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Sections AE1 and AE2 currently offer the following vacancies: 

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Positions in Microeconomics and Public Economics

The Department of Economics of Maastricht University, the Netherlands, is offering tenure track Assistant Professorships in the areas of Microeconomics and Public Economics to commence in 2019.

Candidates with an interest in the economics of taxation are particularly encouraged to apply.


The applicants contribute to research and teaching (in English) in the area of Microeconomics and/or Public Economics.

Administrative duties will be limited.


  • Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related subject area (completed or nearly completed)
  • Affinity with academic research and teaching
  • Strong research orientation


The tenure decision is taken after five years. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and work experience, and ranges from EUR 50758 to EUR 69473 per year for a full-time job.


Further information can be obtained by contacting

Prof.dr. P.J.J. Herings, Department of Economics, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands; tel.:+31 43 38 83824; e-mail: P.Herings[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

Submission of applications should be electronically and all material, including letters of reference, should be sent to econae1office-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl with reference to vacancy number AT2019.360.

Applications should be received not later than March 1, 2019. They should include a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter and some research papers (max. 3). Two letters of reference, assessing the applicant’s research potential and personality, should be sent independently by the referees.

PhD Position – Microeconomic Theory/Public Economics/Game Theory/Social Choice/Behavioral Economics/Experimental Economics/Neuroeconomics

Maastricht University (The Netherlands)

Type of Position: PhD position
Type of Institution:

Maastricht University

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2019
Contact:  Elke Lucas
Department of Economics (AE1) – Maastricht University
phdpositionae1-sbe "at"


The Department of Economics (Section AE1) of Maastricht University 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). Accepted candidates obtain a 4 years fully salaried position sponsored by GSBE, the graduate school of the School of Business and Economics (€2266—€2897 gross per month).

In order to qualify, the candidate must have successfully completed a Master’s degree (MSc or MPhil) in Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics, or a related area (preferably before July 2018, at the latest by September 2018) 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.

The candidate will carry out research in one of the above mentioned areas. Roughly 20% of his/her time will be devoted to teaching activities in the first three years and roughly 50% of his/her time will be devoted to teaching activities in the last year.

For further information on our group please visit our website

For further information you may contact Christian Seel (c.seel “at” ).


Applications should be submitted to Elke Lucas (phdpositionae1-sbe "at" before January 16th, 2019. A complete application package consists of:

  1. curriculum vitae,
  2. motivation letter (at most one page)
  3. transcript of (all) university results/grades,
  4. scores of a GRE or GMAT test,
  5. proof of proficiency in English (such as TOEFL or IELTS test scores), and
  6. two letters of recommendation (to be sent separately).

PhD position in Applied Labour Economics at the Department of Economics, Maastricht University


  • max. 4 years (temporary position)
  • 38 hours per week
  • €2266—€2897 per month 
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Job description

The Department of Economics (AE2) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University offers a 4-year PhD position in the field of applied labour economics. Eligible candidates must have successfully completed a – preferably 2-year (120 ECTS) – Master’s degree (MSc or MPhil) in (Quantitative) Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics, or a related area (before September 2019) and have a good “competence” in written and spoken English.

The candidate will work on a research project to investigate the effects of information and institutions on job search and labour market outcomes of unemployed job seekers. The project will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Dohmen and Dr. Steffen Künn. Further, the candidate is expected to contribute to teaching activities at the department, taking max. 20% of his/her time.

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organisation. The candidate will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field. The department of economics has strong collaborations with other institutes and departments at Maastricht University and elsewhere, such as the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) or the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).


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? If so, than a PhD position at the School of Business and Economics might be the challenge you are looking for.

Please submit your application to Phdpositionae2-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
Ultimately January 15, 2019. The application should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter
  • Diplomas/degrees including a grade transcript of previous education at Master level
  • Names and details of two references who support your application (e.g. professor/supervisor from MSc program)
  • Formal evidence on analytical skills (GRE/GMAT) and/or language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS), if available 
  • Proof of academic writing skills by one of the following: BSc, MSc thesis (if available) or a seminar paper.

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. At most 1 month after the completion of the procedure – but ultimately June 30, 2019 – all information will be deleted, unless the application agrees with extended storage for a fixed term.

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, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Conditions of employment

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of € 2,266.- with a yearly growth to € 2,897.- gross a 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: > Support > UM employees.


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 16,300 students and 4,300 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

Additional information

For more information on the research project, please contact Dr. Steffen Künn (s.kuenn[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl).

For more information on the department of economics see: