Post-doc in Finance and Real Estate at Maastricht University

Post-doc in Finance and Real Estate at Maastricht University

Published Deadline Location
4 Dec 2 Jan Maastricht

Job description

The Finance Department at Maastricht University has a post-doc opening to join a collaborative team of faculty and researchers. The position is focused on real estate, health and productivity. We seek a talented, motivated individual with excellent research and interpersonal skills, who wants to kick-start an academic career through this postdoc.

Given that people spend over 90 percent of their time in buildings, it seems intuitive that indoor climate affects human performance – e.g. productivity and health. But interestingly, that hypothesis has hardly been exposed to rigorous empirical testing. There is some research suggesting that workers in air-conditioned office buildings feel less productive than those in naturally ventilated offices (Allen et al., 2015), and there is some evidence regarding the health effects of adverse housing conditions (Aydin et al., 2018), but overall empirical evidence is scant.

This post-doc project sets out to investigate how the interior condition of buildings (homes, offices, retail space, etc.) affects human performance. This project is part of a broader, ongoing research effort at Maastricht University, where some of the existing research investigates indoor air quality (CO levels, fine particles, humidity, smell), temperature, light (artificial and natural, strength), noise, and view (park, sky, cars, concrete), focusing on schools and offices. The post-doc project will extend this research, analyzing human performance and indoor climate in universities, offices, and homes in the Netherlands and beyond, all through large-scale field experiments as well as through the use of existing datasets. A key element of the research will be the “Moving to Productivity” experiment, in which Maastricht University collaborates with a consortium of knowledge partners and data providers, under the banner of the Healthy Building Network.

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Requirements

We are looking for a post-doc with a background in economics or econometrics, and with a recognizable interest in real estate, health, education, or labor, and the skills to create, organize, and study very large datasets. The position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position or any related field described above, completed no more than one year before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can be completed after starting the position.

This position is embedded in the broader Finance Department at Maastricht University. Within that Department, the real estate group consist of 5 PhD students and 2 Faculty. The post-doc is based on a full-time, fixed-term position of 2 years. The position offers a competitive salary in a stimulating academic environment. Starting date can be as early as March 1, 2019, but no later than September 1, 2019.

Maastricht University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. 

Conditions of employment

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

Employer

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,300 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

 

http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/

Department

Department of Finance at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

The Finance Department at Maastricht University committed to high-quality teaching and research, always aiming to bridge the gap between academic rigor and real-world impact. We provide our students with the best possible Finance education, both at the Bachelor, the Master, the PhD and the Executive level. The programs require hard work, but you will leave Maastricht with a Finance basis that will serve you for the rest of your career, no matter where it will take you. Our research is published in the top academic journals, but at the same time we continuously strive to create practical applications, and some of our key faculty have turned their academic ideas into prospering businesses. For more on our department, see www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/SBE/Theme/Departments/Finance.htm.

http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/SBE/Theme/Departments/Finance.htm

Additional information

Inquiries can be obtained through Dr. N. Kok via n.kok@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Specifications

  • Postdoc positions
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €2640—€4166 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2018.345

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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Location

Tongersestraat 53, 6211 LM, Maastricht

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Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Application deadline January 3, 2019. Starting date: earliest starting date April 1, 2019, and latest starting date September 1, 2019

Please send your application to: recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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Please send your application to: recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2018.345 in your letter.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Application deadline January 3, 2019. Starting date: earliest starting date April 1, 2019, and latest starting date September 1, 2019

Please send your application to: recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Make sure to apply no later than 2 Jan 2019.