Assistant Professorship in Finance and Development (1.0 FTE)

Job Description & Qualification

The University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, is seeking to appoint a full-time Assistant Professor of Finance and Development within the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance from September 2019 onwards.

Duties of the Assistant Professor position will include teaching and supervision responsibilities within the department, as well as undertaking independent research.

Candidates have excellent teaching skills to contribute to the courses in the BSc and MSc programmes offered by the department, in particular courses in (Corporate) Finance, Introductory Statistics and Finance and Development, and including the supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses.

Candidates have the ability to conduct original research and to publish in high-ranked international journals. He/she has a track record of high-quality internationally recognized academic research in the broad field of Finance and Development. The focus of the research will be on conducting field (preferably randomized-controlled trials) and lab-in-the field experiments in developing countries, in order to obtain rigorous evidence on the relevance of financial inclusion in developing countries. The scope of the research is broad and may include topics such as the impact of micro-credit, the importance of savings, the relevance and impact of insurance, the consequences of credit rationing, etcetera. A small part of the research will be linked to a global health project on the relevance of community groups in developing countries in terms of preventing non-communicable diseases. The research will be conducted under the direction of Professor Robert Lensink.

To qualify, candidates should have:
• PhD in economics (preferred fields: Finance (and development), Development Economics, Behavioral economics)
• teaching experience, preferably in Finance
• proven interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and in mentoring students
• a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or willingness to obtain this qualification
• experience in research in the broad field of Finance and Development
• experience in designing lab and/or field experiments
• excellent skills in econometrics/ statistics
• excellent writing skills
• knowledge of statistical packages (especially STATA)
• a strong interest in publishing in top tier economics journals
• the potential to generate external funding for research projects.

Application Procedure

Do you meet the qualifications? f yes, your application should include:
1. a motivation letter
2. a complete curriculum vitae
3. at least two letters of recommendation
4. one self-selected “best paper”
5. teaching evaluations.

You may apply for this position until 2 June 11.59pm / before 3 June 2019 (CEST) by clicking means of the application form, please see:

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply, but we are specifically looking for woman researcher for this fellowship to close the gap between man and women in the higher ranks of our university. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
• Prof. Robert Lensink,
Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.
Additional information
• Department of Economics, Econometrics & Finance -
• Research institute Economics, Econometrics & Finance -

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Job ID

ID: J5102