Postdoctoral Position at the Chair of Agricultural Economics and Policy

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The research and teaching of the Agricultural Economics and Policy Group, led by Prof. Dr Robert Finger, is at the interface of agricultural science and economics, contributing to more sustainable and resilient agricultural systems in Europe. For more information about the group, please visit our website.

Job description

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a background in agricultural economics. The position consists of five main tasks: i) Development of a research profile focusing on farmers' decision making in the context of sustainable agricultural practices, e.g. by analysing survey, experimental, and census data. The focus will be on Swiss and European agriculture; ii) Teaching at bachelor and master level in the field of agricultural economics; iii) Supervision of bachelor and master students; iv), Support and contribution to third party funded projects, v) Engagement in outreach activities. The starting date is flexible, but preferred starting date is January 2025.

Profile

You have a PhD (or are close to completion) in agricultural economics. You have strong analytical and communication skills and a strong methodological expertise in one or more of the following areas: econometrics, spatial econometrics, analysis of survey data, surveys, economic experiments. Fluency in written and spoken English is expected, knowledge of German and French is an advantage but not a requirement.

Workplace

Workplace




We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

We offer a full-time position with a competitive salary in a dynamic research team of agricultural economists in an excellent research and teaching environment. Salary and benefits are in line with ETH Zurich standards. The position is for 3 years. You will work in an environment that will allow you to develop your professional skills, build a strong research record and support your career development.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application including:

  • a letter of motivation
  • CV
  • diplomas
  • soft copies of 2 first-authored papers (published or drafts)
  • contact details of 2 referees

Please do not send letters of recommendation. Please also note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Katarina Kliestenec by email kkliestenec@ethz.ch (no applications). Please apply online until August 30, 2024.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application including:

  • a letter of motivation
  • CV
  • diplomas
  • soft copies of 2 first-authored papers (published or drafts)
  • contact details of 2 referees

Please do not send letters of recommendation. Please also note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Katarina Kliestenec by email kkliestenec@ethz.ch (no applications). Please apply online until August 30, 2024.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.