Assistant Professorship in Microeconomics

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 01, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 11, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Closing date: 11 November 2019
Level of education: PhD
Hours: 38 hours per week
Salary indication: €4,018 to €4,978 gross per month

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at the UvA provides academic courses for more than 5,000 students in Economics, Business, Actuarial Science, Econometrics, and a variety of courses in the Executive Master’s programs. The Faculty also conducts research programs 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 Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE). ASE is among the top economics research institutes in Europe. It actively participates in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute, one of the top graduate schools in Europe.

The two positions are within the Microeconomics section of 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 description

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 should be aimed at international top journals, in line with the research fellow criteria of the Tinbergen Institute (meeting these criteria is a condition for tenure).

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


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

  • Randolph Sloof, head of section Microeconomics
    T: +31 (0)20 525 5241
  • Hessel Oosterbeek, professor of Economics
    T: +31 (0)20 525 4242


For each position, the successful 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 midterm evaluation the maximum becomes €5,655 (salary scale 12). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the salary scales and the Collective Labour Agreement regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A temporary substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 3 0% 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

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.

Applications should be made via EEA Econ Job Market. Please indicate the particular position applied for.

Applicants should send their CV, two reference letters, a research paper, information about teaching quality, and a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests.

The closing date is 11 November 2019.

Interviews will be conducted during the EEA meetings in Rotterdam, December 2019.

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

No agencies please

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