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Four PhD projects at the department of Finance, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

We offer 3-year PhD positions for MPhil students (with a 2-year Master degree) or 4-year positions for other MSc students (with top grades). We have a large and culturally diverse PhD community in our department ...

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Tongersestraat, Maastricht, Limburg
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


We offer 3-year PhD positions for MPhil students (with a 2-year Master degree) or 4-year positions for other MSc students (with top grades). We have a large and culturally diverse PhD community in our department, and welcome enthusiastic, talented new PhD students. PhD positions are paid for, with minimal teaching obligations.

Detailed information can be found at: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/finance/vacancies


Detailed information per project can be found at: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/finance/vacancies


The conditions of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information, please check the website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

Additional information

Apply by sending a motivation letter, cv, grade list and at least two reference letters by relevant scholars before February 1, 2018.

In your motivation letter, explain why you apply for a certain position (use the codes on the next pages, e.g., 2018FIN1).

Every candidate is required to fill in and send along a form that should be downloaded from the website of the Finance Dept. (see https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/institutes/finance/vacancies)
Please see the document called: UMFIN_ApplicationForm

We will take a decision within one month after the deadline and will notify all applicants by then (i.e., at the latest March 1) about the status of their application. Note that this may involve short-listing candidates. On the next pages, you first find information on our department and research institutes, followed by a short description of the proposals. Do not hesitate to contact each of the people listed there if you have any questions.


Maastricht University
Maastricht University 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. Maastricht University has around 16,500 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 and Neuroscience.

School of Business and Economics
The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics offers you a truly international perspective. We are an integrated, synergetic and society-oriented institute, focusing on conducting excellent research and educational innovation. Our renowned Problem Based Learning method fosters authentic students, critical thinkers and gives rise to societal conscious leaders. Our multidisciplinary approach inspires us to explore, in fundamental as well as in more applied research. As such we function as the interface between Society, Business and Academia. We work collaboratively, in openness, towards a sustainable future. We are driven to share responsibility with all those involved in the SBE community.

We inspire you to be an interdisciplinary and engaged professional.

International orientation
UM is a bilingual (Dutch & English) university. The wide range of programmes with a strong international and European orientation, are mostly taught in English. At SBE all courses are taught in English. Almost half of the student population and a third of the staff is non-Dutch, and Maastricht University has partnerships with universities and organisations throughout the world in both research and education.

Maastricht University is renowned for its innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterised by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is multidisciplinary and thematic. Reflecting UM’s strong innovative and international profile, increasing diversity of staff (in nationality, age and gender) is essential and a core strategic goal. The university is dedicated to stimulating the career development of young academics, as well as increasing the number of women in leadership positions. Maastricht University actively encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Department of Finance at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

The Finance Department at Maastricht University committed to high-quality teaching and research, always aiming to bridge the gap between academic rigor and real-world impact. We provide our students with the best possible Finance education, both at the Bachelor, the Master, the PhD and the Executive level. The programs require hard work, but you will leave Maastricht with a Finance basis that will serve you for the rest of your career, no matter where it will take you. Our research is published in the top academic journals, but at the same time we continuously strive to create practical applications, and some of our key faculty have turned their academic ideas into prospering businesses. For more on our department, see www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/SBE/Theme/Departments/Finance.htm.

Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE)

At our faculty, research is coordinated and facilitated by the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE). GSBE is the central authority on scientific research and administers the SBE’s PhD program and research master’s programs, stimulates research in various ways, provides incentives for new research initiatives, and oversees quality and productivity. GSBE views the company or firm both as an agent in a complex and changing environment as well as an organisation of agents shaping market conditions and adapting to environmental developments. This has led to the foundation of six research programs. For more information, see www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/SBE/TargetGroup/Research.htm.

European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE)

The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics is the world’s leading research institute on sustainable finance and responsible investing. We offer high-quality research on the impact of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards on the pricing of assets in financial markets. Moreover, we study the different ways investors can engage with the companies they invest in.

The mission of ECCE is to develop, communicate, and promote a thought-provoking and innovative body of knowledge concerning sustainable business and finance, through high-quality research, teaching, training, international networking, conferences, and other conventional outlets. Its core purpose is to encourage an ongoing dialogue between all parties capable of contributing to sustainable development, including capital markets investors, financial analysts, corporate managers, consultants, academic institutes, governmental bodies, and NGOs.

ECCE can be regarded as a ’lab for responsible investment’; a multidisciplinary research network founded by researchers with established track records in the academic domain and in the finance industry. ECCE helps practitioners and scholars understand how businesses and financial markets can promote sustainable development by considering Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues.

The ECCE research group receives public endorsement from institutional investors around the world and has been awarded various prestigious research grants and prizes, such as those of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (Moskowitz Prize), the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing, the Mistra foundation (Sweden), and the French Social Investment Forum.

ECCE closely communicates and cooperates with large institutional investors. Our industry partners include pension funds, major banks, mutual fund companies and rating agencies. You can benefit from involvement in our research at different levels, ranging from receiving quarterly research updates to being directly involved through our advisory board. If you are interested in becoming an ECCE research partner, please contact Els van Aernsbergen (contact us). For more on information, see www.corporate-engagement.com.

Marketing-Finance Research Lab

The Marketing-Finance Research Lab (MFRL) at Maastricht University comprises a growing group of international researchers and educators in both marketing and finance. In the lab, we share and combine our scholarship and expertise to provide interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement with business leaders. Located in the heart of Europe in the city of Maastricht, our vision is to achieve leadership in academia as well as business. Recent research projects of the Marketing-Finance Research Lab focus on matters of importance for academics and business alike, such as consumer financial decision-making, building investor relations from a marketingfinance perspective, marketing actions that reduce cash flow volatility in marketing channels, stock market sentiment, as well as new financial product development. For more information, see www.marketing-finance.nl.