PhD candidate/Lecturer in Economics (1.0 FTE)

PhD candidate/Lecturer in Economics (1.0 FTE)

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6 Feb 19 Mar Utrecht

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Job description

Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is looking for a PhD candidate/Lecturer in Economics. Over a period of six years, you will conduct doctoral research and you will teach students. This means that you will spend 60% of your time on your research and 40% on teaching. The exact details of your schedule will be determined in close consultation between you, your supervisors and our education coordinators. The teaching schedule may vary per period, but will be determined well in advance. Working time is reserved for training and development, amongst others for obtaining your University Teaching Qualification and for PhD courses.

Within the period of six years, the progress of your research and your work as a teacher will be evaluated at predetermined moments. Details about research objectives, methods, and deadlines will be set in consultation with your supervisors. We are particularly interested in researchers eager to examine the micro-level determinants of the adoption of green technologies’ adoption and environmentally conscious consumption. Potential research questions include: what are the characteristics and motives of firms adopting green technologies, and what are the (expected) environmental and economic impacts of these technologies, vis-à-vis other types of technologies? What is the role of attitudes in influencing the willingness of consumers to take up and pay for environmentally friendly consumption? To what extent do these differ between developed and developing countries? You will actively collaborate with experts from innovation, development, labour economics, and political economy.


Utrecht University


We are looking for a talented researcher, with passion for teaching, who meets the following requirements:
  • a Master’s degree (to be obtained before 1 August 2023) in economics, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, physics, or quantitative social sciences (a research master’s degree is preferred);
  • eager to conduct innovative research, resulting in a PhD degree within six years;
  • strong quantitative skills;
  • programming skills, e.g. strong command of Stata, R, and/or Python;
  • ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • excellent communication skills and writing skills in English;
  • willing to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO in Dutch) (unless the candidate already holds this qualification).

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After positive evaluation, this will be extended with five years. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2,960 and €4,670 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of Law, Economics and Governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our faculty's strength.

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E) is part of the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Governance of Utrecht University. U.S.E. aims to contribute to an economy where people flourish, by taking a broad view on welfare and its causes. We aspire to be an internationally renowned school of economics, with scientifically rigorous and societally relevant research and education. We enrich economics with other disciplines to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from a business and government point of view. Well-being, cooperation, innovation and curiosity are our core values. U.S.E. maintains an excellent international network of academic relationships and is continuously working on extending this network. It teaches its curricula fully in English. Watch the Real World Perspective for an impression.


  • PhD
  • Economics
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1204950



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