Tenure Track Assistant Professors Economics, Econometrics & Finance (3.0 FTE) -
Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professors Economics, Econometrics & Finance (3.0 FTE) -
- Employer: University of Groningen (Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance)
- Location: Netherlands
- Position Type: Assistant Professor
- Deadline: Dec 18, 2017
- Job Description:
The Department of Economics, Econometrics & Finance is an active and international research group, consisting of approximately 120 people. Department members work in theoretical as well as applied research. Central research themes are among others (applied) econometrics, finance, corporate gouvernance, banking, health, ageing and pensions, microfinance, behavioural and experimental economics, and industrial organization. Approximately 30 per cent of the department members are non-Dutch, support staff is used to communicating in English. More than 80 per cent of the PhD students are non-Dutch. Members of the department have recently published in a wide range of top journals, such as American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, International Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Review of Financial Studies.
The department is responsible for several main courses in two three-year bachelor programmes, namely the BSc Econometrics and Operations Research and the BSc Economics and Business Economics. In addition, the department is responsible for the three one-year MSc programmes: the MSc Economics, the MSc Finance and the MSc International Financial Management. Moreover, it is involved in the MSc Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Science. All these BSc and MSc programmes are fully taught in English. The department also participates in the selective honours programme for BSc students, as well as the challenging two-year research master programme, which is intended for students aiming at a PhD.
Currently, the department has a number of vacant tenure track positions:
• tenure track positions in econometrics/quantitative economics/actuarial sciences and
• tenure track positions in finance. Candidates preferably specialize in financial econometrics, corporate finance and/or asset pricing.
Candidates have the ability to conduct high quality, original research in one of the areas of interest to the department and are expected to publish their work in high-ranked international journals. The department offers a dynamic academic environment with excellent research facilities.
Time for research is allocated according to standardized faculty procedures, which guarantee 50 per cent of time for research during the tenure track period.
With respect to teaching, candidates have excellent teaching skills, which are relevant for the (quantitative) courses offered by the department. They are expected to contribute to the courses in the BSc and MSc programmes offered by the department, including the supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses. Moreover, they may contribute to the two-year highly selective research master programme. Candidates are also expected to have management qualities, show leadership and are able to provide motivation and supervision.
We will be interviewing during the ASSA meeting in Philadelphia (5-7 January 2018) and the RES job market in London (19-20 December 2017), and conduct Skype interviews during the first two weeks of January 2018.
To qualify candidates should have:
• a PhD in Finance, Economics, Econometrics, or Quantitative Economics
• expertise in the above mentioned fields demonstrated by the ability (or the potential) to publish in the top-tier international academic peer-reviewed journals
• proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and in mentoring students
• an international network
• a team player with good interpersonal skills
• organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
• the potential to generate external funding for research projects.
Tenure track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision after the period of six years. Formal tenure track requirements include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching and external fund raising activities. During the tenure track period, 50 per cent of the position is reserved for research and 50 per cent is devoted to teaching activities. We refer the applicants to the criteria for the Tenure Track system (for a complete description see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)us/job-opprtunities/)
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,475 gross per month (salary scale 11, Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,405 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full-time position as assistant professor, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax treatment may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
The University is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will be appointed initially for a period of seven years on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation at the end of the third year of employment. On the basis of a positive final evaluation of the Tenure Track criteria in the sixth year of employment, you will be granted tenure to Associate Professor.
The Tenure Track system is a career path which, if followed successfully, will lead to a full professorship.
The seventh year is intended to compensate for any ‘life events’ (e.g. prolonged illness or maternity leave) which might take place during the first six years.
We expect candidates to start by August 2018.
You may apply for this position until 18 December 2017, 23:59 hrs. / before 19 December 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form, see: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005XMP
You are requested to submit:
1. A motivation letter
2. A complete curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of recommendation (can be sent to the chair of the department firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. One self-selected “best paper” and Teaching evaluations (if available)
5. A short statement of your research accomplishments and future research goals and an indication of whether you will be available for interviewing at the ASSA meeting (Philadelphia, 5-7 January 2018) and/or for interviewing at the RES job market (London, 19-20 December 2017), or prefer having an interview via Skype.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For information you can contact Prof. Niels Hermes, Chair of the department, email@example.com (please do not use for applications)
Prof. Rob Alessie, Research Director, firstname.lastname@example.org (please do not use for applications)
• Department of Economics, Econometrics & Finance
• Research institute Economics, Econometrics & Finance
• About the tenure track