Assistant Professor of Law and Economics
Utrecht University School of Economics

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Law and Economics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Job description

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a vacancy for a tenure track Assistant Professor. Candidates with an expertise in Law and Economics, Regulation, Competition Theory and Policy, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, or Industrial Economics, and interest in the 'digital economy' are invited to apply. The candidate is expected to publish in international peer-reviewed journals and to contribute to Utrecht University’s research themes ‘Institutions for Open Societies’ or ‘Governing the Digital Society’. Candidates are also expected to teach in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the School, specifically in the Master's Law and Economics. Teaching is in English.


The successful candidate is expected to:

  • hold a doctorate in economics;
  • have a potential for excellence in research, targeting publications in good international peer-reviewed journals;
  • have knowledge of and experience with different research methods;
  • be able to inspire students from undergraduate to graduate levels. Prior teaching experience is a plus;
  • have relevant knowledge and skills regarding teaching in the domain of law and economics;
  • have excellent communication and coordination skills;
  • have an excellent command of spoken and written English.


U.S.E. offers a tenure track position (0.8-1.0 FTE) as an Assistant Professor for 6 years, after which the candidate can become a tenured Assistant Professor (and in case of excellent performance, be immediately promoted to Associate Professor). During the tenure track period 40% of the position is reserved for research and 60% is dedicated to teaching activities. The tenure decision is based on U.S.E.’s tenure track criteria regarding research and teaching. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,746 and €5,127 (scale 11 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). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

About the organization

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 societal 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 candidate will become a member of the Economics Section at the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). U.S.E. is part of the Law, Economics, and Governance Faculty 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 are 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. Curricula are fully taught in English.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact:
Prof Stephanie Rosenkranz (Head of section Economics), via or Prof Erik Stam, via


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below.

The application should include:

  • a motivation letter;
  • a complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • a (job market) paper;
  • teaching evaluations of previous courses, if applicable;
  • two reference letters.

The first round of interviews will be scheduled soon after 15 July 2020. Due to the current situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) the process of selection and interviews may be subject to change.

Please do not contact U.S.E. with services or other commercial interests.

The application deadline is

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