[Job] Postdoc position: Intellectual biography of Jan Tinbergen (Erasmus University Rotterdam; Deadline 27 November 2016)

In 2019 it will be fifty years ago that Jan Tinbergen received the Nobel Prize in Economics. At the initiative of Peter Cornelisse and Jan Pronk, ESE and EIPE will support a project to celebrate this event in 2019 with the publication of an intellectual biography of Tinbergen. The research is a joint ESE-EIPE project: The postdoc will have a position at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) will provide a proper working environment and facilities. This project will be scientifically supported by a committee consisting of Roger Backhouse (University of Birmingham and EIPE), Marcel Boumans (Utrecht University), Mary S. Morgan (LSE), and Jack Vromen (EIPE).


Candidates should have completed their doctoral degree in history of economics, history of science or history of social science, or in a closely related field.

Project title and duration

Intellectual biography of Jan Tinbergen. Duration: 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019

 Appointment and salary

We offer a 3-year position as post-doc at Erasmus University Rotterdam, starting January 1, 2017. You will be appointed for an initial period of 1 year which we will prolong for another 2 years when progress of the project is on schedule. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Monthly fulltime salary will be according to scale 11 ranging from € 3.427 up to € 4.691 gross, depending on experience. The EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 41 annual vacation days in case of a full workweek.

Application Instructions

Please send an email describing briefly background, previous training and interests along with a CV and contact information for two references. Journal publications or other samples of scholarly writing may also be included. Please send application materials to Marcel Boumans at m.j.boumans@uu.nl. Deadline to apply: 27 November 2016.

Working at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

Working at the Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in a professional environment, where development is encouraged through an active career and mobility policy. The Erasmus University Rotterdam highly appreciates flexibility: we have a 38-hour workweek, flexible working hours, possibilities to work part-time, and maternal/paternal leave. Moreover, the University has a company childcare scheme, possibilities to participate in a terms of employment option model, company savings program and life insurance schemes and favourable collective insurance schemes. Employees can also make use of facilities such as sports facilities and library.