PhD Vacancies at Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
The PhD projects are hosted by Erasmus School of Economics and are affiliated with one of 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.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: 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 e
mployees of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). 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 € 2,770 gross per month in the first year, increasing up to € 3,539 in the last year. In addition, the EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, along with 41 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.
Moving to the Netherlands for your job with EUR? Then you may be eligible for the 30%-ruling if you meet the requirements of the Belastingdienst (Dutch tax agency), and with our Dual Career Programme we will also help your partner find the right job for them.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS: Potential PhD candidates are expected to have:
– A (Research) Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD project. Candidates with an MSc or MA degree are required to successfully complete 1 year of courses at the graduate school they are part of (Research Qualification at the Tinbergen Institute or courses at ERIM)
– Excellent study results
– Strong and explicit interest and motivation for scientific research
– Excellent command of English (minimum CEFR C1)
– Valid GRE/GMAT test results are required for all PhD applicants, even if you are graduated from a Dutch University
– Candidates are selected on the basis of their CVs, motivation, academic references, and interview(s) with potential supervisors.
Additional requirements might be applicable. Please check the website for more information: