Assistant Professor of Economics

Job Offer Information

City
Leiden
Country
Netherlands
Department/Unit
The Department of Economics
Application Deadline
Job Description

Key responsibilities
Teaching in the programme of the Department of Economics (as well as coordinating teaching);
Research in a field that is relevant for the department;
Management tasks within the department or faculty.

Selection Criteria

  • A PhD in economics or another discipline that is relevant for the teaching and research profile of the department;
  • Experience and affinity with teaching and coordinating courses;
  • Excellent teaching qualities, demonstrated for example by teaching evaluations;
  • Excellent research qualities which are relevant for the research profile of the department, demonstrated for example by (international) publications. Ideally, the research of the candidate is related to our research programme on social policy. Research agendas which are connected to other research programmes of Leiden Law School could be possible as well;
  • Knowledge of the Dutch language is considered an advantage. If the successful applicant is not fluent in Dutch, he or she will be expected to learn Dutch within a period of approximately two years;
  • You are a team player.

Our Faculty/Department
In the broad field of applied economics, the activities of the Department of Economics are concentrated on socio-economic policy, law and economics and the economics of taxation. The department provides courses for a number of study programmes, such as law, public administration, liberal arts and political science. Moreover, the department participates in a dual bachelor’s programme (Economics, Governance and Management) and a dual master’s programme (Economics and Governance), both hosted in The Hague.

The Department of Economics is part of Leiden Law School (ranked #1 in the Netherlands for the subject of law and #24 in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject). With over 5,000 students and 450 members of staff, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands. Yet, in all its diversity, it is still known for its ability to provide education on a small scale. The Faculty focuses on multi-faceted high-level teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. It does so by working with talented people and stimulating and supporting them in their professional and personal ambitions. The Faculty is housed in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building on the Steenschuur in Leiden. Working for the Leiden Law School means working in an inspiring scientific environment.

Terms and conditions

  • We offer a position for 38 hours per week. This concerns a position for two years, which may be converted into a permanent position. Salary range from €3,475 to €5,405 gross per month for a full-time position (scale 11 or 12, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Salary scale depends on education and experience.
  • Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end- of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Diversity
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Information
Enquiries can be made to dr. Olaf van Vliet, associate professor.

Applications
Applications for this vacancy can be submitted via the blue button of our application system. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents:

  • A cover letter stating your motivation for this position;
  • CV including a complete list of publications;
  • Recent teaching evaluations;
  • A publication (or working paper).
  • At this stage, it is not necessary to submit references or recommendation letters
  • The selection procedure will take place during April/May 2018.

Only applications received before 17 April 2018 will be considered.