Assistant Professor Urban Economics (Tenure Track)

Research / Academic


We are looking for a new colleague who would fit in our team. This means that you are a standout colleague who is motivated to advance the group's research and education as well as your own research and education.
  • You preferably have some years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher after obtaining your PhD degree.
  • You have a good statistical background (e.g. spatial econometrics, instrumental variable analysis) and knowledge of various research methodologies (e.g. survey techniques, agent-based modelling, behavioral experiments).
  • You are passionate about connecting your research skills to research opportunities in the urban and urban-rural context.
We prefer individuals with research interests that are centered in the urban area and with possible spillovers to other areas of emphasis in the group, including behavioral economics and health economics. You have experience with publishing your work in disciplinary economics journals or top journals in other fields.

Starting date will be January 1st, 2019.


  • a PhD in urban or regional economics, economic geography or related field;
  • affinity with and experience in health economics and/or behavioural economics;
  • a track record of publications (in economics and/or other fields);
  • some experience in lecturing, running tutorials and thesis supervision;
  • a motivation in conducting scientific and societal impactful research;
  • the ability to act as a team player who contributes to the wider interests of the group.
Are you our new visionary and enthusiastic colleague, who has the ambition to make scientific and societal impactful contributions to the field of urban economics? The tenure track position will consist of conducting scientific and societal research (40% of your time), education (40% of your time), and scientific and societal relevant management tasks (20% of your time). Therefore, we expect you to be passionate about conducting scientific research that can make essential theoretical advancements, and that will affect societal developments.

Salary Benefits:

A challenging career trajectory called tenure track. From the position of Assistant Professor you can eventually grow into the position of Professor holding a Personal Chair. Of course training and coaching are provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated. You will also be given the chance to build up your own research line.
We offer you a temporary contract for seven years (0.8 - 1.0 fte), which can lead to a permanent employment contract.
Gross year salary ranging from € 48,000 up to € 65,000 (Scale 11 CAO Dutch Universities), based on a full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience. This includes 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

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Work Hours:

38 hours per week