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29 May 2020

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Economic Geography at Utrecht University

The Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning external link at Utrecht University is looking for an Assistant Professor in Economic Geography to further strengthen its research and teaching activities.
You will teach in several educational programs external link, from Bachelor’s to Research Master’s level. Your input in courses will depend on your own expertise and fields of interest. Furthermore, you will supervise students working on their Bachelor’s and Master’s theses. You will also take up (educational) management tasks.

You are expected to be active in research that relates to and/or extends topics of the Urban Futures external link research programme. This will include contributing to the acquisition and execution of externally funded projects.

The Economic Geography group excels in research and is internationally known for developing the Evolutionary Economic Geography external link programme. It is expected that candidates to have strong affinity with this programme, contribute to its further development, do interdisciplinary research, and connect to other groups in the Department. You will be supervised by and collaborate with Prof Ron Boschma and Prof Carolina Castaldi.

The preference goes to more experienced candidates. Proficiency in Dutch is considered an advantage.

The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience  – ranges between €3,637 and €4,978 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

Application deadline: 26 June 2020

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28 May 2020

PhD Studenships at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) 

University of Nottingham and Newcastle University, supported by Ordnance Survey, invites high-quality applications from UK and EU nationals for three fully funded 4-year (1+3) PhDs in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems for September 2020 entry.

The CDT will equip students with advanced knowledge and skills in geospatial data science and its application within interdisciplinary PhD research and the geospatial industries, leading to MRes (year 1) and PhD (year 4) qualifications.

Eligibility Criteria
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in Engineering, Geographical Sciences, Computing or Mathematics or related disciplines. is the competition is open to to UK and/or EU applicants.

For general CDT and application enquiries please email: geospatial.cdt@ncl.ac.uk

Contact
For general CDT and application enquiries email: geospatial.cdt@ncl.ac.uk. Specific enquiries to or Professor Stuart Marsh (Nottingham: Stuart.Marsh@nottingham.ac.uk) or Professor Jon Mills (Newcastle: jon.mills@newcastle.ac.uk) .

Application deadline: 30 June 2020 and On-line interviews will be held during July 2020.

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15 May 2020

Assistant Professor position at GSSI

The Social Science Area at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) invites expressions of interest for faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (Tenure Track) from highly qualified scholars worldwide in the field of Regional Science or Economic Geography.

Objective
The Social Science Area at the GSSI is a vibrant, international and multidisciplinary environment. The research focuses on Regional Science and Economic Geography covering a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) the resilience of inner areas, migration, innovation, disasters, culture and tourism. GSSI has a large national and international network both with other Universities and International Organizations. Their teaching committee includes some of the biggest names in the field. As GSSI is currently planning to expand our group, the present call for expressions of interest aims at identifying bright and motivated scholars who might want to join the GSSI faculty.

Profile
Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in applied economics, economic geography or related fields prior to the appointment, with a proven record of achievements, a clear potential to promote and lead research activities, a specific interest in teaching at postgraduate level and supervising doctoral students.

Application
A curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief research statement should be sent by email rseg@gssi.it together with a short motivation letter in which the candidate discusses the reasons for his/her interest in joining the GSSI team. The candidates should also arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent directly to the GSSI rseg@gssi.it.

Application deadline: 30 September, 2020.

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04 May 2020

Post-Doc and PhD Position at University of Bern

The Unit Economic Geography in the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland invites applications for the following positions, which will start on November 1, 2020:

1. Post Doc in Economic Geography (SNF Project Industrial Towns)

The Post Doc position is part of the Unit Economic Geography at the University of Bern (Professor Heike Mayer). The research group is active in the Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED) at the University of Bern. We currently work on a number of SNFfunded research projects. In addition, we are engaged in applied research and regularly provide
expert advice to local, regional and national policymakers. For more information about the research group.

The salary is according to guidelines of the University of Bern.
Responsibilities:
Conducting research for a doctoral dissertation related to the research project and supporting the group`s teaching and administrative activities.
Qualifications:
Candidates for the Post Doc position should hold a doctoral degree in geography or in a closely related discipline (economics, socioeconomics, sociology, history, etc.).
Candidates should be able to conduct fieldwork using methods of social science analysis.
Experiences in economic geography research and methods are an asset.
Excellent language skills in English. German, French or Italian are a plus.
Application:
The application should include the following (one single pdf file):
– Letter of motivation
– Full CV
– Names and e-mail addresses of 2 references
– Copies of diplomas and diploma supplements
– Copy of the dissertation
– 1-page proposal about research agenda and how it relates to the SNF project

2. PhD in Economic Geography (SNF Project Industrial Towns)

The PhD position is part of the Unit Economic Geography at the University of Bern (Professor Heike Mayer). The research group is active in the Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED) at the University of Bern. We currently work on a number of SNF-funded research projects. In addition, we are engaged in applied research and regularly provide expert advice to
local, regional and national policymakers. For more information about the research group.

Responsibilities:
Conducting research for a doctoral dissertation related to the research project and supporting the group`s teaching and administrative activities.
Qualifications:
Candidates for the PhD position should hold a master`s degree in geography or in a closely related discipline (economics, socioeconomics, sociology, history, etc.).
Candidates should be able to conduct fieldwork using methods of social science analysis.
Experiences in economic geography research and methods are an asset.
Excellent language skills in English. German, French or Italian are a plus.
Application:
The application should include the following (one single pdf file):
– Letter of motivation
– Full CV
– Names and e-mail addresses of 2 references
– Copies of diplomas and diploma supplements
– Copy of the dissertation
– 1-page proposal about research agenda and how it relates to the SNF project

Application deadline for both positions: 15 June, 2020

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23 April 2020

Job offers at European Commission

Indicative duration: 36 months initial contract with possible renewals up to
maximum 6 years
JRC Site: Ispra, Italy

The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
The mission of the Territorial Development Unit within the Growth and Innovation Directorate of the JRC is to perform research and analysis and to provide policy support at the crossroads of EU regional, cohesion, R&I and industrial policies, including the assessment of economic and territorial impacts, to enhance the formulation and implementation of policy and more effective and efficient use of EU funds. The Unit operates the Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies (KC TP).

Please click above links to see details of each position.


23 April 2020

Post-Doc Researcher

The Agglomeration and Social Networks Research Group (ANET Lab), at the  Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (Budapest)  looks to hire a full-time postdoctoral researcher.

  • Period: 22 months
    Salary and amenities: The cost of living in Hungary is below the EU standards. The annual salary is 7,200,000 HUF before taxation (equals to
    20,300 EUR) that is competitive in Hungarian standards and allows good quality of life in Budapest. Based on personal agreement, a yearly conference budget is available.

Eligibilities:

  • PhD degree in Economics, Geography, Statistics, Sociology, Physics, Network Science, Computational Methods or related.
  • Good skills in statistics and vizualization techniques
  • Experience with statistical softwares (e.g. R, Python) and working on servers
  • Outstanding use of English
  • Good programming skills

Deadline for application: 31 May, 2020.

See more details here.


24 March 2020

PhD Programmes at GSSI, Italy

The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), based in l’Aquila, Italy, offers post-graduate training to obtain “Philosophiae Doctor” (Ph.D.) degrees in the following fields:

● Astroparticle Physics
● Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences
● Computer Science
● Regional Science and Economic Geography

Activities and Duration
The PhD programs last four years. The Academic Year will start on November 1st 2020.

Scholarships
GSSI awards scholarships until the thesis dissertation and for a maximum of four years. The yearly gross amount of the scholarship is € 16.159,91. An additional 50% on a monthly basis may be awarded for research period abroad if approved by the GSSI.
Official language of the PhD Programs: English.

Application
Applicants must fill out the online application form (www.gssi.it/phd/) and attach the required documents by June 11, 2020, 5 pm (Italian time zone). No other application method will be accepted.

More details of each position fields and requirements can be found here.


13 March 2020

Job offers at the IOER

  • Scientific coordinator: Dresden Leibniz Graduate School – Excellence in spatial sustainability sciences (m, f, d) – DLGS
  • Research Assistant / Doctoral Student (m, f, d) – FB W
  • Research Associate (m, f, d) – China
  • Project management (m, f, d) – meinGrün

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development e.V. (IOER) in Dresden would like to invite candidates to apply to the above positions.

More details of each position can be found here.


28 October 2019

Internship Programme at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, Italy

The OECD Trento Centre for Local Development is part of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) of the OECD. The mission of the Trento Centre is to build capacities for local development in OECD member and non-member countries.

Recently, the OECD Trento centre has revamped its internship programme making it more flexible and comprehensive. Now, the applications are accepted any time for four 3-month internship periods during the year. OECD can be flexible in terms of the start and the end dates. The original internship duration can be extended several times up to 12 months of total duration.

OECD offers two internship streams:

  1. The Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL): a research-oriented programme with a strong empirical focus on regional development and productivity; currently, we work on several projects that leverage the micro-level and unconventional data.
  2. Capacity building: a stream of work closer aligned with subnational (regional and local) policy-making, evidence-based policy design and peer knowledge exchange.

Internships at OECD are open for students who:

  • Are enrolled in a full-time degree programme for the duration of the internship in a field or discipline related to the work of the OECD Trento Centre;
  • Are available for a minimum internship duration of three months (a four- to six-month duration is strongly preferred);
  • Have an excellent command of English;
  • Possess solid quantitative and IT skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • Are capable of working in multicultural and international team environment.

The internship is based in Trento, Italy. Interns can come from any country and are responsible for obtaining their VISA, if required.

OECD recruits interns on an on-going basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. You can apply anytime via our online application platform.

Your application will be considered for the round corresponding to the nearest of the four deadlines below:

  • 1 December 2019
  • 1 February 2020
  • 1 June 2020
  • 1 October 2020

Shortly after each deadline, all applications in the system are evaluated. Applicants who are not selected are removed from the system and are not considered during the next rounds.

The internship is expected to start in two months after the application deadline but an alternative timing can be agreed upon in certain circumstances.

More information is available here.

For more information on the OECD Trento Centre’s Internship Programme please consult  frequently asked questions or contact OECD.