Assistant Professor (UD) Cultural Economics

Assistant Professor (UD) Cultural Economics

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29 Apr 31 May Rotterdam

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Job description

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Carry out internationally oriented, empirical research that is publishable in established international refereed journals;
  • Contribute actively to the development of the Department’s research in the field of cultural economics and entrepreneurship;
  • Contribute to the acquisition of external research funding from national and international funding agencies and other organizations;


  • Perform teaching and supervising tasks for the International Bachelor in Arts and Culture Studies programme (IBACS) and the international Master’s programme in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship (CEE);
  • Make a substantial contribution to the development of both bachelor and master level courses in the broader field of cultural economics and entrepreneurship;
  • Depending on the successful candidate’s profile, teaching will include several of the following courses: Introduction to Cultural Economics / Economics of Arts and Culture / Values of Culture / Cultural Organizations / Cultural Economics: Theory.
    Furthermore, the candidate may run applied research workshops on themes in cultural economics of cultural entrepreneurship at the graduate and undergraduate level and will supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses.


  • Contribute to the management tasks of the Department;
  • Take an active part in relevant national and international academic networks and organizations;
  • Develop and maintain close contacts with relevant organizations and professionals in the field of arts and culture.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


To be eligible, a candidate must have:

  • A PhD degree in (cultural) economics, entrepreneurship, management or a related field and rank among the top 10-20% of his or her peer group;
  • A strong research track record, including publications in international refereed journals;

Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English.
(Non-English speakers have to meet the C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEFR).

Furthermore, we are looking for:

  • Extensive knowledge of - and ample experience with - a wide range of research methods applied in the fields of economics and entrepreneurship;
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative methods;
  • A well-documented and sustained interest in arts and culture (work experience is also appreciated);  
  • The potential to generate research funds from national and international funding agencies;
  • Prior teaching experience, preferably in an international environment, with the well-documented ability to inspire students from undergraduate to postgraduate levels.
    Candidates who don’t possess a formal teaching qualification, are expected to acquire it within two years (according to the standards of the so-called BKO-University Teaching Qualification);
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to co-operate with others and perform well within an international and diverse team;

Conditions of employment

Employment starts on 15 August 2021 and will run for a fixed term of 2 year initially, to be converted into a permanent contract contingent upon a good performance.

The conditions of employment correspond with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Salary is subject to training and experience and corresponds to Scale 11 or 12 CAO NU, with a maximum of € 5.826,- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract. In accordance with the CAO NU a placement in a preliminary salary scale is possible for the maximum duration of two years.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values ​​function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded.


Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The school has three departments: History,  Arts and Culture and Media & Communication.

ESHCC offers high quality education, based on scientific research, at the intersection of the Humanities and Social Sciences. We teach our ambitious, Dutch and international students in a stimulating learning environment. After graduation, they will have acquired the knowledge, insight and skills to make an important and inspiring contribution to an increasingly international society in which diversity plays a major role.

The ESHCC also has an ambitious research agenda. We want to strengthen our involvement in multidisciplinary research, expand the share of external funding in our total research funding and increase our social impact: Research takes place within the framework of two research centres:  ERMeCC and History@Erasmus.

The faculty has over 1870 students and approximately 226 employees.


  • Postdoc
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • max. €5826 per month
  • ESHCC-29042021


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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