Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Economics
Advertiser: Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Field(s) of specialization: Urban; Rural; Regional Economics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam, 3062 PA, Netherlands (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 15 Nov 2019 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Search suspended/canceled
Posting end date: 20 Dec 2019
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Urban and Regional Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam

The department of Applied Economics at Erasmus School of Economics invites applications for a six-year tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Urban and Regional Economics. The research group on Urban and Regional Economics is embedded in the group of Organisation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship at Erasmus School of Economics. Preferred starting date is September 2020. 


Job Description & requirements

As an assistant professor, your role will include undertaking research within the field of Urban and Regional Economics or related research fields such as Transport Economics, International Economics, Development Economics or Economic Geography. You have the ability to conduct high quality, original research and to publish in high-ranked international journals. You will contribute to the courses in the BSc and MSc programmes offered by the department of Applied Economics and the supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses. This calls for excellent teaching skills and the ability to supervise students to a successful completion of their programme. 

Successful applicants are near completion or have completed a Ph.D., are able to demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievements in research and teaching, and are team players. A tenure decision will be made after five years, with the possibility of extension in case of pregnancy.


Erasmus School of Economics

Based in the vibrant city of Rotterdam, the economic and logistics center of Europe, Erasmus School of Economics has provided outstanding education and produced excellent research for over a century. The school has played host to many of the world’s experts in their fields of research and boasts the first Nobel prize in economic sciences, awarded to Jan Tinbergen in 1969. Many successful careers have started here. One can recognize economists from Rotterdam by their effectiveness, drive, commitment and academic attitude. We not only devote attention to the issues of today, but we also focus on possible solutions to the problems of tomorrow. 

In the most recent QS World University Rankings, Erasmus School of Economics is rated 2nd in Economics/Econometrics in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and holds a top 50 ranking in the World. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Erasmus School of Economics is rated 2nd for Economics and Business in the Netherlands, 7nd in Europe and 32th in the world. For more information about Erasmus School of Economics please visit


Applied Economics at Erasmus School of Economics

The Department of Applied Economics is one of the four departments at Erasmus School of Economics. The researchers within the Department are organised in three research groups, i.e. Organisation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Economics, Behavioural Economics, and Health Economics. The research groups work in close cooperation with the Tinbergen and ERIM research institutes, two leading centres for Economics and Management research in Europe. For more information about the department see:


Urban and Regional Economics at Erasmus School of Economics

At Erasmus School of Economics, research in Applied Micro-Economics, International Economics, Transport Economics and Development Economics has a strong embedding in the growing discipline of Urban and Regional Economics research. The research group on Urban and Regional Economics is embedded within the group of Organisation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship within the Department of Applied Economics. The research and teaching of Urban and Regional Economics focus on locational decision making and modelling of firms and households, transport economics, housing and real-estate economics, identification of place-based and network-based effects in economic development and growth, and the interrelation with sustainable development, urban and regional governance and policy. Research has a relatively large potential of societal impact. Research is published in high-impact journals of economic interest as well as in dedicated field journals in urban economics, regional science and economic geography. Teaching is mainly concentrated in the Major and Master programs in “Urban, Port, and Transport Economics” that are offered by Erasmus School of Economics. 


Conditions of employment

The appointment initially is a six-year position. The conditions of employment comply with the ‘CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten/Collective Agreement Netherlands Universities (CAO NU)’. Salary will be within the range of salary scale 10 when not having obtained PhD, to salary scale 11 for a full time appointment. The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The salary includes several secondary benefits (such as a pension plan that is partially funded by the university and health care insurance). Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. We offer opportunities for lecturers to further develop teaching skills, and obtaining teaching qualifications. Ample opportunities are available for research support. Erasmus University Rotterdam, in cooperation with the nearby universities of Leiden and Delft, offers a Dual Career Programme to assist spouses of international employees in their search for a job on the Dutch Labour market. 


Additional information

Qualified candidates can apply by sending their curriculum vitae, motivation letter, job-market paper and other materials to: Ms. Manuela Ettekoven-de Vaal, We also ask for two recommendation letters to be sent to The deadline for applications is November 15, 2019. For more information about this position, you may contact Professor Kirsten Rohde ( Interviews will be scheduled in December 2019. We will be present at the European Job Market for Economists, 2019 in Rotterdam. 


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