Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Urban and Regional Economics (1,0 fte)

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Urban and Regional Economics (1,0 fte)

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4 Oct 15 Nov Rotterdam

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Job description

As an assistant professor, your role will include undertaking research within the field of Urban and Regional Economics or related research fields such as Transport Economics, International Economics, Development Economics or Economic Geography. You have the ability to conduct high quality, original research and to publish in high-ranked international journals. You will contribute to the courses in the BSc and MSc programmes offered by the department of Applied Economics and the supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses. This calls for excellent teaching skills and the ability to supervise students to a successful completion of their programme.



Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Successful applicants are near completion or have completed a Ph.D., are able to demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievements in research and teaching, and are team players. A tenure decision will be made after five years, with the possibility of extension in case of pregnancy.

Conditions of employment

The appointment initially is a six-year position. The conditions of employment comply with the ‘CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten/Collective Agreement Netherlands Universities (CAO NU)’. Salary will be within the range of salary scale 10 when not having obtained PhD, to salary scale 11 for a full time appointment. The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The salary includes several secondary benefits (such as a pension plan that is partially funded by the university and health care insurance). Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. We offer opportunities for lecturers to further develop teaching skills, and obtaining teaching qualifications. Ample opportunities are available for research support. Erasmus University Rotterdam, in cooperation with the nearby universities of Leiden and Delft, offers a Dual Career Programme to assist spouses of international employees in their search for a job on the Dutch Labour market.



Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


Erasmus School of Economics

Based in the vibrant city of Rotterdam, the economic and logistics center of Europe, Erasmus School of Economics has provided outstanding education and produced excellent research for over a century. The school has played host to many of the world’s experts in their fields of research and boasts the first Nobel prize in economic sciences, awarded to Jan Tinbergen in 1969. Many successful careers have started here. One can recognize economists from Rotterdam by their effectiveness, drive, commitment and academic attitude. We not only devote attention to the issues of today, but we also focus on possible solutions to the problems of tomorrow.

In the most recent QS World University Rankings, Erasmus School of Economics is rated 2nd in Economics/Econometrics in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and holds a top 50 ranking in the World. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Erasmus School of Economics is rated 2nd for Economics and Business in the Netherlands, 7nd in Europe and 32th in the world. For more information about Erasmus School of Economics please visit


Applied and Urban & Regional Economics

Applied Economics

The Department of Applied Economics is one of the four departments at Erasmus School of Economics. The researchers within the Department are organised in three research groups, i.e. Organisation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Economics, Behavioural Economics, and Health Economics.

The research groups work in close cooperation with the Tinbergen and ERIM research institutes, two leading centres for Economics and Management research in Europe. For more information about the department see:

Urban and Regional Economics 

At Erasmus School of Economics, research in Applied Micro-Economics, International Economics, Transport Economics and Development Economics has a strong embedding in the growing discipline of Urban and Regional Economics research. The research group on Urban and Regional Economics is embedded within the group of Organisation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship within the Department of Applied Economics. The research and teaching of Urban and Regional Economics focus on locational decision making and modelling of firms and households, transport economics, housing and real-estate economics, identification of place-based and network-based effects in economic development and growth, and the interrelation with sustainable development, urban and regional governance and policy. Research has a relatively large potential of societal impact. Research is published in high-impact journals of economic interest as well as in dedicated field journals in urban economics, regional science and economic geography. Teaching is mainly concentrated in the Major and Master programs in “Urban, Port, and Transport Economics” that are offered by Erasmus School of Economics.




  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Economics
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • ESE/BS/102019


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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