Full Professor Position on Long-Run Economic Development

The Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University is searching for a full professor on “Long-Run Economic Development”.

The chair will be expected to play a prominent role in the multi- and interdisciplinary initiatives within the strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies (IOS), which is one of four main research clusters at Utrecht University. The candidate should have or develop, a research agenda that on the one hand is multi- and/or interdisciplinary and addresses the core issues of the IOS program. On the other hand, this research agenda fits within the research program of the ESH group, which studies global inequality using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Teaching will involve the interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA program, BA and MA History courses, as well as collaboration in efforts to develop new possibilities for interdisciplinary education.


The chair of Long-Run Economic Development will:

  • perform research and publish internationally on economic development in the long run;
  • play an initiating role in new initiatives from the strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies and contribute to their coordination;
  • collaborate with researchers within the strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies inside and outside the Faculty of Humanities;
  • (co-)supervise PhD candidates from different research groups who are doing their research in the field of institutions and economic development;
  • teach in the bachelor of PPE and/or bachelor/(research) master History and/or Economics;
  • supervise bachelor and/or (research) master theses;
  • investigate opportunities for integration of teaching between faculties on the theme of institutions and economic development and contribute to their realization;
  • take up management tasks and board functions within the section, department and/or strategic theme.
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  • The monthly salary lies between a minimum of € 5,864 and a maximum of € 8,539 gross for a full time contract
  • Superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • Excellent health care benefits.
  • Partly paid parental leave and flexible employment conditions

Job Requirements

The successful candidate for the Full Professor Position on Long-Run Economic Development:

  • is at the top of his or her league either as a high potential or as a world research leader;
  • has a solid publication record in international journals in fields relevant to the research area described;
  • has expertise in quantitative research methods and working with big (historical) datasets;
  • shows potential for doing outstanding multi or interdisciplinary research;
  • has a keen eye for the societal relevance of the research in his or her field, and actively seeks to contribute to public engagement/outreach;
  • has demonstrable experience in acquiring additional and external funds;
  • is able and willing to teach in Dutch and in English;
  • has extensive experience in academic teaching at all levels;
  • has experience in managing a research group and in supervising successful PhD candidates.

Application Process

All applications for the Full Professor Position on Long-Run Economic Development should include:

  • letter of motivation;
  • a CV and a list of publications;
  • a concise research plan which shows connection to the section’s research profile.

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Application Deadline: April 28, 2022

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