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Job Vacancy: 1FTE postdoc position "FinanceEurope"

25 June 2018 , Application deadline 15 August 2018

Application deadline 15 August 2018

Cosmopolis: Centre for Urban Research at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) is hiring a fulltime Postdoctoral Researcher in the context of FinanceEurope, a FWO-sponsored research project themed “Reconstructing the changing financial geography of the European Union (1985-2007) through narratives, numbers, and networks of European financial elites.”


The research of the postdoctoral researcher will primarily involve a mapping of the Europeanization of banking networks in addition to in-depth case studies of a panel of European banks in terms of their geographical strategies during the study period. The successful candidate will work in close synergy with a PhD researcher, who is focusing on the elite network aspects of the project.


The candidate should have a strong track record in studying finance through mixed-method approaches. Knowledge of financial geography is elementary, but the position is open to candidates from a diverse disciplinary background (e.g. anthropology, economics, geography, history, sociology). Knowledge of Dutch or French is not a requirement, but is considered an asset. The position primarily involves research, but the candidate is also expected to engage in a modest amount of teaching in the MSc Geography and MSc Urban Studies programs.


Preferred starting date is 1 October 2018. We offer a full-time contract for a period of 20 to 24 months. More info on Cosmopolis here and on Vrije Universiteit Brussels here Cosmopolis is also a member organization of FinGeo: The Global Network on Financial Geography, more info here


Potential candidates are asked to send a full academic CV and a 2-page motivation letter to Prof. David Bassens, e-mail, by 15 August 2018. The same address applies for all queries about the position.