.

Requirements

  • Fulfilment of the conditions set out in the Act of July 20, 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 478 as amended) and the Statute of the University of Warsaw (Resolution No. 443 of the Senate of the University of Warsaw of June 26, 2019, Monitor item 190.
  • holding a doctoral degree in the field of social sciences;
  • having scientific achievements documented by publications in reputable scientific journals (at least 2 works published in journals from the JCR list);
  • having experience in empirical research on mobility and inequality issues;
  • thorough knowledge of statistical and econometric methods used in mobility and inequality research;
  • experience in implementing research projects in social sciences;
  • fluency in written and spoken English;
  • ability to start work no later than November 2022.

Additional assets:

  • experience in managing grants financed from domestic of foreign sources;
  • experience in using innovative data sources to study mobility and inequality.

Application

Obligatory:

  • academic curriculum vitae with a list of publications in English;
  • a cover letter (containing a description of the planned research project in line with the subject of the competition) in English;
  • a copy of the PhD diploma,
  • 2 PDF files with publications related to the subject of the competition;
  • a signed declaration (scan) of consent to the processing of personal data, attached to this announcement;
  • a statement (scan) in which the candidate confirms with his signature that he has read and accepts the rules for conducting competitions specified in Ordinance No. 106 by the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 27 September 2019, on the definition of detailed rules and procedures for conducting a competition for the position of an academic teacher at the University of Warsaw (https://monitor.uw.edu.pl/Lists/Uchway/Attachments/5592/M.2020.388.Obw.25%20EN.pdf)

Additional:

  • A letter of recommendation from a person from outside the University of Warsaw (these references are confidential and should be sent directly to: mbrzezinski@wne.uw.edu.pl).

Application should be sent by e-mail to: mbrzezinski@wne.uw.edu.pl with the title “UW/IDUB/2022/20” till August 15th, 2022 at 15.00, Warsaw time (CEST).

The competition is the first stage of the recruitment procedure for the position of an academic teacher, as specified in the Statute of the University of Warsaw, and its positive outcome is the basis for further proceedings. The Committee reserves the right to conduct a preliminary examination of submitted applications and contact selected candidates in order to carry out subsequent stages of the selection procedure. Prior to commencing employment, the candidate selected in the competition is required to submit original documents, in order to certify copies or reproductions of the documents.

Interviews with selected candidates will take place from 1-15 September 2022. The candidates will be notified by e-mail concerning the date of the interview. The University of Warsaw reserves the right to close the competition without stating the reason.

 

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Posted on

Application Deadline

Type

Assistant professor / lecturer

Reference Number

UW/IDUB/2022/20

Annual Salary

120000 PLN
(27100 - 27100 USD)

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