Two positions at the Department of Global Economics and Management (Assistant/Associate professor (tenuretrack))

1          Department

The Department of Global Economics and Management is an active and prominent research group in Europe. Central research themes are international business, FDI, trade, comparative institutional analysis, and (new) economic geography. The use and development of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and measurement and data development are the central subjects of many research projects. About 1/3 of the 70 faculty members is non-Dutch, and support staff is used to communicate in English. More than 80% of the PhD students are from outside of the Netherlands. Members of the department have published in a wide range of top journals including the Academy of Management Journal. Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of Development Economics, amongst others.

                The department is responsible for capstone courses in two Bachelor programs, i.e. the self-standing Bachelor program in IB, and the IE&B track in the Economics and Business Economics bachelor program. On top of these BA courses, the department is directly responsible for two related master programs, one in IB, and one in international economics. In addition, the department participates in the Research Master program, a challenging 2-year master program intended for students aiming at a PhD. In sum, members of the department participate in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

2             Tasks and responsibilities (job description):

Currently the department has two vacant tenure track positions. Candidates are expected to strengthen the position of the department Global Economics and Management (GEM). Candidates have the ability to conduct high quality, original research and publish it in high-ranked international journals. Time for research is allocated according to standardized faculty procedures, which guarantees initially 50% time for research during the tenure track period. Responsibilities include teaching in the bachelor and master programs of the department. All MSc programs are taught in English.

Position 1: International Monetary Economics (IME). This field is inherently international in scope and represents a core field in International Economics. The combination of both microeconomic as well as macroeconomic aspects is critical to innovative analyses in the field of IME. Examples are research on the performance of financial institutions, the determinants and consequences of (cross-border) mergers and acquisitions, bailout policies of failed institutions and consequences for moral hazard, models of internationalization for financial institutions etc.

The candidate must possess Broad and outstanding knowledge in the field of International Monetary Economics

Position 2: International Business (Strategy). Also this field is inherently international in scope, covering topics such as the internationalization processes of firms, characteristics of the international business environment, the entry and establishment modes of multinational firms, and their growth and spread across the globe in response to international economic characteristics. The department research focus is on the linkages between (informal) institutional characteristics and dynamics and MNE-activities in distinctive globalizing industries The ideal candidate must possess broad and outstanding knowledge in the field of International Business.

To qualify candidates should have:

1.       Ph.D. in International Economics (position 1) or International Business, Strategy (position 2) or a related discipline;

2.       Expertise in the field of International Economics (position 1) or International Business (Strategy)( position 2), demonstrated by international academic publications, preferably in top tier or very good, refereed journals.

3.       Proven excellent teaching skills;

4.       International network;

5.       Organizational qualities and excellent communication skills.

6.       Active involvement in obtaining external funding for research projects.

Tenure track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are temporary positions subject to a tenure decision after the 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. Potential candidates will preferably have a research profile either in International Economics or in International Business (Strategy).

3. Employment conditions

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,195 gross per month (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 4,970 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees.

You 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, you will be granted tenure.

Once a candidate is selected the actual starting in this job is as soon as possible.

4. Further information

Additional information can be obtained from:

Information about the two tenure track position can be provided by Professor Steven Brakman ([log in to unmask]  (position 1)), Professor Sjoerd Beugelsdijk ([log in to unmask]  (position 2)) or professor Hans van Ees ([log in to unmask]) (Chair of the department)


You are requested to submit:

1. a motivation letter

2. a complete curriculum vitae.

3. the names of three experts who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation.

4. three self-selected “best papers”.

5. a short statement of your research accomplishments and future research goals.

6. a five keywords description of your research area.

Applications should be sent to:

University of Groningen, Personnel and Organization Department

P.O.Box 72, 9700 AB Groningen, The Netherlands

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Please state the vacancy number on the envelope and on the letter itself.

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