As a PhD Candidate/Junior Researcher/Lecturer you will have both research (50%) and teaching (50%) duties for a 6-year period. For your research duties, you will work on a PhD project under the supervision of Dr J. Schmitz and Prof. S. Zeisberger. The PhD project focuses on studying how new digital environments and platforms (like, e.g., FinTech) affect individual decision-making and behaviour. This may involve, but is not limited to, studying investor behaviour on social trading platforms, behavioural aspects of online trading, automated advice (robo advice), trading in cryptocurrencies, and how technology may help consumers to make better decisions.. As a PhD candidate, you will be expected and supported to work on cutting-edge research publishable in highly ranked international academic journals. The research group and supervisors have published in top journals in economics, management and related fields.
Your teaching responsibilities include giving tutorials/lectures in the Bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Department of Economics and Business Economics, with a focus on Business Economics in general, and finance in particular as well as supervising Bachelor's theses. Whilst holding this position, you will be given the opportunity to obtain your university teaching qualification.
- You will hold a Master's degree in a relevant field of economics, business administration, informatics, econometrics, finance, psychology or equivalent by the time of employment.
- You have good research skills evidenced by (very) good grades for research methods and statistics courses.
- You have excellent writing skills, as evidenced by writing samples, such as your Bachelor's/Master's thesis or a (forthcoming or published) article or presented conference paper.
- You are able to develop research ideas in the areas of FinTech and its behavioural implications.
- You should have knowledge/experience of new technologies and behavioural and experimental economics/finance and a solid understanding of, or keen interest in, financial technologies.
- You are able to teach in English; Dutch teaching skills are an advantage.
- You are enthusiastic and highly motivated.
Application deadline: May 27, 2021