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Call for candidates to apply to the SNSF Assistant Professors and Ambizione Programs

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

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Call for candidates to apply to the SNSF Assistant Professors and Ambizione Programs

Tenured Professorship in Macroeconomics

The Faculty of Economics of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI),

Lugano - Switzerland, invites applications from candidates of international

research standing for a position in Macroeconomics. The position is at the

level of Associate Professor (with tenure) or Full Professor.

We are seeking a scholar with research interests in all areas of

Macroeconomics, including – but not limited to – the fields of Applied

Macroeconomics, Empirical Fiscal or Monetary Policy, Labor Macroeconomics,

Political Economy.

The new professor will be expected to conduct research in the area of her/his

interest, to contribute to our undergraduate and master’s programs,

supervise doctoral students, and participate in the activities of the

Faculty and University.

The Faculty of Economics of USI provides a young and dynamic environment

with strong research competences in broad areas of Economics, Finance, and

Management. The position is affiliated with the Istituto di Economia

Politica (IdEP), which coordinates research and teaching in the area of

Economics. The Institute is a competitive group with main research interests

in applied economics and economic policy.

The Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is an equal opportunity

employer and particularly encourages female scholars to apply.

The candidate’s profile

The ideal candidate has a strong publication record including top/top-field

journals. He or she demonstrates willingness to actively participate to the

development of his area and of the institution. Development of proficiency

in Italian is encouraged within a reasonable amount of time to be able to

contribute to undergraduate teaching. The required academic qualification

is a doctoral degree (PhD).

Teaching load

A full-time Professorship corresponds to 168 teaching hours a year. A

teaching hour is 45 minutes.


Professors reside in the Ticino Canton, which is part of the Italian-speaking

area of Switzerland. The new professor is expected to provide consistent

participation to the academic activities of the university.

Salary and contract

The salary is within a range established by University regulations. The

exact amount will be defined depending on experience and academic


Application file

To apply for the positions, the following documents should be submitted:

 application letter addressed to the Dean of the Faculty,

 a detailed CV/résumé and publication list, together with teaching and

professional experience records (including teaching evaluations),

 copies of the 5 most representative publications,

 names and contacts of 3 references.

The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation or not to make

an appointment.

Deadline: Applications received by November 30, 2016, will be given


Please send your complete application file to the Faculty Dean:

Prof. Patrick Gagliardini

Dean, Faculty of Economics

Università della Svizzera italiana

Via Giuseppe Buffi 13

6904 Lugano - Switzerland

E-mail: Decanato.eco@usi.ch

For further information, please contact Prof. Mario Jametti (Head of IdEP):

mario.jametti@usi.ch. The homepage of IdEP contains further details on the

research currently conducted at the Institute