Job Openings: Postdoc and Assistant Professor, University of Groningen

Postdoc in Economic History (1,0) and Assistant Professor in Economic History (1,0) for three years both, University of Groningen

The Postdoc position is part of a research project on welfare and inequality in interwar Europe, funded by a NWO-VICI scheme. The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research in areas of quantitative economic history which will involve the collection and analysis of historical cross-country data on inequality in mainly European countries, but also globally, focusing on the period 1900-1950. The successful applicant will work closely together with other PhD- and postdoctoral researchers in the project.

The Assistant Professor will participate in courses in Business History, Economic History and the History of Economic Thought within the undergraduate programmes of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Research will be conducted in quantitative economic history, such as the measurement and analysis of long-term development, connected to the Clio-Infra Project and the Maddison Project within the Groningen Growth and Development Centre.

Applicants are required to have a background in quantitative economic history / historical economics from a recognized institution and have completed a doctorate in a subject relevant to the work of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre. It is expected that applicants have experience in quantitative historical analysis and in relevant statistical and econometric techniques.

Conditions of employment
The successful candidates will be offered a full-time position for three years.
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. The monthly salary ranges from € 2,476 to a maximum of € 5,171. On top of our twelve monthly salaries, we offer an 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus, both as a percentage of the gross year salary. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

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For more information please contact prof. Herman de Jong (, Faculty of Economics and Business