Paid PhD Positions at Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus University Rotterdam

About the PhD Positions (Job Description)
The Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) is currently inviting applications for PhD projects to commence in September 2017. These PhD vacancies are fully funded and salaried positions of 3 or 4 years (depending on education background of selected candidate). All the ESE PhD projects are affiliated either with the ERIM PhD Programme (Erasmus Research Institute of Management) or with the TI PhD Programme (Tinbergen Institute) and applicants are expected to meet all the admission requirements of the affiliated graduate schools (ERIM or TI).

The following ESE PhD vacancies are currently open for application:

Econometrics and Management Science:

Applied economics:

Finance and Accounting:


Conditions of employment
These PhD projects are fully funded and salaried positions, meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees (promovendi) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Starting monthly salary is € 2125 in year 1, € 2476 in year 2, € 2593 in year 3, and € 2717 in the final year (all mentioned figures are gross and fixed amounts). Successful candidates are appointed on a full-time basis for a total of 4 years (or 3 years in case the candidate possesses a relevant research master’s degree). The candidate’s performance is evaluated after 12 months and if positive, the contract is extended for the remainder of the project. Preferred starting date of PhD appointment is 1st September 2017.

Working at the Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in a professional environment, where development is encouraged through an active career and mobility policy. The Erasmus University Rotterdam highly appreciates flexibility and offers a 38-hour workweek, flexible working hours, maternal/paternal leave, holiday allowance, end year bonus etc. Moreover, the University has a company childcare scheme, possibilities to participate in a terms of employment option model, company savings program and life insurance schemes and favourable collective insurance schemes. Employees can also make use of facilities such as sports facilities and library. For more information about the employment conditions please click here.

Admission Requirements
Potential PhD candidates at ESE hold a (Research) Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD project, have obtained excellent study results, and are highly motivated to do scientific research. Erasmus University Rotterdam requires its scientific staff to have an excellent command of English (minimum CERF 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).

How to apply
The application deadline is 29 January 2017. Follow the application instructions described in the specific PhD Project description.

Additional information:
Additional inquiries about the application procedure can be referred to

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

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