Postdoc research projects in behavioral economics
Advertiser: Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam
Field(s) of specialization: Microeconomics - Behavioral Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: P.O. Box 15867, Roetersstraat 11, AMSTERDAM, --International--, 1018 WB, Netherlands
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 4 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
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The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) at the University of Amsterdam seeks applicants for the position of Postdoc. We have two positions for four research projects, and we will hire the two best candidates for two of the projects. Candidates must indicate in their letter which project they are most interested in. The topics are in behavioural economics (theory and experiments). The postdoc position is for three years. Upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding, it might be possible to extend it for another year. Descriptions of the projects can be found here.

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD degree in Economics. We seek candidates with a high potential for creative and independent research, the willingness to collaborate and interact with members of the team, the ability to teach microeconomics related courses at the undergraduate level, and the ability to communicate research in seminars, conferences and in the classroom.

A three-year post-doc position, with a 20% teaching load (teaching is in English). The gross monthly salary will typically be, depending on experience and potential, between €3,207 and €5,211 + 16.3% holiday and end-year payments. This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the salary scales and the collective labor agreement regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. Researchers from outside the Netherlands can apply for a 5 years tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. We also help in finding accommodation and career support for partners. More information about working at the UvA can be found here.

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a top 100 university in the THE and QS rankings. It offers an inspiring, collaborative and international research environment right in the heart of Amsterdam. The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

The Amsterdam School of Economics is among the top economics research institutes in Europe. The School has a strong focus on producing outstanding research and world-class teaching, and is highly active in international academic networks. Its researchers actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute, the graduate school of the ASE. The ASE is known for its ambitious and supportive culture with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment.

The vacancies are within the Microeconomics section of the ASE, which is responsible for teaching most microeconomics related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The section produces internationally acclaimed research and covers three different research programs: Experimental & Political Economics (CREED), Human Capital, and Markets & Organizations. The positions are in the Experimental & Political Economics research program.

Interested candidates are invited to apply via Applicants should provide their CV, two reference letters, a research paper, information about their teaching experience, and a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests and for which of the four projects they are applying. Interviews will be conducted at the European Job Market for Economists in December 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present one of their papers at a job seminar. For further information and questions please contact prof. Theo Offerman (

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