PhD candidates at the department of Finance, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

PhD candidates at the department of Finance, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Published Deadline Location
7 Dec 13 Jan Maastricht

Job description

The Department of Finance offers 4-year PhD positions, where the 4th year is conditional on satisfactory teaching evaluations. We have a large and culturally diverse PhD community in our department, and welcome enthusiastic, talented new PhD students. PhD positions are paid for, with minimal teaching obligations.

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Maastricht University (UM)


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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: > Support > UM employees.


Maastricht University
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.

School of Business and Economics
The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics offers you a truly international perspective. We are an integrated, synergetic and society-oriented institute, focusing on conducting excellent research and educational innovation. Our renowned Problem Based Learning method fosters authentic students, critical thinkers and gives rise to societal conscious leaders. Our multidisciplinary approach inspires us to explore, in fundamental as well as in more applied research. As such we function as the interface between Society, Business and Academia. We work collaboratively, in openness, towards a sustainable future. We are driven to share responsibility with all those involved in the SBE community. We inspire you to be an interdisciplinary and engaged professional.

International orientation
UM is a bilingual (Dutch & English) university. The wide range of programmes with a strong international and European orientation, are mostly taught in English. At SBE all courses are taught in English. Almost half of the student population and a third of the staff is non-Dutch, and Maastricht University has partnerships with universities and organisations throughout the world in both research and education.

Maastricht University is renowned for its innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterised by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is multidisciplinary and thematic. Reflecting UM’s strong innovative and international profile, increasing diversity of staff (in nationality, age and gender) is essential and a core strategic goal. The university is dedicated to stimulating the career development of young academics, as well as increasing the number of women in leadership positions. Maastricht University actively encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


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

Additional information

All relevant application information can be found at:


  • PhD positions
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €2266—€2897 per month
  • University Graduate
  • AT2018.351


Maastricht University (UM)

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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.

Apply by sending a motivation letter, cv, grade list and at least two reference letters by relevant scholars to: at the latest January 13, 2019. In your motivation letter, explain clearly why you apply for a certain position (use the codes on the next pages, e.g., 2019FIN1) and when you can start. Every candidate is required to also fill in and send along a form that should be downloaded from the Finance Dept website.

We will take a decision within six weeks after the deadline and will notify all applicants by then (i.e., at the latest February 25) about the status of their application. Note that this may involve short-listing candidates.

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Make sure to apply no later than 13 Jan 2019.

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Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2018.351 in your letter.