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Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Erasmus School of Economics
PhD Vacancies

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461676
Date Posted: 11/05/2018
Date Inactive: 01/15/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: PhD Vacancies
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NETHERLANDS
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Management Science
Applied Economics
Finance & Accounting
Salary Range: € 2.266 - € 2.897
Full Text of JOE Listing:

PhD vacancies at Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) has 10 open PhD positions.

These projects are hosted by ESE and are affiliated with one of ESE’s graduate schools: ERIM or the Tinbergen Institute. ESE has a long tradition of academic and applied research, and is a leading academic institution, hosting some of the world’s foremost economists in all major areas of economics and business economics.

• For more information about ESE visit:
• For more information about the Tinbergen Institute visit
• For more information about ERIM visit:

Candidate Profile and Admission Requirements:
Potential PhD candidates are expected to have:
• A (Research) Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD project
• Excellent study results
• Strong and explicit interest and motivation for scientific research
• Excellent command of English (minimum CEFR level C1)

Furthermore, candidates are required to be admissible to either ERIM (ERIM admission requirements) or the Tinbergen Institute (Tinbergen admission requirements) (depending on the specific project).

Moreover, Candidates are selected on the basis of their CVs, academic references, and interview(s) with potential supervisors.

Conditions of employment
Our PhD projects are fully funded and salaried positions with a duration of 3 or 4 years (depending on pre-education), meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees (promovendus) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The monthly salary for PhD candidates starts at € 2.266, rising each year up to a maximum of € 2.897 in the final year (2018 figures, gross and fixed amounts, in case of fulltime employment). In addition, the EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, along with 29 leave days in the case of full time employment. The candidate's performance is evaluated after 18 months and if it is sufficiently strong, the contract is extended for the remainder of the project.

The preferred starting date of PhD appointment is September 1st, 2019.

Contract type: Temporary, 3 or 4 years.

To apply:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/15/2019
Reference Instructions:
References can be added by filling in the online application form. See the individual project descriptions on the ESE website to apply.
Application Instructions:
The recruitment round ends on 15 January, 2019. See the individual project descriptions on the ESE website to apply.

Additional information
Additional information about the application procedure can be obtained from the ESE PhD admissions office, Ms. Laurie Slegtenhorst, tel: +31 (0) 10 408 9051 e-mail:

For academic questions about the projects please contact the project supervisors listed in the individual project description.