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04 March  2021

Lecturer / Associate Professor in Social and Geographic Data Science at UCL, London

The Department of Geography at University College London is central to the expansion of Social Data Science in the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. To support this growth, the Department invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Associate Professor in Social and Geographic Data Science.

The Department encourages applications both from those trained in Quantitative Geography and from those with expertise in fields from the Computational Social Sciences who would welcome the opportunity to work in a Geography department. As well as carrying out research, the successful applicant will play a key role in delivery of the new MSc Social and Geographic Data Science, which brings together teaching on the technological and societal aspects of quantitative social data.

The appointment to be taken up in from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible afterwards and is an open ended role.
Key Requirements
Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and significance of their research and its alignment with Departmental interests. We are particularly interested in applicants who would bring expertise in Geographic Information Science and who are researching in the broad areas of health or mobility (in all its forms, such as transport or migration), however connections to other areas of existing departmental research will also be valued.

Applicants must also demonstrate an aptitude for teaching, including (but not limited to) quantitative methods and their application, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This demonstrated aptitude will be appropriate to the applicant’s career stage. The Department encourages applicants who have a record of accomplishment in interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with both business and wider publics.
Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jason Dittmer, Head of Department: j.dittmer@ucl.ac.uk. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Claire Betts, Department Manager: c.betts@ucl.ac.uk.

Application deadline: 02 April 2021

02 March  2021

Junior Economist/Policy Analysts at OECD

The Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) helps local and national governments unleash the potential of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promote inclusive and sustainable regions and cities, boost local job creation, and implement sound tourism policies.

The CFE is looking for dynamic, innovative and motivated Junior Economists/Policy Analysts with solid quantitative and/or policy analysis skills to contribute to the Centre’s thematic areas through policy analysis, data, city/thematic/country reviews, and policy recommendations in key domains such as:

  • SME and entrepreneurship policies
  • Cities, urban policies  and sustainable development
  • Local economic development and employment, culture and the social economy
  • Territorial development policies
  • Regional attractiveness and Internationalisation policies
  • Migrant integration at the local level
  • Multi-level governance and subnational finance
  • Land use economics and housing policies
  • Industrial transitions to net zero carbon in regions
  • Tourism Policy and Analysis

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree in economics, statistics, political or social sciences, environment, public administration/public policy or a related field.
  • Familiarity in one or more of  urban and environmental policy, labour economics, SME and entrepreneurship policies, social enterprises, tourism, migrant integration, international economics or regional/ rural development, multi-level governance and subnational finance, would be a distinct advantage.  
  • Knowledge of econometric methods and state-of-the-art data analysis techniques, experience in using large (micro) data sets or unconventional data sources, webscraping techniques, and education to PhD level would be assets for some of these positions.


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

S/He will report to the responsible project manager in the relevantdivision of the CFE.

Contract Duration

  • One-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Application deadline: 16 March 2021

1 March  2021

7 fully-funded PhD Scholarships at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG) is looking for PhD Scholarship candidates. We offer 7 fully-funded PhD Scholarships at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences starting September 1, 2021.

The procedure consists of the following steps:
Upload full applications (1. Cover letter, 2. CV, 3. Grades, 4. Proposal) before May 3rd, 2020, 8.00 hrs. am. CET.
• Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in which they present their proposed PhD research proposal. This interview will take place between 17 – 28 May 2021.
• Accepted candidates start preferably September 1, 2021.

See more information here

23 February 2021

Postdoc position ‘Really closing the Loop: the role of cities in circular Food Systems’, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Are you a proactive post-doc interested in food systems and the behavioural aspects of systems transformation? Are you ready to explore the gap between individual behaviour and social change in cities and regions? We are looking for an economist with experience in designing and conducting experiments.  Read the full offer here

For more information about this position, please contact prof.dr.ir. ES (Eveline) van Leeuwen via eveline.vanleeuwen@wur.nl.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including the 14th of March 2021. We hope to schedule the first job interviews for the 19th of March 2021.

The intended starting date is the 1st of May 2021, at the latest.

17 February 2021

Assistant / Associate Professors
Finance, Management, Digital Business, Regional Economics, Supply Chain Management, Information systems management, EM Normandie Business School, France

As part of its development, EM Normandie is currently offering full-time positions in the following disciplines:
Finance – no specific campus
Management (organizational behaviour and theory) Paris Campus – Fluency in French and English
Management (organizational behaviour and theory, Leadership) Le Havre Campus – Fluency in French and English
Digital business (digital marketing, artificial intelligence) – no specific campus
Regional Economics Paris Campus – Fluency in French and English
Supply Chain Management (Operation management, Industrial logistics) Le Havre Campus – Fluency in French and
Information systems management – no specific campus

Download the full offer here

02 February 2021

Research Associate (Post-Doc)

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development e. V. in Dresden advertises the following position at the earliest possible date (according to the German law on fixed-term contracts in science – WissZeitVG) for three years:

Research Associate (Post-Doc) (m,f,d)
Economics of Transformation towards Urban and Regional Sustainability

TV-L E-13, Post-Doc, (100%, 40 hours per week)

Position Description

The position is comparable to an open-topic “tenure track” post-doctoral position with a perspective for permanent employment at IOER, subject to performance evaluation. We are looking for an experienced research associate (Post-Doc) to extend our research on the economics of sustainability transformations in and of cities and regions. Key tasks will be to formulate innovative and pioneering research questions, to conduct relevant theoretical and empirical studies, and to promote knowledge transfer. We are looking for candidates who have a proven track record and a desire to conduct independent research as part of the team in one or more of the following strands:

  • Eco-innovation or new sustainable business models and their spatial characteristics and implications (e.g. in the food-, energy-, water-, building sector, or cross-sectoral),
  • Urban and regional location patterns and dynamics and their ecological implications,
  • Economic policies and instruments influencing innovation and/or location patterns and dynamics,
  • Integrated ecological-economic modelling at the urban and regional scale (involving e.g. agent-based modelling, structural modelling with heterogeneous agents),
  • Further emerging spatial issues in the wider domain of sustainability economics and current pluralist approaches in economics.

The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the IOER research program and to further strengthen the position of the institute in the European Research Area. This includes the acquisition of third party funding (e.g. Horizon Europe, DFG, BMBF), regular publication of research results in peer-reviewed international journals, as well as engagement in science communication and transfer.

Expected skills and competences

  • Excellent doctoral degree in a pertinent field, e.g. ecological and natural resource economics, economic geography, urban economics, sustainability science (with an economic focus)
  • Strong interest in sustainability transformations and their spatial implications
  • Practical experience in economic modelling, econometrics, and spatial economic analysis would be advantageous
  • Publishing skills as demonstrated by authoring articles in peer-reviewed international science journals
  • Experience with the acquisition of research grants, especially as a principal investigator
  • Experiences with regard to the development and implementation of research activities in a European context (e.g. Horizon 2020, EU Research Framework Programme, ESPON, INTERREG) would be an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as excellent communication skills
  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written)
  • Sound organizational skills and work discipline
  • Willingness to acquire German language skills (if unavailable).

What we offer

  • Collaboration in a highly qualified interdisciplinary team at a leading research institute of the Leibniz Association
  • Flat hierarchies and opportunities for participation
  • Creative and motivating working environment
  • Vivid social culture and diversity
  • Openness and trusted cooperation
  • Family support and flexible working schedules
  • Equal opportunities (Total-E-Quality certified)
  • Career planning and training opportunities
  • Sustainability management
  • Allowance for a “Job-Ticket” for public transport

Place of work: IOER in Dresden

Please submit your complete application documents (motivation letter, CV, diplomas, transcripts, list of publications) in one PDF file by using the keyword “FBW” by February 22, 2021 to jobs[im]ioer.de or by regular mail:

Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung e.V. Personalbüro (Keyword: FBW) Weberplatz 1, 01217 Dresden, Germany Please note that we will not be able to return your application dossier.

Application deadline: 22 February 2021

26 January 2021

University Professor of Spatial Research and Spatial Planning

The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna is looking for University Professor of Spatial Research and Spatial Planning, the individuals who are outstanding internationally recognized scholars developing cutting-edge research that advances the field of spatial planning and spatial governance. A strong focus on sustainable regional development is welcome. Candidates are expected to have excellent publication, external funding and teaching records, and to be prepared to strengthen cooperation within and across faculties.) Teaching at all levels will be done mainly in Geography, with the option to contribute to Environmental Sciences and other neighbouring fields.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution
  • Habilitation (venia docendi) in a subject field relevant to this position or an internationally accepted equivalent qualification is desirable
  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at). The University puts special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Applications in English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astonomy of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Heinz, Althanstr. 14 / UZAII, A-1090 Vienna (dekanat.fgga@univie.ac.at).

Reference no.: FGGA/2020/01

Application deadline: 17 February 2021

26 January 2021

15 fully funded positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR)

Within the project CORAL the consortium offers positions for 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR – PhD) for 36 months with starting date 01/09/2021.

The 15 ESR projects include intersectoral secondments, local and network-wide transferable, theoretical as well as methodological skills training. The project will actively assist PhD candidates in achieving a doctoral degree within the scheduled time of three years. All fellows will have the unique opportunity to work in interdisciplinary and multinational teams with excellent links to national and international research networks.

Employment conditions

According to the MC-ITN rules the gross salaries consist of living allowance plus mobility allowance. The exact salaries are dependent on the country where the fellow will work. You can find more information about the salaries in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020:(https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf – p.97).

Eligibility criteria:
Eligible candidates may be of any nationality.
At the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 last years immediately prior to the recruitment date (that is between 31/8/2018 to 1/9/2021).

Early Stage Researchers (ESR – PhD positions):
Candidates must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the Master degree which would formally entitle them to embark on doctorate studies.

 Eligibility criteria:
Eligible candidates may be of any nationality.
At the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 last years immediately prior to the recruitment date (that is between 31/8/2018 to 1/9/2021).

Application deadline: 14 March 2021