The Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance of the University of Groningen is looking for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Macroeconomics.

You conduct independent research and aim to publish in high-ranked international journals. The scope of your research can be broad and may include macroeconomic topics such as monetary and fiscal policy, the role of financial frictions, growth theory, international macro, sovereign debt crises, environmental macroeconomics, macroeconomics of ageing and pensions.

You have good teaching skills and are interested in developing these further. You will contribute to courses in the BSc and MSc programs offered by the Department. Moreover, you are involved in the supervision of bachelor and master theses.


To qualify, you should have:

  • a PhD in Economics, or being close to completion
  • research papers with the potential to be published in top-tier (macro)economics journals (or published articles in these journals)
  • teaching experience and good teaching skills, preferably in (macro)economics
  • a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or the willingness to obtain this qualification
  • a collaborative and positive attitude, strong communicative skills; and
  • an ambition to develop an international network of professional contacts.


The University of Groningen (UG), founded in 1614, has a strong focus on research. We are in the top 100 of several influential university ranking lists. The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is one of the largest faculties with approximately 7,500 students. It has a strong international reputation and is AACSB and EQUIS accredited. See for more information.

The Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance (EEF) is an active research community, performing at the highest international level in terms of research and publications. Researchers in the department are active in several research themes, including macroeconomics, behavioral and experimental economics, industrial organization, econometrics, corporate finance, asset pricing, corporate governance, financial history, corporate social responsibility, development finance, banking, insurance, health, and ageing and pensions.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,974 to a maximum of € 5,439 gross per month (salary scale 11) a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
• minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment
• participation in a pension scheme for employees.
Favorable tax treatment may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

You will get a tenure track appointment for seven years, on the condition of a positive interim evaluation at the end of the third year of employment. The seventh year is to compensate for any ‘life events’ (e.g., parental leave, illness) that might take place during the first six years. Based on a positive final evaluation in the sixth year, you will receive a tenured position at the Associate Professor level. During the appointment as a tenure track assistant professor, you will have 50% research time.

We expect you to start by August/September 2023.


You may apply for this position until 20 November 11:59pm / before 21 November 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).

You are requested to submit:

1. Your motivation letter;
2. Your up-to-date curriculum vitae;
3. At least two letters of recommendation (to be sent by email to Mrs. Grietje Pol; email address:;
4. Your job market paper; and
5. Teaching evaluations (if available).

In your motivation letter, please indicate whether you are available for online interviews during the virtual job market of the European Job Market, December 2022, and the virtual job market at ASSA, January 2023.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:…)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

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