PhD vacancies

Overview of the PhD projects

Each year Erasmus School of Economics starts several new PhD research projects focusing on relevant economic research themes. These projects are part of the PhD programme and fully funded, salaried positions for 4-5 years (depending on pre-education). All PhD projects are supervised by distinguished professors at Erasmus School of Economics and accepted candidates will have access to excellent research facilities, support programmes and thorough postgraduate training for a successful academic career.

Please note that all PhD projects are affiliated with one of Erasmus School of Economics’ graduate schools: ERIM or the Tinbergen Institute. In order to be considered for a PhD position, applicants have to meet all the admission requirement of the affiliated graduate school. An MPhil or Research Master’s degree in Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics or Physics is preferred, but candidates with an MSc or MA degree will also be considered.

How to apply?

The recruitment round ends on 8 January, 2020. See the individual project pages listed above to apply.

Additional information about the application procedure can be obtained from:

Erasmus School of Economics Doctoral Office
Lindsey Pijpers

T: +31 (0)10 408 9051
E: doctoraloffice@ese.eur.nl

For research related questions about the projects please contact the project supervisors listed on the project pages.

Conditions of employment

Our PhD projects are fully funded salaried positions with a duration of 4 or 5 years (depending on pre-education), meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The salary for a PhD-employee (promovendus) starts at € 2,325 gross per month in the first year, increasing up to € 2,972 in the last year. In addition, the EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, along with 29 paid leave days in case of full-time employment.

Our university offers an attractive fringe benefits such as child care and excellent sports facilities. Additionally, the flexible Employment Conditions Selection Model allows you to put together your own personal package.  Depending on the type of appointment, EUR also provides opportunities for personal development by offering short courses in addition to the scientific courses.

Moreover, we offer a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assists spouses in their search for a job on the Dutch labour market through an intensive three-step programme with a personalised approach that will suit each individual's unique needs by providing support, training and hopefully creating enjoyment around your spouse’s job search. Furthermore it provides possibilities to get in touch with other internationals and spouses at Erasmus University Rotterdam and in the region through workshops and network events.

The candidate's performance is evaluated after 18 months and after a sufficiently satisfactory assessment, the contract is extended for the remainder of the project.

The preferred starting date of PhD appointment is 1 September, 2020.

About Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam, named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam.

The academic education offered at our schools is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success.

About Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics is one of the largest and most successful economics schools in Europe, offering excellent research facilities to its faculty. These projects are hosted by Erasmus School of Economics and are affiliated with one of our Schools’ graduate schools: ERIM or the Tinbergen Institute. Erasmus School of Economics 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.