The Department of Macro, International and Labour Economics (MILE) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University is looking for a senior economist in the area of Macroeconomics, with a particular focus on Monetary Economics.


The Department of Macro, International and Labour Economics (MILE) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University is looking for a senior economist in the area of Macroeconomics, with a particular focus on Monetary Economics. Preferably, the candidate should have a profile focusing on empirical research in areas that match the department’s macroeconomic research interests, such as macroeconomic growth, sustainability, monetary and fiscal policy in an international context, and European integration. We expect the candidate to significantly contribute to the department’s research profile and connect to two broader research themes at Maastricht University that focus on “Europe in a Globalizing World” and “Sustainable and Resilient Economies”.

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organisation. The candidate will be part of the School’s international network of top universities and renowned scholars. MILE has strong collaborations with other institutes and departments at Maastricht University and elsewhere.


A suitable candidate should have an excellent track record of publishing in international academic journals, teaching and acquiring independent research funding. We expect the candidate to be able to play a leading role in the further development of the domain of monetary economics and macroeconomics within MILE, SBE and Maastricht University at large in all dimensions: research, teaching – including post-graduate programs -, acquiring funding and the creation of societal impact. We expect teaching to be research-based and research to be relevant in a broad sense: contributing to advancing academic knowledge as well as to being policy relevant and creating societal impact. We are looking for a senior economist, who is also willing and able to fulfil senior administrative/managerial tasks. The department strives for unity in diversity, is open to innovative and non-orthodox views and to a multidisciplinary approach. Teamwork and good citizenship are highly valued. We expect any candidate to create significant synergies and positive externalities, both within the department and SBE.


Remuneration will be depending on the profile, which is for Associate Professor between gross monthly salary of € 5190 and € 6940 (based on a full-time position). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. Depending on your personal situation, you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.


School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20.00 students and 4.400 employees. Reflecting the university’s strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts six faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information, see http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/


Macroeconomics – Monetary Economics

For more information on the department MILE see:  https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/department-macro-international-and-labour-economics-mile


For more information with respect to the position please contact prof. dr. Clemens Kool, Head of Department (c.kool@maastrichtuniversity.nl) or prof. dr. Trudie Schils (deputy Head of Department (t.schils@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

If this job profile attracts and challenges you, please submit your application to recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl with reference to the vacancy number ultimately January 31, 2021. The application should include:

  •  Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter
  • Names and details of two references

All applicant information will be processed in line with the EU GDPR. It will be archived in a confidential UM (digital) location which is only accessible to authorised members of the selection committee.   One month after the completion of the selection procedure– but at the latest June 30, 2021 – all information will be deleted.

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, teamwork and good citizenship is stimulated, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.


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