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Tenure Track Assistant Professor (1.0 FTE) – Vacancy number 217419

Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor (1.0 FTE) – Vacancy number 217419

  • Employer: University of Groningen (Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance)
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Position Type: Assistant Professor
  • Deadline: Dec 15, 2017

  • Job Description:

    Organisation
    Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the university’s 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

    The University of Groningen seeks to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Experienced Assistant/Associate professors will be considered for this position as well.
    The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), which belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide to have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations, is a research focused, international Faculty. FEB offers an inspiring international academic community for students, staff, alumni and external organisations. The Faculty is renowned for its quality, ambition and identity. Its mission is to prepare students for a career in research or a leading position in the corporate or public sector through high quality, research based degree programmes in the fields of economics and business; to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields by conducting high quality research; and to provide a stimulating and international environment for both staff and students.

    The position is housed within the Department of Global Economics and Management (GEM), part of the Faculty of Economics and Business. The Department is home to a vibrant community of scholars from all over the world, comprising nearly 40 full-time faculty and 16 PhD students. About 1/3 of the faculty members is non-Dutch and more than 80% of the PhD students come from outside the Netherlands. GEM faculty engage in cutting-edge research in International Economics, International Business, and International Management.

    GEM focuses on applied as well as fundamental research questions. The research expertise of faculty members covers a variety of interests and backgrounds, and embraces a range of research approaches and methods with a keen focus on quality in research and teaching. Their work has appeared in numerous top-tier general and domain-specific journals in recent years.

    The Department is responsible for key courses in two BA programmes: the bachelor programme in International Business and the International Economics & Business track in the Economics & Business Economics bachelor programme. The Department is directly responsible for two MSc programmes: ‘International Business & Management’ and ‘International Economics & Business’, with two tracks: ‘Globalization, Growth and Development’ and ‘International Capital and Globalization’. In addition, the Department participates in the research master programme, a challenging 2-year master programme set up for students intending to pursue a PhD. The Department also contributes to the PhD training programme of the research school SOM.

    Job description
    Following a period of growth and continuing success, the department wishes to further strengthen its position. The Assistant Professor contributes to the research, teaching and management of the department. We are looking for candidates with significant research potential in International Economics, International Monetary Economics or Growth and Development. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s teaching needs across the BA and MSc programmes, as well as the research master programme. The successful candidate will be asked to develop and teach courses close to his or her field of research.

    Qualifications
    We are looking for candidates who meet the following
    requirements:
    • a PhD degree in economics or a related discipline
    • a publication record demonstrating the candidate's ability (or potential) to publish in international academic publications, preferably in top tier peer-reviewed journals
    • a good “track record” in terms of teaching, including proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and in mentoring students
    • a relevant international network
    • a team player with good communication skills
    • the potential to generate external funding for research projects.

    The Tenure Track system is a career path which, followed successfully, will lead to a full professorship. Tenure track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision after a period of six years. Formal tenure track requirements include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching and external funds raising activities. During the tenure track period, 50% of the position is reserved for research and 50% is devoted to teaching activities.
    We refer the applicants to the criteria for the Tenure Track system (for a complete description see http://www.rug.nl/(...)-us/job-opprtunities).

    Conditions of employment
    The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For candidates at the Assistant Professor level, the salary ranges from a minimum of € 3,475 gross per month to a maximum of
    € 5,405 gross per month (salary scales 11 and 12 for Assistant Professor level 2 and 1 of the salary scale Dutch Universities) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
    The University is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.
    The successful candidate will be appointed initially for a period of seven years on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation at the end of the third year of employment.
    On the basis of a positive final evaluation of the Tenure Track criteria in the sixth year of employment, you will be granted tenure to Associate Professor.
    The Tenure Track system is a career path which, followed successfully, will lead to a full professorship.
    The seventh year is intended to compensate for any ‘life events’ (e.g. prolonged illness or maternity leave) which might take place during the first six years.

    How to apply
    You may apply for this position until 14 December 23.59h / before 15 December 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form, see: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005WYP

    Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

    Information
    For information you can contact Prof. Dirk Bezemer, Chairman of the search committee,d.j.bezemer@rug.nl (please do not use for applications)

    Additional information
    • About the department: http://www.rug.nl/feb/organization/scientific-departments/gem/
    • About the faculty: http://www.rug.nl/feb/
    • About our research: http://www.rug.nl/research/gem/