Assistant Professorship in Environmental Macroeconomics

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 01, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 15, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Closing date: 15 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 University of Amsterdam (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 position is in Macro and International Economics (MInt). MInt is a section within ASE and covers its teaching and research in macroeconomics, broadly defined, so including environmental macro, budgetary policy, international trade and finance, macro-finance, monetary economics, pension economics, and so on. The MInt research group occupies a prominent position in Europe. The group is very involved in the Tinbergen Institute. For details on MInt’s research, please visit the MInt website.

Job description

Candidates are expected to contribute to research and teaching. Research is expected to 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). 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 teaching PhD courses. Almost all teaching is conducted in English, also at the undergraduate level; non-Dutch speakers are free to teach in English.

Only candidates with a strong background in environmental macroeconomics, broadly defined, will be considered. This includes research on macroeconomic aspects of environmental concerns such as climate change and pollution, natural resources, environmental taxation and trade policy, and so on. Note that ASE also has a vacancy in environmental micro, which creates potential for collaboration.


Candidates should have or be close to completing a PhD in Economics.

Candidates will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in research and teaching.

Further information

  • Prof. Franc Klaassen, head of section Macro and International Economics
    T: +31 (0)20 525 4191


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 evaluation the maximum becomes €5,656 (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 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

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.

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 November 15, 2019.

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

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

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