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.