Postdoc position in Applied Economics

Closing Date
WorkplaceOdense, Syddanmark, Denmark
The Department of Economics at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark, invites applications for a two-year position as Postdoc. The starting date is flexible, but we hope to welcome our new colleague on 15 August 2023.

Job description

The Department of Economics is an international department with a strong tradition for excellence in research and teaching within the various areas of economics. The research, teaching, and dissemination activities at the department are organized within four groups: Econometrics and Data Science; Economic History; Macroeconomics; and Microeconomics. A more elaborated description of the department and the groups can be found on  the department website.

It is the aim of the department to conduct research of the highest international standard documented through 1) publications in internationally distinguished journals, 2) presentations at international conferences, 3) external funding from competitive programs and 4) dissemination with high visibility and broad societal impact.

The department emphasizes high-quality research-based teaching using the most relevant teaching methods to enhance students’ learning and the department explicitly articulates our view on studying economics at SDU, which can be read here .

The department is responsible for the undergraduate as well as the graduate programmes in Economics and Mathematics-Economics at campus Odense. Also, the department is responsible for economics courses at different campuses at the University of Southern Denmark with activities in Odense, Slagelse and Sønderborg. The research activities (and the workplace) are situated in Odense.

It is important for the department that applicants have good interpersonal skills and are dedicated to take part in the daily academic and social interaction of the research groups and at the department. 

The Postdoc will be part of the group Econometrics and Data Science and will also be affiliated with The Interdisciplinary Center on Population Dynamics (CPop).

CPop is a cross-faculty collaboration with researchers drawn from demography, public health, biology, mathematics, economics, political science, and humanities and conducts innovative research on the causes and consequences of survival, longevity, and ageing.

The candidate will join an international team of researchers and will be involved in a research project on healthcare utilization and health behavior in Denmark. Knowledge and/or research interest in the field of health economics or other related fields will be an advantage. This is an excellent opportunity for recent PhD graduates to apply causal inference techniques to large administrative health data, and benefit from a well-funded interdisciplinary research environment.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to high-quality research and to undertake teaching within economics at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Seetha Menon, e-mail: .  For general questions regarding housing, taxes etc., the SDU’s International Staff Office can assist - see .

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position requires a PhD or equivalent and will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Research will be predominant in this position, with a significantly reduced teaching load. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

The University determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication, in the form of a Teaching Statement
  • A research plan that describes the connection of your research agenda to the research on healthcare utilization and health behavior in Denmark.
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position.
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication. If your publications have been co-authored, please briefly describe the extent of the co-authorship or your contribution to the individual joint publication. You can do so by using this form  or you can describe the co-authorship in such a way that the committee can assess the extent of your contribution
    • Please attach the PhD dissertation as a publication if such exist. 

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

The assessment committee evaluates the applications based on the  appointment guidelines  of the department. 

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete regarding the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for the applicants

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.




Application deadline:


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2549575.