Research and teaching assistant / PhD student in Economics at Ghent University
The Department of Economics at Ghent University (Belgium) has five positions for PhD students in its key research areas (https://www.ugent.be/eb/economics/en) ‘Banking & Finance’, ‘Environmental Economics’, ‘International Trade, Investment and Migration’, ‘Labour Economics and Welfare’ and ‘Macroeconomics, Policy and Econometrics’.
Two of these positions combine research aimed at a PhD (at least 60% of the time) with teaching assistance and guidance of students (up to 40%). Their duration is 6 years conditional upon positive intermediate evaluation. Both these two positions require good knowledge of Dutch.
The other three positions are research positions aimed at a PhD, with a minimum of teaching assistance and guidance of students (max 10%). One of these will be in the field of ‘empirical labor and policy evaluation’ (joint PhD with UCLouvain, and Maastricht U). International candidates are encouraged to apply. Professors of the Department also look at the pool of candidates for recruitment of researchers on their projects.
Starting date of the five positions is September 1 or October 1 2021.
Candidates should either hold a Master’s degree in economics (or in a closely related field), or should obtain this degree by the end of the academic year. Successful candidates belong to the top 20% of their class. An additional advanced / research master's degree in economics would be an advantage. Candidates who do not have a master's degree that was awarded in a country of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland must also submit GRE test scores or GMAT scores (percentile ranking).
Candidates should apply online through the Ghent University e-recruitment system before the application deadline of March 9. Apply and include all the requested documents via this link.
Your cover letter should make clear your preference among the different positions.
In the next round, a shortlist of candidates will be interviewed by the selection committee.
Successful candidates receive a monthly salary of approximately €2.100 (net), social security benefits, end-of-year and holiday bonus, and travel and computer equipment resources.
For more information, you can contact Prof. Bruno Merlevede (chair of the selection committee, Bruno.Merlevede@ugent.be). More information about the Department can be found on the website https://www.ugent.be/eb/economics.
Applications have to be received by March 9 2021.