Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Corporate Finance

Utrecht University



Job Description
Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a vacancy for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Corporate Finance. Candidates with an interest in Financial Management or Accounting are especially invited to apply. The candidate is expected to publish in international peer-reviewed journals. Candidates are also expected to teach in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the School. Teaching is in English.


The successful candidate is expected to:

Hold a doctorate in Economics or a related discipline;
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, and prior teaching experience is a plus;
Have excellent communication and coordination skills;
Have an excellent command of spoken and written English.


U.S.E. offers a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor for 6 years, after which the candidate can be appointed as an Associate Professor with tenure. During the tenure track period 50% of the position is reserved for research and 50% 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 €3,637 and €4,978 (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. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model).


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 Finance 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 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. U.S.E. is also an important contributor to the European Center for Alternative Finance and the Sustainable Finance Lab.


Additional Information
Further information can be obtained – under strict confidentiality – from Dr. Peter-Jan Engelen, Section Finance P.J.Engelen@uu.nl +31 30 - 253 99 43, or Prof. Dr. Erik Stam, Head of Department E.Stam@uu.nl, phone +31 30 - 253 78 94.


Please apply before March 15th, 2019. The first round of interviews will be scheduled soon after. Applications received after March 1st 2019 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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.

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

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