The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Finance. You will join the Finance Section of the Department and will be expected to actively contribute to the research environment of U.S.E., teach Finance courses at undergraduate and/or graduate level, and to supervise theses. All teaching is in English. In the period of employment 40% of the position is reserved for research and 60% is dedicated to teaching activities. The preferred starting date is early 2022.


Successful candidates:

  • have or are close to completing a PhD in Finance (preferred) or a related discipline;
  • demonstrate a clear potential for excellence in research, including the potential to realize high-impact publications;
  • demonstrate a clear potential for excellence in teaching different Finance topics at both undergraduate and graduate level. Prior teaching experience is a plus;
  • have an excellent command of spoken and written English;
  • have excellent quantitative research and data science skills. Knowledge of Python is a plus.


We offer a position (1.0 FTE) for a period of eighteen months with a final evaluation, after which the candidate may be appointed as an Assistant Professor with tenure. In case of a good performance, an indefinite employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience  – ranges between €3,807 and €5,922 (scale 11/12 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  external link (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University  external linkcan be found here.

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University  external link, 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  external linkis a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. The 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.)  external linkis part of the Law, Economics, and Governance Faculty of Utrecht University. Utrecht University is consistently listed among the top 50 universities in the World according to the Shanghai ranking. The city of Utrecht is a vibrant international city in the heart of the Netherlands, renowned for its high quality of life. U.S.E. aims to contribute to an economy where people flourish by taking a broad view on welfare and its causes. Economics is enriched with other disciplines to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from both a business and a policy 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 the network. Furthermore U.S.E. is an important contributor to the European Center for Alternative Finance and the Sustainable Finance Lab. U.S.E. Faculty and students have access to several databases (e.g., WRDS, Factset, EIKON) for their research.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Kees Koedijk  external link(Head section Finance ), via  external link.


To apply, please send your application via the ‘apply’ button below, including:

  • a motivation letter;
  • a complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • a (job market) paper;
  • teaching evaluations of previous courses, if available;
  • the names and contact details of three references.

We will review applications received up to 20 November 2021 on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted online.

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

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

The application deadline is 20 November 2021.


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