Career Track Assistant Professorship in Economic and Business History (1.0 FTE)

University of Groningen
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:€ 4,332
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Career Track Assistant Professorship in Economic and Business History (1.0

FTE) (V24.0007)

Job description

The Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance of the University of Groningen invites applications for Career Track Assistant Professor position in Economic and Business History.

Job description You conduct original research and aim to publish in high-ranked international journals. The scope of your research can be broad within the field of economic and business history. You have a track record of high-quality academic research and an ability to establish an international reputation.

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, in particular Economic History, Business History, History of Economic Thought and possibly Finance courses. Moreover, you are involved in the supervision of bachelor and master theses.

Organisation 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 www. 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 corporate finance, asset pricing, corporate governance, economic and financial history, corporate social responsibility, development finance, banking, insurance, health, ageing and pensions, econometrics, macroeconomics, behavioral and experimental economics, and industrial organization.


To qualify, you should have:

  • a PhD in Economic History or a relevant field of Economics, or being close to completion
  • research papers with the potential to be published in top-tier Economic or Business History journals (or published articles in these journals)
  • teaching experience preferably in Economic History or Business History courses
  • a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or the willingness to obtain this qualification
  • experience with or a willingness to apply for external financing (e.g. at NWO)
  • a commitment to working as part of a team
  • strong communication skills
  • an ambition to develop an international network of professional contacts
  • Organisation Conditions of employment

    Career track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are permanent positions subject to a tenure decision after eighteen months. Based on a positive evaluation after five years, you will be promoted to Associate Professor. During the appointment as a career track assistant professor, you will have 50% research time.

    In accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch Universities, we offer:

  • a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 4,332 to a maximum of € 6,737 (salary scale 12)
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • participation in a pension scheme for employees
  • favorable tax treatment may apply to non-Dutch applicants
  • We would like you to start by August/September 2024.


    Please submit your application for this position before 15 February, 2024 Dutch local time (CET). To apply use the Apply button at the bottom of this webpage.

    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 a.veld 4. Your job market paper 5. Teaching evaluations (if available) 6. A short statement of your research and teaching accomplishments and future research and teaching goals

    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: https: // www.

    Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https: // www. and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https: //

    We provide a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen.

    Acquisition is not appreciated.


    For information you can contact:

  • Prof. Jutta Bolt, Chair of Economic History Group, j.bolt
  • Prof. Niels Hermes, Head of Department,
  • Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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