ESA-announce Post Doctoral Position at the University of Calgary
The Department of Economics at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow researching in the areas of personal and social identity. Please see the attachment for details on this opportunity.
Department of Economics
University of Calgary
Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholar position
Behavioral Economics: Personal and Social Identity in Markets.
Duration: 2 years
Start date: July – September, 2013 Salary: $50,000.00 (plus benefits)
The Department of Economics at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow researching in the areas of personal and social identity. Working with Dr. Robert Oxoby, this position will focus on how various social and personal identities become salient in market environments, and how the activation of these identities affect interactions and decision-making. This research position will focus on microeconomic theory, game theory, and experimental techniques to explore identity and decision-making. Potential applicants will have a completed PhD in Economics or Psychology with a strong background in game theory, experimental methods (laboratory and/or field experiments), social identity theory, and/or behavioral decision theory. Given the potential of this project, applicants must also have excellent communication skills and a creative mindset for research. The successful applicant will have access to resources for experiments, including two laboratories dedicated to experimental economics and psychology. Moreover, Calgary has numerous events and organizations that provide an excellent opportunity for field experiments. Resources will be available for conference travel. This position will be integrated in the undergraduate and graduate programs and provide opportunities for teaching in experimental methods and behavioral economics. It is expected that the successful applicant will also take advantage of the various funding opportunities available.
Calgary is a dynamic city with a population of just over one million. It has a vibrant economic climate, an active arts scene, including several new music series and festivals. Situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the city offers excellent year-round recreational opportunities.
Please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research experience and interests, two research papers and the names and contact information for two letters of recommendation to Dr. Robert Oxoby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning on March 15, 2013.