2 Tenure Track Assistant Professorships in Microeconomics

Faculty of Economics and Business – Amsterdam School of Economics

Publication date
25 September 2018
Level of education
Salary indication
€4,138 to €5,656 gross per month
Closing date
7 November 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 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 equally contribute to 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, for one position especially candidates with a strong background in applied micro-econometrics are encouraged to apply.

The other position is specifically aimed at studying the impact of communication on economic applications, broadly defined (description target research area). Candidates for this position are expected to have conducted research within this area and to continue doing so.


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

  • Prof. Randolph Sloof, head of section Microeconomics
    T: +31 (0)20 525 5241
  • Prof. Theo Offerman, head of target research area Communication-by-Action and Market Design
    T: +31 (0)20 525 4294
  • Prof. Erik Plug, head of research program in Human Capital
    T: +31 (0)20 525 6964


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 €4,138 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 €5,656 (salary scale 12). 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. 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 2019.

Job application

Applications should be made via EEA (or AEA). 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 7 November 2018.

Interviews will be conducted during the EEA meetings in Naples, December 2018. 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.

No agencies please

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