Vacancy for 3 research and teaching assistant / PhD student positions in Economics

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The Department of Economics at Ghent University (Belgium) has three vacant positions for research and teaching assistants (PhD students) in its key research areas ‘Banking & Finance’, ‘Environmental Economics’, ‘International Trade, Investment and Migration’, ‘Labour Economics and Welfare’ and ‘Macroeconomics, Policy and Econometrics’. The Department encourages international students to apply. The working language in many department activities and in our master programme in economics is English. One of the vacant positions, however, requires very good knowledge of Dutch and interest in empirical research methods.

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

 

YOUR TASKS

The Department of Economics at Ghent University (Belgium) has three vacant positions for research and teaching assistants (PhD students) in its key research areas ‘Banking & Finance’, ‘Environmental Economics’, ‘International Trade, Investment and Migration’, ‘Labour Economics and Welfare’ and ‘Macroeconomics, Policy and Econometrics’. The Department encourages international students to apply. The working language in many department activities and in our master programme in economics is English. One of the vacant positions, however, requires very good knowledge of Dutch and interest in empirical research methods. 

Your tasks:

  • At least 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation.
  • You provide teaching assistance to courses given by professors of the Department and assist in supervising students for their bachelor's and/or master's thesis. 
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a degree of Master of Science in Economics, or a closely related field and belong to the top 20% of your class. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.

Candidates who do not have a master's degree that was awarded in a country of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland must also submit GRE test scores or GMAT scores (percentile ranking).

  • An additional advanced / research master's degree in economics would be an advantage.
  • You have a strong interest in scientific research with a view to obtaining a PhD.
  • Any teaching experience or participation in extra training, conferences, etc. is recommended.
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills.

 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a junior assistant or doctoral fellow at a university within the Flemish Community, this appointment will be deducted from the maximum term of appointment, which is six years at the most according to the Codex of Higher Education.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 February 2020 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

 

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (3 December 2019). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application/motivation letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Bruno Merlevede (bruno.merlevede@ugent.be, +32 9 264 98 33). More information about the Department of Economics can be found on the website https://www.ugent.be/eb/economics/en.

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