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The School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University offers a 4-year position for a PhD-candidate for students with a (Research) Master degree or equivalent, in the Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics.


JOB DESCRIPTION

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University offers a 4-year position for a PhD-candidate for students with a (Research) Master degree or equivalent, in the Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics. 

The Department is looking for PhD candidates in Economic Theory and Behavior (including Microeconomic Theory, Public Economics, Game Theory, Social Choice, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics and Neuroeconomics). For further information on the department and its research expertise, please visit:

https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/mpe/faculty-and-staff/faculty-mpe

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organisation where students receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. The PhD-candidate will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within the Department’s research programmes and will contribute to the development and outreach of its research. The candidate will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field.

In order to qualify, you must have successfully completed a Master’s degree (MSc or MPhil) in Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics, or a related area (preferably before July 2021, at the latest by September 2021) and have a good competence in written and spoken English. Graduation from a two-year Master’s programme (120 ECTS) and a quantitative background will be advantages.


REQUIREMENTS

Are you self-motivated, curious and interested in research? Do you have a record of high academic achievement (e.g. good grades and/or involvement in other academic activities) and the skills required to become an excellent researcher in the field of your choice? If so, than a position as a PhD-candidate at SBE might be the challenge you are looking for.

To apply for the position of PhD-candidate, you must submit: 

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter (at most one page)
  • Diplomas/degrees including a grade transcript of previous education at Master level
  • Two letters of reference (to be sent in by the referees)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge Proficiency Exam
  • GMAT/GRE test score

Check https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/gsbe/gsbe-education for more details and possibilities for exemptions.

In case one does not fulfil the starting requirement yet, sometimes a part-time pre-PhD position can be offered which allows time to catch up.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Fixed-term contract: 1,5+2,5.

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of €2.395.- with a yearly growth to €3.061.- gross per month (based on a full-time appointment). 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. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing. 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.

EMPLOYER

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 20.000 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/

DEPARTMENT

Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics

For further information on the department and its research expertise, please visit:

https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/mpe/faculty-and-staff/faculty-mpe

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Applications should be submitted to recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl before February 1, 2021.

For further information about the position, please contact Peter Werner (p.werner@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

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, team work and community building is key, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

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