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The project systematically studies ethnic discrimination in European societies. The project consists of three main objectives. A first objective is to investigate whether and how preferences of European natives in social interactions depend on others’ ethnicity. Are natives as altruistic, reciprocal, envious to immigrants as compared to other natives? A second objective is to study whether natives have different fairness ideals—what constitutes a fair distribution of resources from the perspective of an impartial spectator—when it comes to natives than when it comes to non-natives. A third objective is to analyze whether preferences and fairness ideals depend on exposure to diversity: do preferences and fairness ideals of natives change as contact with non-natives increases, and, if so, how?
The position is a two-year position. The position is targeted at an experimental economist who has expertise in designing and implementing laboratory experiments. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the ERC research project but will have ample time for independent research. There will be a light teaching load (representing 0.1 fte).
Candidates for the position must evidence the following qualifications:
(i) A PhD or equivalent degree in economics or a related field (or a PhD manuscript approved by August 2019);
(ii) Research experience or publications that are indicative of a strong desire and ability to perform high-quality research;
(iii) Genuine interest in the research topic of the ERC project;
(iv) Experience with the design and implementation of laboratory experiments (including knowledge of zTree, oTree or PhP etc.);
(v) Strong command of English.
The starting date is in principle September 1 2019 but other starting dates may be considered. Tilburg University offers competitive European salaries. The salary for a full-time contract ranges between € 2,640.- and € 3,425.- per month (not including various allowances) according to scale 10. For researchers coming from outside the Netherlands, under certain conditions the university can apply for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of taxable salary. The university offers very good fringe benefits: the possibility to determine benefits individually, excellent reimbursement of relocation costs, etc.
Contract duration: 2 years
Tilburg University is a modern university, specialized in the social sciences and the humanities. It is internationally known for its high standards in education and scientific research as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both quietness and connectivity as it is located in a wooded park, ten minutes away from the city center. A mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the Netherlands, and in proximity to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg is located at the very heart of Europe.
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) is the university largest faculty. TiSEM offers well reputed academic research and education. Its research belongs to the European top. The education programs, of which the majority are offered completely in English, are on the international map with the AACSB accreditation awarded in 2002. Employees and students form an ambitious international community.