Jun 3, 2013

PhD, Education & the Labour Market, Maastricht University, DL.14 June 2013

2 PhD positions in the field of Education and the Labour Market
Maastricht, 6200 MD, (Limburg), 38 hours per week Universiteit Maastricht

Job description

The PhD candidates will be employed at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), a research institute of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University. ROA’s research program focuses on the fields of labour economics and education economics. ROA's research efforts intend to make a significant contribution to both academic and societal discussions on the effects of knowledge and skills acquired in education and in other learning situations on occupational careers, performance within organizations and the development of the economy.

ROA offers PhD’s unique research opportunities by its involvement in the international adult literacy survey PIAAC, the international graduate surveys REFLEX and HEGESCO, ROA’s Life-long Learning survey and a linked employer-employee panel in the Dutch public sector ROA also has in-house access to many Dutch administrative data sets provided by Statistics Netherlands. ROA currently has 2 PhD positions on offer.


In order to qualify for a PhD position the candidate must have successfully completed a Research Master degree or is expected to complete such a degree within the next 6 months. Research Master degrees can be obtained in Economics, Econometrics, Sociology or a related area. The job candidate should have excellent research and statistical skills. The working language is English.


Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market

Maastricht University (UM) is the youngest university in the Netherlands, is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Currently UM has around 15,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university’s strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology.

ROA is a research institute of the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University.

Conditions of employment

Salary scale: PhD (Dutch University Salary Scales)
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 3 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional Information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:
Prof. dr. A. de Grip
Telephone number: +31 (0)43-3883647
E-mail address: a.degrip@maastricht university. nl

Additional information about ROA can be obtained from: http://www.roa. nl/


Applications including a curriculum vitae should be received not later than 14 June 2013. Job number AT2013.108

https://www. academictransfer .com/employer/ UM/vacancy/ 18380/lang/ en/