Full Professor: chair Behavioural and Experimental Economics, 1.0 fte (fulltime)

Full Professor: chair Behavioural and Experimental Economics, 1.0 fte (fulltime)

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29 Sep 19 Nov Rotterdam

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Join our department of Applied Economics, section Behavioural Economics as a full professor in Rotterdam (1,0 fte)

Job description

At the department of Applied Economics, section Behavioural Economics (BE) of the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) in Rotterdam, we are committed to fostering innovation, advancing knowledge, and making a positive impact on society. We believe that excellence in teaching and research is only possible through diversity of thought, culture, and experience. Our community values inclusivity and collaboration, and we are dedicated to providing a supportive environment for all members. The BE group offers a vibrant, highly cooperative working environment, a mindset to publish research at the highest level, and diversity of research interests that cover much of the spectrum of research in Behavioural Economics. To continue the strong BE tradition at ESE, and to further increase its success, we welcome applications for a full professorship, with a chair in Behavioural and Experimental Economics, and an appointment as the new section head to lead the group.

Job description
The successful candidate will lead the Behavioural Economics (BE) group as section head. And will in that role, further shape and guide the section within the department, the school, the Erasmus University, and society in general. We welcome an experienced leader to set out lines and visions, mentor the young talent present at the BE group, and continue its strong tradition. The BE section currently mostly consists of young highly talented academics. They have accumulated an impressive number of top publications in recent years in various social sciences, acquired third-party funds like VENI or VIDI grants, and have contributed to the excellence in teaching at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) with the study programs and courses they manage. One of the BE section head’s tasks is to help support this young talent present at BE in further building their research agendas, investing in their teaching skills, engaging stakeholders to increase societal impact, and further expanding their professional network internationally.

The full professor contributes to and strengthens the teaching currently present at the BE section. This includes but is not limited to the Bachelor program Economics and Business Economics, the Master specialisation Behavioural Economics, and could involve teaching at PhD level at Tinbergen Institute (TI) or Erasmus research Institute of Management (ERIM). Supervision of theses and PhD candidates is also part of the job.

The new head of the group is a team-player and a strategic partner regarding talent development, applications for third-party funds, and active management of career progress of the younger members of BE. You represent the BE section internally and externally, establish contacts to third parties to increase societal impact and collaboration with public and private organizations, and generally contribute to the further success of the BE section. Furthermore, you are internationally oriented, fostering collaborations with experts from the field, e.g., international co-authors, international conference visits, invited seminars and lecturers, editorial board and professional association memberships.

The chair holder publishes on topics of Behavioural Economics in top journals (P* from the ERIM journal list or journals from the Tinbergen Institute list with Article Influence Score > 2.3). Your research is data-driven aimed to advance our knowledge of human behaviour. You are empirically strong and you do experiments, but at the same time you are able to understand formal theory, and desired but not required, to develop formal theories. Your research domain connects with one or more of the research interests present at the department of Applied Economics, e.g., revealed preference, risk and uncertainty, intertemporal choice, social preferences, health behaviour, welfare, (dis)honesty, game theory and strategy, social choice, equity and fairness, financial decision making, cyber (security), and voting. Your research will be embedded within both research institutes ESE is affiliated with: TI and ERIM. As we are hiring for a senior position, the chair holder is expected to already have developed their subfield in impactful ways (highly cited publications, membership of research groups and associations, conference organizations, international reputation etc.).

If you are excited to actively participate and collaborate in shaping our department in general and the section Behavioural Economics in particular, we invite you to apply. The preferred starting date for the position is September 1, 2024, or earlier if feasible.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • A Ph.D. in economics or a closely related field;
  • Experience in and a drive for leading a group of scientists and creating and sustaining a supportive, collaborative, safe and inclusive work environment;
  • Track record of teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels. This includes course development, curriculum design and innovative teaching skills, and (student) supervision;
  • Substantial and impactful research record in top journals, preferably across different disciplines. A strong empirical and experimental orientation with a good understanding of theory. Published research articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals, presenting at conferences, and contributing to the academic discourse in the (international) field. Taking part in editorial boards is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to secure research funding and grants to support research activities;
  • Active participation in relevant professional organizations and conferences, as well as a strong international network within the academic and research community. Engaging with the public or industry in matters related to economics.

If the prospective chairholder is not capable of understanding and speaking Dutch at the start of the appointment, (s)he will be assisted by the department in acquiring those skills within two years after commencement of employment. We therefore expect a willingness on the part of the chairholder to learn Dutch.

Erasmus University Rotterdam uses a system of qualifications for teaching, research, and leadership in teaching. This means that a Senior University Teaching Qualification and a Senior University Research Qualification are required in addition to the requirement of a PhD in a relevant discipline. Candidates from outside of the university who do not have these senior university qualifications will be offered the opportunity to submit a concise teaching/ research/ leadership portfolio to obtain these qualifications.

Conditions of employment

We offer you an internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with excellent working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). We offer a permanent position with an appointment as professor.

The start date of this position is September 1, 2024 or earlier if feasible. You will be based at Campus Woudestein, in Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). This position is for 1 fte. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 6.648 to a maximum of € 11.686 gross per month (Scale H2/H1) on a fulltime basis (38 hours), in accordance with the CAO-NU. In addition, EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3% and offers excellent secondary benefits, and a very generous leave scheme - please check all extra's we offer below!


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. www.eur.nl.

Faculty / Institute / Central service
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) is a leading school in economics in the Netherlands. It has a strong international reputation and aims to do outstanding research. Moreover, it provides excellent education at the BA., MA. and Ph.D. levels. Much research at Erasmus School of Economics is policy relevant, has social impact, and offers a strong research culture, ample research resources, and comparatively low teaching loads.

We cooperate (jointly with the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) in the Tinbergen Research Institute. This Institute is one of Europe’s leading graduate schools and research institutes in economics, econometrics, and finance.



  • Professor
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €7405—€11686 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3759


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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