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• Initiate and perform high-quality research in areas related to environmental and resource economics;
• Active involvement in ongoing research projects and in acquiring new research grants;
• Teach and coordinate bachelor and/or master courses offered by the department;
• Supervise bachelor and master theses;
• Contribute to the management of the Department / School committees;
• Have or commit to obtaining a university teaching qualification.
We seek candidates with a strong research interest and record in environmental and resource economics, excellent teaching abilities, advanced methodological skills, and a clear motivation to contribute to the department’s societal valorization strategy. The candidate should have:
• A PhD in economics or a closely related field;
• Proven research experience resulting in international scientific publications, which should make the candidate (nearly) qualify as a Tinbergen Institute research fellow
• The ability to initiate and lead a body of research. Examples of this include successful track record advising PhD students and success in obtaining external funding.
• Excellent track record in academic teaching and experience in teaching and curriculum development;
• The clear potential to grow towards a Full Professorship in the foreseeable future.
The gross salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of € 4.911,- up to a maximum of € 5.978,- (salary scale 13) for an Associate Professor, based on full-time employment. In addition to this, we offer holiday allowance, end-of-year allowance, and other benefits For international candidates favourable tax benefits may apply. You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at http://www.workingatvu.nl.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a leading, innovative, and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties which span a wide range of disciplines, as well as several institutes, foundations, research centres, and support services. Its campus is located in the fastest-growing economic region in the Netherlands (the Zuidas district of Amsterdam), and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) aims to combine high quality education with excellent research. The School offers four Bachelor’s programmes (Economics and Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, Business Administration and International Business Administration), seven Master’s programmes among which the MSc in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM), two research masters among which the Tinbergen Institute’s MPhil programme, and seventeen postgraduate programmes. The school has several research groups with an outstanding international reputation. SBE accommodates approximately 4,300 students and 1,700 postgraduate students. Over 500 staff members are employed at the School.
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) is seeking a dinstinguished and dynamic scholar specializing in an area of environmental and resource economics to join the department of Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics.
The Department of Spatial Economics hosts a large community of regional, urban, transport and environmental economists. These are often active within combinations of these sub-fields. The group currently consists of 12 Full Professors (6 of whom full-time), 13 Associate and Assistant Professors, and around 40 postdocs, PhD students, and other researchers. The department is active in various teaching programmes at the Bachelor and Master level. Its one-year programme for a MSc in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM) has been rate as a top programme in economics in The Netherlands for the consecutive years 2017 and 2018. A research master’s degree and Ph.D. courses are offered though the Tinbergen Institute, one of Europe’s leading graduate schools and research institutes in economics, econometrics and finance. All graduate instructions is offered in English. The department has a strong research tradition, manifested in strong publication records of its members as well as in success in acquiring external funding for research. The Associate is expected to make strong contributions to the Department’s teaching and research activities and provide mentorship in the environmental group.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV, Amsterdam