PhD vacancy at Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

PhD vacancy at Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

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1 Nov 15 Jan Rotterdam

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Job description

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) has several open PhD positions.

These projects are hosted by ESE and are affiliated with one of ESE’s graduate schools: ERIM or the Tinbergen Institute. ESE has a long tradition of academic and applied research, and is a leading academic institution, hosting some of the world’s foremost economists in all major areas of economics and business economics.  

 An overview of the individual projects is available on the ESE website:



Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Potential PhD candidates are expected to have:

  • MSc, MA or Mphil degree in economics, business economics or econometrics, or from a related field (depending on the PhD project)

  • excellent results in their first degree/graduate study

  • strong and explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research

  • excellent command of English (minimum CEFR level C1)

Furthermore, candidates are required to be admissible to one of the graduate schools: ERIM (ERIM admission requirements) or the Tinbergen Institute (Tinbergen admission requirements) (depending on the specific project).

Candidates are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interview(s) with potential supervisors.

Conditions of employment

Our PhD projects are fully funded and salaried positions with a duration of 3 or 4 years (depending on pre-education), meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees (promovendus) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The monthly salary for PhD candidates starts at € 2.222, rising each year up to a maximum of € 2.840 in the final year (2017 figures, gross and fixed amounts, in case of fulltime employment). In addition, the EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, along with 232 vacation hours in the case of full time employment. The candidate's performance is evaluated after 18 months and if it is sufficiently strong, the contract is extended for the remainder of the project.

The preferred starting date of PhD appointment is September 1st, 2018.

 Contract type: Temporary, 3 or 4 years.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the fields of  Business Administration,  Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History, Culture and Communication, and Philosophy. In addition to the initial degree programmes and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and courses. Erasmus University has around 25,000 students and some 2,700 staff members.


  • PhD positions; PhD scholarships
  • Economics
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • University Graduate
  • 1710201


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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