The Amsterdam School of Economics has a vacancy for a tenured Associate or Full professor in Environmental Economics.

Job description

Candidates are expected to equally contribute to research and teaching. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate (BSc) and the graduate (MSc and PhD) level. The school’s teaching is conducted in English. Research is expected to be aimed at international top journals, in line with the research fellow criteria of the Tinbergen Institute.


Highly-motivated candidates with outstanding research and teaching qualities in the area of environmental economics are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who support their work with applied econometric or experimental work and/or whose work is policy relevant.

Our offer

The employment contract will be on a permanent basis. Both full-time and part-time contracts are possible.

Initial salary is between €5,190 and €10,106 gross per month, depending on the level of contract (+16.3% holiday and end-year payments). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of 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. The university has generous provisions for parental leave.

Further information

For further information and questions please contact:

  • Prof. Roel Beetsma, Chair ASE and Vice-Dean Faculty of Economics and Business,
    T: +31 (0)6 83596911


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About the faculty

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at the University of Amsterdam at the UvA provides academic courses for more than 7,000 students and conducts research programs in many specialist areas employing about 500 people. The FEB has an internationally acclaimed profile and is located in the heart of Amsterdam. FEB consists of the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE). ASE is among the top economics research institutes in Europe. It is particularly keen on expanding research and teaching in environmental economics.

The ASE consists of four sections: Economics of Taxation, Microeconomics, Macro and International Economics, and Quantitative Economics. The sections are responsible for teaching at the BSc and MSc level. Its researchers also actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute. The School has a strong focus on producing top-quality research and is highly active in international academic networks. The environment is collegial and encourages collaboration among faculty.

The position will be in one of the sections in the Amsterdam School of Economics.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Please apply using the link below, quoting vacancy number 20-748 in the subject line. We cannot process applications that are not submitted via this link.

Applicants should provide their CV, names and email addresses of 3 references, one or more research papers, information about their teaching experiences, and a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests.

The closing date is 31 March 2021, unless a suitable candidate is appointed before the deadline. Applications will be evaluated as they come in and not just strictly after the deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present one of their papers at a job seminar.

ASE wants to improve the diversity of its senior staff with respect to gender and ethnicity, so candidates who qualify along these dimensions are particularly encouraged to apply.

No agencies please

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