Full Professor of Public Economics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Uren per week: 
32 tot 40
Faculteit of dienst: 
Faculteit Recht, Economie, Bestuur en Organisatie
Utrecht University School of Economics
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Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) wants to strengthen education and research in the field of public economics with the appointment of a new Full Professor (Chair) of Public Economics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) in the section Applied Economics. The chairholder focuses on doing research and providing high quality Bachelor, Master, and postgraduate education on public economics in a broad sense, thus making an essential contribution to research and education in the field of Public Economics.

The tasks and responsibilities of the chair will include:

  • performing and encouraging scientific research in the field of public economics within a multidisciplinary setting;
  • supervision of PhD dissertations;
  • contribution to a flourishing research climate, by stimulating and supervising multidisciplinary research;
  • contribution to the financial sustainability of the chair and its education, research and impact activities, with attracting external funding;
  • engaging in collaborative research with various institutes and organisations in the hub activities in the research theme Institutions for Open Societies;
  • participation in developing education in the U.S.E. Bachelor's and Master's programmes;
  • coordinating and developing impact and valorisation activities related to Utrecht University in general, to the LEG faculty and to the research theme Institutions for Open Societies in particular.


In terms of research, the candidate's profile should preferably have connections to areas such as public choice, economics of wellbeing and happiness. Even though the research focus of the chair needs to be on public economics, connections to other research themes at U.S.E. (future of work, entrepreneurship, and sustainability and economic development) and to the Utrecht University Strategic Themes Institutions for Open Societies and/or Pathways to Sustainability are highly appreciated. The chair is also expected to play a key role in the Utrecht University Better Wellbeing Index (BWI) programme.

In terms of teaching expertise, the chair is expected to be knowledgeable of the full domain of public economics. The chair is expected to contribute to the Master's programme Economic Policy, which includes Master's level courses related to public economics and policy evaluation, Bachelor's level courses such as economics of the public sector, public economics and policy, and courses in the Bachelor's programme in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, such as Principles of the welfare state.

The following profile will be expected of the chair holder:

  • broad knowledge of and experience in the field of public economics;
  • belonging to the top of the field and is an initiating authority within the national and international academic networks in the field of the chair;
  • a strong track record in research as demonstrated among others by publications and citations in international recognized journals;
  • proven experience in setting up and supervising PhD research and the ability to enthuse and stimulate young researchers;
  • proven experience in developing societal impact, evidenced by national and global visibility;
  • a record of achievement in undergraduate and graduate teaching and administration;
  • proven ability to acquire external funding;
  • good communicative skills and proven ability to participate in local, national and international public (policy) debates;
  • fluency in English.

The appointment is part of our ongoing efforts to increase the diversity of the school faculty. We especially welcome women to apply.


We offer a position for a Full Professor (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) in an international working environment. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €6,099 and €10,721 (scale HL2-HL1 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

Over de organisatie

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 strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of Law, Economics and Governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our faculty's strength.

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is part of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. U.S.E. is a relatively young department – founded in 2003 – that aspires to be an internationally renowned school of economics in an open and inclusive environment. U.S.E. aims to contribute to an economy where people flourish, by taking a broad view on welfare and its causes. Our research is scientifically rigorous and societally relevant. The excellent reputation of Utrecht University and the unique profile of our research and teaching programmes contribute to our success as a young department. Utrecht University offers an extensive network of partner universities across the globe.

U.S.E. offers a 3 year Bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Economics (including an honours programme), six Academic Master's programmes, a 2 year Research Master's programme, and contributes to the Bachelor's programme in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. U.S.E. is organized in four sections (Applied Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Finance). The chair in Public Economics is part of the section Applied Economics.

Aanvullende informatie

For more information about this position, please contact - under strict confidentiality - Prof. dr. Charles van Marrewijk (Head of Department U.S.E.), via j.g.m.vanmarrewijk@uu.nl or +31 30 253 78 94.

For the profile report of the chair, please contact Drs. B. Berrocal Vargas-van den Brink via b.p.m.berrocalvargas-vandenbrink@uu.nl or via +31 6 38 32 58 60.


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

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply’ button.

Please also include teaching evaluations of previous courses (if applicable) and the names and email addresses of three academic referees. A first evaluation round will consider applications received before 20 March 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Uiterlijk reageren op 30 april 2023.