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Lecturer in Microeconomics

Posted on: 
Apr 25, 2017
Application Deadline: 
May 7, 2017

Lecturer in Microeconomics

Posted on: 
Apr 25, 2017
Application Deadline: 
May 7, 2017

Type of position

Faculty

Location

P.O. Box 15867
Roetersstraat 11
1001 NJ Amsterdam
Netherlands

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) provides academic courses for more than 5,000 students in Economics and Business, Actuarial Sciences, Econometrics & Operations Research, Economics of Taxation, and a variety of post-doctoral courses. The Faculty also conducts research programmes in many specialist areas and employs about 400 people. The FEB has an internationally acclaimed profile and is located in the heart of Amsterdam. FEB consists of the Amsterdam Business School and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE). ASE is among the top economics research institutes in Europe.

Microeconomics is a section within ASE that covers three different research programs: Experimental & Political Economics (CREED), Human Capital, and Markets & Organizations. The microeconomics section is responsible for teaching most microeconomics related courses at the BSc and MSc level. Its researchers also actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute.

As of 1 September 2017, the microeconomics section is looking for a lecturer in microeconomics (no research position).

Job description

The main tasks are teaching and teaching coordination of microeconomics courses at both the undergraduate (BSc) and the graduate (MSc) level, which will range from first-year tutorials to supervising MSc theses. Most of the section’s teaching is conducted in English, also at the undergraduate level; non-Dutch speakers are free to teach in English.

Requirements

Highly motivated candidates with exceptional teaching qualities from all major areas in microeconomics are welcome. Candidates should have or be close to completing a PhD in Economics and should have experience in teaching, with good teaching evaluations. Candidates will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in teaching.

Further information

Appointment

Appointment will be on a temporary basis for initially two years, from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2019. There is a possibility for extension. Both full-time and part-time appointments are possible. Initial salary is between €2.943 and €4.691 gross per month (+16.3% holiday and end-year payments). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch appointees. The UvA offers a very attractive pension scheme.

Job application

Candidates should apply by sending the required documents to applications-feb@uva.nl, quoting vacancy number 17-182 in the subject line. Applicants should include their CV, information about teaching experience and quality, a research paper if possible, two reference letters, and a cover letter describing teaching interests. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a trial lecture.

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