Lecturer in Economics

Lecturer in Economics

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18 Apr 8 May Utrecht

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Job description

Do you hold or are you near completion of a PhD in Economics? Do you want to inspire students as an (under)graduate teacher, and make a positive impact on society? Come join our growing team!

Your job
The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) invites applications for a Lecturer in Economics. You will join the Economics Section of the Department. In this position you mainly teach courses in various areas in applied economics at undergraduate and/or graduate level, including elective courses in labour economics and inequality. Besides that, you will also supervise theses. All teaching is in English. A part-time appointment is possible if you wish to combine this teaching position at U.S.E. with a position at a different institution. The preferred starting date is August/September 2024 (negotiable) and under the condition of a valid EU working permit.


Utrecht University


We are looking forward to your application if you have the following qualifications:
  • You hold or are close to completing a PhD in Economics.
  • You demonstrate a clear potential for excellence in teaching different economics courses at both undergraduate and graduate level.
  • You have an excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • You are in possession of a University Teaching Qualification or willing to obtain this qualification.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
  • a position for up to four years;
  • 10% of the contract time is reserved for research and/or improvement of your teaching;
  • a gross monthly salary between €4,332 and €5,929 in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 11 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU));
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.


Universiteit Utrecht

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 Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

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 at 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 socially relevant research and education. We enrich economics with other disciplines to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from a business as well as government perspective.

U.S.E.’s Bachelor’s programme Economics & Business Economics offers students a solid foundation in economic theory and methods, combined with insights from business economics, finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, ethics and sustainability. The programme has about 1,500 students from various backgrounds and nationalities and is completely taught in English.


  • Research, development, innovation; Education; Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Economics; Law
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3827



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