Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Financial Stability
Advertiser: Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Field(s) of specialization: Finance - Statistics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Roetersstraat 11, AMSTERDAM, --International--, 1018 WB, Netherlands (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 15 Nov 2019
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at the UvA provides academic courses for more than 7,000 students in Economics and Business, Actuarial Sciences, Econometrics & Operations Research, Economics of Taxation, and a variety of post-doctoral courses. The Faculty also hosts research programmes in many specialist areas and employs about 400 people. The FEB has an internationally acclaimed profile and is located in the heart of Amsterdam. FEB consists of the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) and the Amsterdam Business School (ABS). ASE is among the top economics research institutes in Europe. It actively participates in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute.

The vacancy is within the Quantitative Economics section in the ASE. This section hosts three research programmes: Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance, UvA-Econometrics, and Equilibrium, Expectations & Dynamics. The section is also responsible for teaching in the BSc programmes Economics, Actuarial Science and Econometrics and the MSc programmes in Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance and Econometrics of the FEB.

Job description

Candidates are expected to equally contribute to research and teaching. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate (BSc) and the graduate (MSc) level and will range from first-year tutorials to supervising MSc theses and possibly PhD courses. A substantial part of the school’s teaching is conducted in English, also at the undergraduate level; non-Dutch speakers are free to teach in English. Research is expected to be aimed at international top journals, in line with the research fellow criteria of the Tinbergen Institute. 


The position is vacant in the section Quantitative Economics. For this vacancy, all candidates with a strong background in quantitative economics or statistics will be taken into consideration. The section wishes to expand its research and teaching in the areas of financial stability, systemic risks, and networks, so candidates with an expertise in these areas are specifically encouraged to apply. Candidates should have or be close to completing a PhD in Econometrics, Economics, Mathematical Finance, Statistics, or a related field.

Candidates will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in research and teaching. Visibility at relevant international academic conferences and experience in teaching or thesis supervision are highly appreciated. 

Further information

Prof. Cees Diks, head of the research group Equilibrium, Expectations & Dynamics
T: +31 (0)20 525 4316

Prof. Michel Vellekoop, head of the section Quantitative Economics

T: +31 (0)20 525 4210

Prof. Roger Laeven
T: +31 (0)20 525 4219


The selected candidate will be offered a six-year tenure track position as Assistant professor.  Upon meeting the criteria for tenure, a permanent contract as Associate professor will be offered.  

The gross monthly salary during the first three years will be, depending on experience, between €4,018 and €4,978 (salary scale 11) based on 38 hours per week (+ 16.3% holiday and end-year payments). After a positive evaluation the maximum becomes €5,656 (salary scale 12). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the  Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The UvA offers a very attractive pension scheme.

The intended start date is 1 September 2020. 

Job application

Applications should be made via the EEA Econ Job Market. Applicants should provide their CV, two reference letters, a research paper, information about their teaching experiences, and a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests. 

The closing date is 15 November 2019. 

Interviews will be conducted at the European Job Market for Economists in Rotterdam, December 2019.

Candidates that cannot attend these meetings are also invited to apply.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present one of their papers at a job seminar.