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University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

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Economics, Econometrics & Finance
Tenure Track Assistant Professor microeconometrics

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454929
Date Posted: 11/23/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor microeconometrics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Groningen, Groningen, NETHERLANDS
JEL Classifications:
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
micro econometrics, applied micro econometrics, consumer behaviour, labour economics, health economics
Salary Range: €46850-€72892
Full Text of JOE Listing:


The Department of Economics, Econometrics & Finance is an active and international research group, consisting of approximately 60 people. Members are working both in fundamental theoretical research as well as in applied research. Central research themes are among others (applied) econometrics, banking, aging and pensions, macroeconomics, microfinance, behavioral and experimental economics, industrial organization, health economics and consumer behavior. Approximately 20% of the department members is non-Dutch, support staff is used to communicating in English. More than 80% of the PhD students are non-Dutch. Members of the department have published in a wide range of top journals, such as American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economics, and the RAND Journal of Economics

The department is responsible for central courses in two bachelor programs (Economics and Business Economics, and Econometrics and Operations Research). In addition, the department is directly involved in the MSc programs in Economics, Finance, and the program in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Science. The department also participates in the selective honours program for BSc students, and the 2-years research master program.

Job description

Currently the department has a vacancy for a tenure track position in applied microeconometrics. The candidate must have a broad and outstanding knowledge of microeconometrics and its applications to economic problems, preferably in the following fields: consumer behavior, labour economics and health economics. Teaching will be mainly in the fields of econometrics and statistics.


To qualify candidates should have:
• PhD in Econometrics, Economics, Finance, or Quantitative Economics
• expertise in the relevant field, demonstrated by evidence of the ability (or the potential) to publish in the top-tier or very good international academic peer-reviewed journals
• proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and in mentoring students
• international network
• organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
• the potential to generate external funding for research projects.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,357 gross per month to a maximum of € 5,223 gross per month for a full time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees.
Candidates will be appointed for a period of six years, on condition of a positive mid-term evaluation in the third year of employment. On the basis of a positive final evaluation in the sixth year of employment, candidates will be granted tenure.

We expect candidates to start by August 2016.


You may apply for this position until 13 December / before 14 December 2015 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
You are requested to submit:
1. A motivation letter
2. A complete curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. One self-selected “best paper”
5. A short statement of your research accomplishments and future research goals
6. A five keywords description of your research area
7. And indicate whether you will be available for interviewing at the ASSA meeting (2-4 januari 2016).

We will interview at the ASSA meetings in San Francisco.

For information you can contact:
• Prof. Ruud Koning, Head of the department,
• Prof. Rob Alessie,

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/13/2015
Reference Instructions:
Send reference letters to RH Koning,