Assistant Professor in Labour Economics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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Assistant Professor in Labour Economics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Job description
Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a tenure-track vacancy for an Assistant Professor. Of the position, 70% of the time is reserved for teaching activities and 30% is dedicated to research. You are expected to teach in the Bachelor's and Master's programs of the U.S.E. Teaching is in English. You are also expected to publish in international peer-reviewed journals and to contribute to Utrecht University's research themes 'Institutions for Open Societies' and/or 'Pathways to Sustainability'.

The ideal candidate:
  • holds a doctorate in economics;
  • has an interest in labour economics;
  • is able to inspire students from undergraduate to graduate levels, and prior teaching experience is a plus;
  • has excellent communication and coordination skills;
  • has an excellent command of spoken and written English;
  • has a potential for excellence in research, targeting publications in good international peer-reviewed journals;
  • has knowledge of and experience with different research methods.


We offer a temporary position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) for 18 months with the expectation of being rewarded a permanent tenure position after positive evaluation. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,974 and €5,439 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.
In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions , including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University .

About the organization

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University , the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
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 Law, Economics, and Governance Faculty 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.

Additional information
For more information about this position, please contact Prof Maarten Goos (Section Head Economics), via .

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, two reference letters and a teaching evaluation of previous courses, if applicable. via the 'apply' button.
Please do not contact U.S.E. with services or other commercial interest.

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