Postdoctoral scholar position
 at the University of Calgary

University of Calgary

Postdoctoral scholar position
 at the University of Calgary
Behavioral and Experimental 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. 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, providing excellent opportunities 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 available internal and external funding opportunities.

Calgary is a dynamic city with a population of just over one million. It has a vibrant economic climate and an active arts scene. 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 Applications will be reviewed beginning on June 15, 2013.