Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of International and Spanish Economics

    01/09/2018 14:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Antonio Mihi Ramirez, from the Department of International and Spanish Economics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The number of published scientific papers indexed in Journal Citation Reports, JCR, in the University of Granada was near 3000 in 2016, of which more than half were in Q1 journals. In addition, it is currently the second University of Spain concerning national research projects. The European Commission has granted to the University of Granada (UGR) the 'HRS4R' (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) seal, which recognizes the efforts of research institutions and entities that finance R & D when adopting a series of good practices in hiring researchers and technical personnel. The Faculty of Economics and Management comprised more than 300 teachers and researchers in 25 departments. The Faculty is one of the bigger of Granada University, with 7,300 students enrolled in this faculty during the last academic year. It has also a preeminent place main as center of research. According to the impact factor, Economics is the 3th field of knowledge with a higher number of research papers of Granada University. Percentage of International authorship in these papers is near 50%. Concerning the Department of International and Spanish Economics, here, the research group “Political Economy, History and Economic Institutions” is focus on international Economics and migration from 2007. It is responsible of more than 150 research papers, 10 Phd thesis, 10 research projects and so on.

Project description

Younger people are more likely to emigrate for economic or employment reasons (Bauer and Zimmerman, 1999). Paradoxically, at the same time the international mobility of older populations is growing. It is usually retired people from northern Europe toward warmer areas of the South because of new life styles, sometimes touristy and sometimes migratory (Huete y Mantecón, 2010). It is a phenomenon that, without being massive, breaks some clichés about emigration determinants and job opportunities. The importance of these processes is in the large amount of resources involved, which depend on whether they are considered tourists or immigrants. Several studies have differentiated migrations for work-related reasons and migrations for reasons more closely related to consumption, which would include transfers to second homes, seasonal migrations, migrations due to change in style of life (lifestyle migrations) and migrations of retirees (Bell and Ward, 2000; Williams and Hall, 2000). Inverse, residential or amenity migration can be described as the migration of people from large cities to small cities or towns in the country, especially mountain or coastal destinations whose environmental and cultural quality is perceived as superior to that of their former places of residence. Theories that explain migratory flows serve in part to explain this type of phenomena, although causes, consequences and implications can be very different from those of traditional migratory flows (Barretto, 2008). The conceptual problem is closely linked to the development of contemporary intra-European migrations, whose dynamics have become very complex (King, 2002). Therefore, the research problem could be formulated in the following questions: What are the determinants of reverse migration? An unforced migration for economic and labor reasons - as is the case of reverse migration - responds to the same motivations as forced migration? What are the consequences of amenity migration? Research plan: 1) review of the relevant literature, 2) proposal of a study model and design of measurement instruments, 3) field work, 4) information processing and 5) dissemination of results. Dissemination plan: joint actions with socio-economic agents and publication in ISI-JCR journals. The successful applicant is expected to contribute decisively to the research plan.  Also, ability to publish in English in peer-reviewed journals and excellent knowledge of statistic methodologies are of prime importance.

Research Area

  • Economic Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities (ECO-SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Antonio Mihi Ramírez (amihi@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)