Application deadline: November 30, 2022
Start date: 01/10/2023
The Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
The Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) is the faculty of Economics and Management of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The faculty’s mission is to have a decisive and positive impact on how economic and business challenges are addressed. With a strong emphasis on quantitative methods, we produce pioneering research and educate students to become true leaders and entrepreneurs in their respective fields.
SBS-EM consists of a vibrant mix of people interested in economics, management, and finance. The faculty actively strives to create and maintain an intellectually stimulating environment, advancing scientific knowledge, while at the same time contributing to the development of effective practices and life-long learning for organizations. For more information about the school please see https://sbsem.ulb.be.
Description of the Chair in Macroeconomics
Area of research:
The successful candidate will have a strong background in macroeconomics, broadly defined. There are no restrictions on subdisciplines, but everything else equal, preference will be given to research profiles who have a clear empirical focus based on standard macroeconomics or using micro data to study macroeconomic phenomena. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with SBS-EM and ULB faculty members in the disciplines relevant for their research agenda. Members of the faculty are for instance active in the fields of growth economics, development economics, international economics, micro-macro models, finance, sustainable development, labour economics, political and institutional economics, economic history, monetary theory, among others.
Educational and scientific goals:
The selected candidate will contribute to research and teaching in macroeconomics. She.he essentially aims at
Courses covered at the time of recruitment:
Candidates will be expected to contribute to the School and University´s core courses and programs in macroeconomics, both in regular programs and in life-long learning programs, and to supervise at least 6 master theses per year. In the long-run, candidates will be requested to teach 4 courses of 5 ECTS (24 contact hours per course per year). The envisaged teaching assignment for the first year consists of ECON-S-203 Théorie monétaire I, ECON-S-427 Graduate macroeconomics I and ECON-S-442 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy.
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Applications must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to the faculty deanship (email@example.com). You should also upload your file on EJM.
They must include the following:
The recruiting committee will select the candidates on the basis of the following criteria: quality of the research project and scientific publications, pedagogical project with respect to teaching macroeconomics to different types of audiences and teaching experience at different levels, international experience and academic collaborations, experience in institutional relationships and networking capabilities. SBS-EM uses an extensive ranking of journals to measure research output and uses this, together with other standard research outputs, for tenure and promotion decisions.
The appointment to the academic staff of ULB is made at the “Chargé de Cours” (Associate Professor) level. The exact wage scale depends on the seniority level, which in turn depends on the total years of postdoctoral experience.
Equal opportunities policy
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