Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Microeconomics, esp. Public Economics
Advertiser: Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Field(s) of specialization: Microeconomics - Public Economics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Roetersstraat 11, Building E, AMSTERDAM, --International--, 1018 WB, Netherlands (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:

The Section Microeconomics of the Faculty of Economics and Business has a vacancy for a Tenure Track Assistant professorship in Microeconomics, especially Public Economics.

What are you going to do?

Candidates are expected to contribute to both research and teaching. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and the graduate level. Non-Dutch speakers are free to teach in English. Research is expected to be aimed at international top journals. To receive tenure candidates should at a minimum fulfill the research fellow criteria of the Tinbergen Institute.

Given the current composition of the microeconomics section, especially candidates with a strong background in public economics are encouraged to apply.

What do we ask of you?

Candidates should have or be close to completing a PhD in Economics. They will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in research and teaching.

Further information

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Our offer

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. In the case of special circumstances, such as parental leave, the tenure track period can be extended.

The gross monthly salary during the first three years will be, depending on experience, between €4,139 and €5,127 (salary scale 11) based on 38 hours per week (+ 16.3% holiday and end-year payments). After a positive evaluation the maximum becomes €5,826 (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 university has generous provisions for parental leave.

The intended start date is 1 September 2021.

About the faculty

The University of Amsterdam is one of Europe’s major comprehensive universities and is consistently ranked among the best research universities on the continent. The Faculty of Economics and Business (EB) provides academic courses for more than 7,000 students and conducts research programs in many specialist areas employing about 500 fulltime equivalents. The FEB has an internationally acclaimed profile and is located in the heart of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is known as a very diverse city.

FEB consists of the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE). ASE is among the top economics research institutes in Europe.

The position is within the Microeconomics section of the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE). This section covers three different research programs: Experimental & Political Economics (CREED), Human Capital, and Markets & Organizations. The Microeconomics section is responsible for teaching most microeconomics related courses at the BSc and MSc level.

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

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.

Closing date is 20 November 2020 at 23:59:59 CET.

Interviews will be conducted at the European Job Market for Economists in December 2020.

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.