Fellow-teacher-scholar Economics (0.7-1.0 FTE)

Hours per week: 
28 to 40
University College Utrecht
University College Utrecht
Application deadline: 

Job description

University Fellow and Teacher in the field of macro-economics

Are you passionate about teaching? Do you want to take responsibility for the coherence and quality of the track (set of courses) in economics, and do you like to work in a Liberal Arts and Science setting? Then this is an ideal opportunity to join the teaching team at University College Utrecht (UCU). Teaching at UCU takes place on a residential student-campus in small-scale and interactive classes (maximally 28 students per course). Students have a background and interest in multiple disciplinary fields and therefore pursue their own tailor-made degree program, graduating with a BSc or Ba-diploma.

Currently we are looking for an experienced academic teacher and fellow in the field of economics or political economy, preferably with an educational qualification equivalent or similar to BKO. At the moment our small team of economics teachers consists of experts in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and public sector economics. Our particular aim is to create a team with more diverse knowledge, and as such we are searching for candidates with a broad background in economics and political economy and, more specifically, expertise in macro- and international economics, institutional economics, or multidisciplinary economics. The candidate should also have expertise in current-day economic research. The fellow-teacher is responsible for preparing our economics students for master programs, but (s)he should also be able to enthuse and instruct non-economics students for the discipline.

As the Economics Fellow you are responsible for the coherence and quality of the track at UCU. Together with the team of economics teachers, and in collaboration with other disciplinary fields in the social sciences, sciences, and humanities, you are expected to bring the economics track in line with UCU’s curriculum renewal. Moreover, you are responsible for the educational framework within which students work on their Bachelor research thesis in economics, including finding supervisors for the theses. As Fellow you work in close cooperation with Utrecht School of Economics (U.S.E.). As a teacher at UCU, you teach courses at the intermediate and advanced bachelor level, and supervise a number of Bachelor research theses, notably in macro- or international economics.


We are looking for candidates who:

  • hold a Ph.D. in the field of Economics, specifically in the fields of macroeconomics or international economics, or have a strong affiliation to these fields;
  • have at least a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO or similar) or are willing to obtain this;
  • have teaching experience, preferably for several years and in interdisciplinary teaching settings, notably in macro- and international economics at intermediate and advanced level;
  • are enthusiastic to teach in a Liberal Arts and Science setting;
  • are enthusiastic to collaborate with teachers and students outside of the field of economics;
  • are fluent in English (spoken and written).

The candidate is expected to devote 20% of their contract time on economic research, which finds its connection to one of the U.S.E. research domains.


This is a position of 0.7-1.0 FTE for the duration of four years. The minimum gross salary is € 2,790 and the maximum gross salary is € 5,127 (scale 10 or 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at a full-time employment. The gross salary depends on previous qualifications and experience, and as such will be in scale 10 or 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities).

Besides that, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %. Utrecht University also has an appealing package of terms of employment, including the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and an excellent pension scheme. More information on working at Utrecht University can be found here.

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability.

University College Utrecht (UCU) is the international (English language) Honours College of Utrecht University in Liberal Arts and Sciences. It offers students an academic and residential setting to provide foundations for their academic and/or professional careers. Among the special characteristics of the college are its small classes and individual attention. It provides an environment that encourages intellectual exchange among students and teachers in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

UCU is a selective college of 740 students of a wide range of nationalities. The College offers 230 courses annually by about 180 teachers. An important part of the UCU education is the tutorial system providing personal guidance to UCU students.

As of 1 August 2020 UCU has a new organisational structure consisting of the following clusters, where the current position will be part of Cluster 1.

In fall 2019 UU announced that it will relocate University College Campus as part of its renewed strategic housing plan. The relocation is due to 2025 at earliest.

Additional information

Would you like to know more about this position? Please contact:
Erwin van Sas (Cluster 1 chair, Fellow Economics), e.m.vansas@uu.nl


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Are you interested in applying? Send your motivation letter and CV via the application button below.

The application deadline is 15 April 2021.