Tenure Track Assistant Professor IE / IPE (0.8-1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Economics and Business


University of Groningen

The Department of Global Economics & Business is an active and international research group, consisting of approximately 80 people. We work in theoretical as well as applied research. Central research themes are, among other topics, International Economics, International Business, Economic Growth and Development, Economic Geography, and International Comparisons of Management Practices. Approximately 40% of staff members and more than 80 per cent of our PhD students are non-Dutch. We have published in a wide range of top journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Economic Geography, and contributed to policy reports of international organisations.

We have two three-year bachelor programmes, namely the BSc Economics & Business-Economics, and the BSc International Business. In addition, we are also responsible for two one-year MSc programmes: the MSc in Economic Development and Globalization, and the MSc in International Business & Management. Our BSc and MSc programmes are taught in English. We participate in the selective honours programme for BSc students, as well as the challenging two-year Research Master programme, which is intended for students aiming at a PhD.

Job description

We are looking for a tenure track assistant professor that fits the research profile of our department of International Economics or International Business (or a combination).

You will have the ability to conduct high quality, creative research in the areas of interest to the department and publish your work in high-ranked international journals. You will work in a dynamic academic environment with excellent research facilities.

Based on the standardized faculty procedures, you will devote 50 percent of your contractual hours on research during your tenure track period.

In regard to teaching, you will contribute to courses in the Bachelors of Science (BSc) and Masters of Science (MSc) programmes offered by the department, including the supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s theses. Moreover, you will contribute to the highly selective two-year research master. You are expected to have management qualities, show leadership skills and to be able to provide motivation and supervision.


• a PhD in Economics, Business or a related field, with a focus on international economics, international business, or international political economy
• an expertise in the above mentioned field proven by the ability (or the potential) to publish in the top-tier international academic peer-reviewed journals
• a proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and in mentoring students
• an international network
• a good interpersonal skills and ability to work individually and with a team
• organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
• potential to generate an external funding for research projects.

Tenure track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision after six years. Formal tenure track requirements include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching and external fund-raising activities. During this period, 50% is for research and 50% for teaching (this is including the preparation time). We refer the applicants to the criteria for the Tenure Track system (for a complete description see: https://www.rug.nl/feb/organization/work-with-us/job-opprtunities/2014-10-tenure-track-eng.pdf)

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 60 months.

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 € 3,637 (scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,656 (scale 12) gross salary per month for a full-time position as Assistant Professor
• 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
• favorable tax treatment may apply to Non-Dutch applicants.

You will get an initial appointment for a period of seven years, on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation at the end of the third year of employment. The seventh year is to compensate for any ‘life events’ (e.g. parental leave) which 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 Associate Professor level.

The Tenure Track system is a career path which, if followed successfully, will lead to a full professorship.

We expect you to start by August 2020.

Job Application

Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, your application should include:
1. A motivation letter
2. A curriculum vitae
3. One self-selected “best paper” and three letters of recommendation
4. Teaching evaluations (if available) and a short statement of your research accomplishments and future research goals.

Please send your reference or recommendation letter to: s.brakman@rug.nl

In your motivation letter, please indicate whether or not you will be available for interviews at the job markets of EEA (December 2019, Rotterdam).

You can submit your application until 13 November 23:59pm / before 14 November 2019 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Steven Brakman, Chair of the department

Prof. Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Research Director

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 219446

Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:

General information Global Economics & Management (GEM)

Digital application form