Full professor of Microeconomics/Public Economics at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (2fte)

Full professor of Microeconomics/Public Economics at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (2fte)

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3 Jun 27 Jun Maastricht

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Job description

The Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics (MPE) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University intends to create two personal full-time chairs in the broad fields of Microeconomics and Public Economics. The personal chairs will be established for a period of 5 years, with the possibility of extension as well as conversion into a permanent chair. The aim of the chair is to strengthen the department and faculty by making a significant contribution to their strategic goals.

The candidate should make a significant contribution in the maintenance of the high standard and further development in research and teaching in – at least – one of the fields covered by MPE: behavioral and experimental economics, microeconomic theory, and public economics. In addition, we expect the candidate to show academic leadership, be active in the acquisition of external funding and contribute to the creation of societal impact.

Both senior and more junior candidates are encouraged to apply. A senior candidate is expected to have an excellent and relevant research profile and to be an internationally recognized researcher. For more junior candidates proven research performance and potential are crucial. The candidate must be firmly embedded in relevant international research networks. We expect a candidate to play an active and stimulating role in the relevant SBE and UM research themes. The level of experience with academic teaching can also vary with a candidate’s seniority. In all cases, the candidate must be a proven and dedicated teacher, with an interest in applying the Problem Based Learning (PBL) system used at SBE.

The candidate will be one of the senior faculty members within the department, which also has a substantial amount of junior researchers/lecturers and PhD candidates. This requires the ability to motivate and coach young researchers to perform high-profile research and teaching. We expect the candidate to be a team player and a team builder, who is willing to fulfill senior administrative/managerial tasks either at the department or school level.

Since this is a personal chair, a more detailed performance agreement will be drafted for the five-year tenure of the chair. Its content will depend on the background and experience of the candidate as well as the intended focus of the candidate’s contribution to the department and SBE.


Maastricht University (UM)


The department is looking for the following in the ideal candidate (taking into account experience and seniority):

  • You are an internationally acknowledged and respected scholar in the broad field of Microeconomics and Public Economics, with an excellent research record and/or high potential
  • You have a clear view on your contribution to the strategic goals of the department and the school
  • You have a drive for and experience with education, and are willing to embrace Problem Based Learning (PBL) as a pedagogical principle
  • You have a demonstrated ability to attract funding both internationally and nationally
  • You are  a team player and a team builder, showing academic leadership
  • You have a relevant professional and personal network, and the willingness and abilities to expand and use it for the good of the department and school

Conditions of employment

We offer a permanent employment contract. Within the contract, you will be appointed as a professor for an initial period of 5 years. Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for full professors, with a starting salary in the range of € 5.864 - € 10.309 gross per month (based on a full-time appointment), depending on qualifications and experience. Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. Depending on your personal situation, you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

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 www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.


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 22,000 students and 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts six 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. For more information, see http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/


Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics (MPE)

MPE is a research-oriented department whose mission is to provide top quality research and education in the broad fields of Microeconomics and Public Economics. The department values teaching that is research-based and research that is relevant in a broad sense: contributing to advancing academic knowledge as well as creating scientific and societal impact. It maintains a global network of academic and non-academic partners. The department provides a stimulating and cooperative environment, in which teamwork and good citizenship are highly valued. We expect the candidate to create significant synergies and positive externalities, both within the department and within SBE and the university. MPE strives to increase diversity and encourages women and members of minorities to apply.


  • Professor
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €5864—€10309 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2022.245


Maastricht University (UM)

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