Teaching Assistant vacancies Philosophy of Economics

We are looking for teaching-assistants (TAs) for Philosophy of Economics in block 5

Job description:

You are going to teach tutorials with Bachelor 3 Economics students in the (Dutch) course “Filosofie van de Economie” (command of Dutch is not required, however. The tutorials can be held in English) and in the English IBEB course “Philosophy of Economics”. Two groups of students will be assigned to you. For each group there will be three tutorials (in three subsequent weeks: running from June 5 – June 21), each of which lasts two college hours (two times 45 minutes). In the tutorials, students are going to discuss texts with each other that they have to read in advance. Your task is to guide the discussions and exchanges such that the students enhance their understanding of the topics discussed in the texts and that they become better equipped to form their own informed and reasoned opinion. You will also assist with assessing the essays that students have to write to finish the tutorials (the grade they will get for this counts for 30% of the final grade).

There will be weekly meetings during the block in which you will be instructed and prepared for the tutorials.

Prior to your assistantship, you will receive a full day didactical.


  • English and/or Dutch


Depends on the amount of groups you are assigned

Work period:

  • May – June 2018 (two months)


Good communicative skills, with respect to both elucidating things and careful listening to what the students have to say, are required. You must also have some background in economics (preferably you have a bachelor degree in Economics) and at least an affinity with philosophy and philosophical analysis (preferably you have had some training in philosophy).

Application procedure:

If you are interested, please return the completed application form (which can be downloaded from the website) together with your motivation letter, curriculum vitae and the latest file overview (grade list) from Osiris before February 18.

Additional information

For further information about this vacancy you can contact Prof. Jack Vromen (vromen@ese.eur.nl)