Postdoc in Family and Gender Economics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 05 Jun 2022

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant three-year Postdoc in Family and Gender Economics at the Department of Economics.

The Department of Economics provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e., microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The Department is especially active in business-related, applied economic research, data-driven decision-making, and has three research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). The Department of Economics is very successful in fundraising activities, and it is currently hosting research projects supported by the Danish/EU research councils, as well as private foundations and companies.

The three-year postdoc has a research component and limited teaching. The postdoc will work with the group of Associate Prof. Herdis Steingrimsdottir on projects related to household decision making around parenthood, parental leave and labor market outcomes. The research conducted in this project will advance the understanding on the gender equality occurring at the off-set of parenthood, in particular the role of institutions changes, economic incentives and gender norms, and provide evidence to inform family-policies. The ideal candidate is a recent PhD with an excellent knowledge of gender economics, labor economics and/or applied micro-econometrics, and an independent research profile that fits the project. Experience in working with survey and administrative data is an advantage.

To fulfill the requirements of the position, the applicant chosen is expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in research activities and other activities of the Department.


  • The applicant must have a PhD degree in Economics, or expect to submit his/her/their thesis within 6 months after the application deadline.
  • In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed on research potential. Emphasis is placed on research relevant to the job description.
  • Experience working with administrative micro data in STATA is required.
  • Experience in working with Danish register data is an advantage.
  • Experience in designing and working with surveys is an advantage.
  • The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for research, teaching and dissemination in their field.

For further information please contact: Associate prof. Herdis Steingrimsdottir, , email: .

Information about Copenhagen Business School is available at , and about the Department of Economics can be found at

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

Application must include:

  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages)
  • A full CV
  • Proof of academic qualifications. If the applicant has not yet obtained his/her/their PhD degree then he/she/they should attach a declaration from the PhD supervisor stating that the thesis will be submitted for defense within 6 months of the application deadline.
  • Documentation of relevant, significant, original research at an international level.
  • Complete, numbered list of publications and completed working papers (indicating titles, co-authors, page numbers and year), with an * marking of the publications to be considered for the review.
  • A maximum of 5 academic works (journal papers, book chapters, working papers) are allowed. Only work written in English or one of the Scandinavian languages will be considered.
  • Recruitment procedure

    The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.

    The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

    Closing date:  5 June 2022.

    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

    Copenhagen Business School invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position. An appointment committee will review the applications and invite a selection of qualified candidates to an interview.

    One of CBS’ strategic goals is the promotion of diversity, which is why every effort has been made to ensure a recruitment process that reduces potential bias. Applicants are therefore encouraged not to include a photo or unnecessary personal information in their application.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at

    Closing date: 5 June 2022.

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