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Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) has 10 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
Candidate profile and admission requirements
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)
Candidates are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interview(s) with potential supervisors.
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 € 2.266, rising each year up to a maximum of € 2.897 in the final year (2018 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 29 leave days 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, 2019.
The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success http://www.eur.nl