The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG) consists of 85 members of staff and focuses on high quality teaching and research in the fields of real estate, economic geography, spatial planning and demography. The Faculty is responsible for the Bachelor Geography and Planning.
The Department of Economic Geography has a research agenda which centers on issues like real estate, regional labour markets, regional development, entrepreneurship and innovation. The Department is responsible for the Master of Economic Geography and the Master of Real Estate Studies.
The Assistant Professor will contribute to research and teaching in real estate finance & economics in the Department of Economic Geography. The post will build on existing expertise with the Department. Current research activities on real estate in the Department include housing, commercial real estate market institutions and land economics. Opportunities for undertaking international research-led collaboration in the Department are excellent. The Assistant Professor’s main teaching task will be in the master Real Estate Studies’ courses Real Estate Investment and International Real Estate Markets. The Assistant Professor will invest 60% of her/his time in teaching and another 40% in academic research.
We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
- PhD in Economics, Economic Geography or Finance
- publications in international peer-reviewed academic journals on real estate finance & economics
- commitment to excellent teaching in real estate
- team player and a strong drive to inspire colleagues and students
- the ability to attract funding for research projects
- meets the obligatory requirement for the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO)
- fluent in English and willing to learn Dutch.
Competences of an Assistant Professor:
- conceptual ability
- result orientation.
Conditions of Employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and relevant work experience up with a minimum of € 2,919 gross per month (scale 10) to a maximum of € 5,070 gross per month (scale 12) for a full-time position excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for the University of Groningen. The full-time appointment of this Assistant Professor is in first instance a temporary position. Given the future retirement of one of the staff members there is a possibility of a permanent appointment after two years at constant business conditions and positive performance reviews.
Starting date: as soon as possible.
The first interviews will take place in the week of 18 November 2013. Selected candidates will receive an invitation after 11 November 2013.
You may apply for this position before 1 November 2013 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website). Applications must include curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, one current working paper, and any available teaching evaluations.
Acquisition is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
Prof. Arno J. van der Vlist, Professor Real Estate, +31 50 3633897, email@example.com
Prof. Jouke van Dijk, Chairman of the Department of Economic Geograpy, +31 50 3633897, firstname.lastname@example.org
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