Postdoctoral researcher on a behavioural ethics project

Faculty of Economics and Business – Amsterdam School of Economics

Publication date
26 March 2018
Level of education
Salary indication
€2,984 to €4,757 gross per month
Closing date
1 May 2018
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

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 post-doctoral courses. 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.

The vacancy is within the Microeconomics section at ASE. The microeconomics section in ASE covers three different research programs: Experimental & Political Economics (CREED), Human Capital, and Markets & Organizations. The microeconomics section is responsible for teaching all microeconomics related courses at the BSc and MSc level. The section also actively participates in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute, the graduate school of ASE.

Job and project description

Research (80%).

All candidates with a strong background in Experimental Microeconomics or/and Economic Psychology are encouraged to apply. The post-doctoral fellow will be part of a research group studying the impact of communication on economic applications. The position is funded by two grants:  one on the behavioural roots of corruption and the other on how empathy can boost honesty. The post-doc is expected to contribute to these lines of work, but is further encouraged to develop additional lines of research. Research is expected to be aimed at international top journals.

Teaching (20%).

Teaching tasks range from first-year tutorials to supervising MSc theses. 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.


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

Further information


The successful candidate will be offered a 2-year appointment.

The gross monthly salary will be, depending on experience, between €2,984, and €4,757 (salary scale 10/11) (+ 16.3% holiday and end-year payments) based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the salary scales and the collective labor 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 Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.  

The intended start date is 1 September 1 2018.

Job application

Applications should be made via, quoting vacancy number 18-141 in the subject line.

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

The closing date is 1 May 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with the selection committee. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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