PhD Candidates/Junior Lecturers in Economics

PhD Candidates/Junior Lecturers in Economics

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31 Mar 16 Apr Nijmegen

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Job description

Are you an aspiring researcher, looking to start your academic career off well-prepared? As a junior lecturer / PhD candidate, you will not only conduct research into economics, but also teach your knowledge, skills and methods to students. This way, you will be able to obtain both your PhD and university teaching qualification in one position.

We are looking for multiple full-time PhD Candidates/Junior Lecturers  in Economics and Business Economics. Over a period of six years, you will spend half of your time on research and the other half on teaching. 

As a junior lecturer, you will convey contemporary knowledge, skills and methods to our Bachelor’s students using traditional and state-of-the-art teaching tools. As a researcher, you will address one of the various contemporary challenges for academia and society. Besides using the traditional economist’s toolbox, you will integrate theories and methods from other disciplines so that your research will allow for multidisciplinary perspectives. 

We are convinced that economists from Radboud University can make a difference in dealing with today's societal and organisational challenges. We therefore train out-of-the-box thinking economists to become properly equipped academics who are well prepared for the future economics job market. 

As a lecturer, you will give tutorials, assist in teaching courses, and supervise theses in the Bachelor’s programme offered by the Department of Economics and Business Economics. As you gain more experience, you will get more responsibilities in teaching. Depending on your skills and expertise, you will also teach methodological courses (mathematics, statistics, and econometrics with R) next to content courses in economics (such as micro- and macroeconomics) and/or accounting and (corporate) finance. After six years, you will ultimately have developed sufficient teaching skills to obtain a university teaching qualification

As a researcher, you will work on one of the following themes (PhD supervisors in brackets): 
1) Organisational Economics (Prof. Robbert Maseland: André van Hoorn: 
2) Accounting in Healthcare (Prof. Frank Hartmann: 
3) Corporate Governance and Accountability (Prof. Frank Hartmann:
4) Health Economics (Prof. Natascha Wagner: 
5) Digital Transformation in Economics (Dr. Sascha Füllbrunn: 
6) Climate Change and Economics (Prof. André van Hoorn: Robbert Maseland: 

With your supervisory team, you will carve out your own research trajectory in the first year. This project description must be approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Nijmegen School of Management. For each theme, the envisioned key elements of such a research trajectory are available upon request from the PhD supervisor concerned.


Radboud University


  • You have - or are close to completing - a Master’s degree in Economics or Business Economics or another relevant field.
  • You are able to teach courses in the English programme and preferably also in the Dutch programme. Teaching in Dutch is a plus.
  • You have an understanding of economic methods and/or the methods relevant to your research theme.
  • You possess good research skills, evidenced by good grades in research methods and statistics courses.
  • You can develop a research proposal on one of the themes mentioned above.
  • You have excellent writing skills, as evidenced by a writing sample, such as a chapter from your Master’s thesis or a (forthcoming or published) article or presented conference paper.
  • You should be able to finish your PhD thesis on time (i.e. have strong skills in project management, flexibility and proactive behaviour).
  • You have an affinity for working in a multidisciplinary context.
  • You are enthusiastic and highly motivated about teaching, the research theme and working in academia.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 years.

  • It concerns an employment for 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,960 and a maximum of €4,670 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10).
  • You will get a personal budget for, for example, (foreign) travel, training, conference visits and literature.
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 6 years.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


The Nijmegen School of Management (NMS) enables students, institutions and companies, societal actors and governments to play their part in a transformation towards sustainable societies. In doing so, NMS is committed to Radboud University's mission of contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. In the context of our ‘Responsible governance for sustainable societies’ mission, we address scientific and societal challenges from a good governance perspective. Our work focuses on the topics Beyond Economy, Climate, Inclusivity, Safety, and Democracy. By building, questioning and extending the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), we acknowledge their interrelatedness and focus on a number of grand challenges within society. We contribute to innovation and sustainable growth on topics such as inequality, gender, decent work and poverty. Furthermore, we seek to address and resolve environmental and climate challenges.

At the Nijmegen School of Management, academic research and teaching are carried out in challenging educational programmes. These programmes are offered in the areas of Business Administration; Economics and Business Economics; Geography, Planning and Environment; Political Science; and Public Administration. Academic research takes place within the Institute for Management Research (IMR). Research is carried out within the above-mentioned domains and in interdisciplinary research groups: the Hotspots. The Nijmegen School of Management currently has 400 FTE staff and approximately 5,000 students.

The vacancy is within the Department of Economics and Business Economics. The Department is responsible for the development and quality of the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Economics and Business Economics and the courses in Economics in the other educational programmes of the Nijmegen School of Management. What sets the Nijmegen curriculum in Economics apart is that it is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach whereby inspiration is sought from other disciplines in addition to the Economics discipline.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor; PhD
  • Economics
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1207982



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