Assistant professor for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1,0 FTE)
You will coordinate and teach courses at bachelor and master level covered by U.S.E.’s Applied Economics section. In particular, the courses are in the bachelor programme of PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics plus History). We are open to candidates who can teach courses in the domain of economics of the public sector, political economy and microeconomics. You will take care of qualitatively good teaching in accordance with the academic and departmental guidelines. Teaching is in English. Furthermore, the assistant professor supervises bachelor and master theses and other research projects by students.
The assistant professor spends 30% of their work hours on research that is coordinated by the U.S.E. Research Institute. The institute stimulates collaboration with researchers from other disciplines by focusing on research activities that address societally relevant issues. Well-being, cooperation, innovation and curiosity are our core values. Even though the research focus is on economics of the public sector, political economy and microeconomics, connections to other research themes at U.S.E. (future of work, entrepreneurship, sustainability and economic development, sustainable finance) and to the Utrecht University Strategic Themes Institutions for Open Societies and/or Pathways to Sustainability are highly appreciated.
- a PhD degree in economics and related disciplines;
- a strong track record in research as demonstrated among others by publications and citations in international recognised journals;
- relevant knowledge of teaching in economics of the public sector, political economy and microeconomics;
- some interest in another PPE discipline (Philosophy, Politics or History) through research or teaching;
- teaching experience in an international academic environment with the proven ability to inspire students from undergraduate to graduate levels, apparent from positive assessments by students and peers;
- strong communication and coordination skills;
- strong command of spoken and written English.
About the organization
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of Law, Economics and Governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our faculty's strength.
The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E) is part of the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Governance of Utrecht University. U.S.E. aims to contribute to an economy where people flourish, by taking a broad view on welfare and its causes. We aspire to be an internationally renowned school of economics, with scientifically rigorous and societally relevant research and education. We enrich economics with other disciplines to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from a business and government point of view. Well-being, cooperation, innovation and curiosity are our core values. U.S.E. maintains an excellent international network of academic relationships and is continuously working on extending this network. It teaches its curricula fully in English. U.S.E. is involved in Utrecht University’s research themes ‘Institutions for Open Societies’ and ‘Pathways to Sustainability’.
The candidate will become a member of the Applied Economics Section at U.S.E., which is involved in teaching at the bachelor level and the master level, in particular in our bachelor program Economics and Business Economics and our master program Economic Policy. Furthermore, the section contributes to the bachelor programme in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Further information can be obtained – under strict confidentiality – via prof. dr. Wolter Hassink (email@example.com ), Head of Section Applied Economics or dr. Rients Galema (firstname.lastname@example.org ), Director of Undergraduate Studies.
The application should include:
- a motivation letter;
- a complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae;
- teaching evaluations of previous courses;
- copies of two academic publications;
- evidence of valorisation of research;
- two reference letters of external scholars.
The application deadline is
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