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Lecturer Health/Urban Economics

You have the ambition to make scientifically and societally impactful contributions to the field of urban/health economics.The position will consist of …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur


You have the ambition to make scientifically and societally impactful contributions to the field of urban/health economics.

The position will consist of teaching (40% of your time), renewal of courses and thesis activities (20% of your time) and research (40% of your time). Therefore, you are expected to be enthusiastic about designing new and challenging courses, as well as to conduct scientific research that can make essential theoretical advancements, and that will impact societal developments.

Teaching (the lecturer part). You are willing and able to teach and supervise in the area of Health economics. The specific courses that you will cover are Management and Economics of Health and Care and Public health (MST32806) and Economics of Health and Care (UEC11806). These courses can be (partly) redesigned to better fit the focus of the UEC group and yourself. Next to these two courses, you might be asked to help out in other courses. In addition, UEC wants to re-structure her thesis procedures and planning.

Research (the postdoc part). You are an enthusiastic researcher with a background in health economics and/or spatial economics/geography, and/or behavioral economics/economic psychology who would fit in our team. We prefer someone who is interested in urban development and with possible spillovers to other areas of emphasis in the group.


You have a good statistical background and knowledge of various research methodologies (e.g. survey techniques, simulation, ABM, behavioral experiments, choice experiments). You are interested in connecting your teaching and research skills to research opportunities in the context of either behavioral change or spatial transitions in the urban and urban-rural context. Think for example about energy or health related research on drivers and barriers of behavioral change and technology implementation. You have experience with publishing your work in disciplinary economics journals or top journals in other fields.

To sum up:•A PhD in health economics/ urban economics / behavioural economics;

  • Knowledge of health and care;
  • Experience in lecturing, running tutorials and thesis supervision;
  • A motivation in conducting scientific and societal impactful research;
  • A strong team player willing to contribute to the wider interests of the group;
  • Ability/willingness to co-supervise BSc/ MSc /PhD students.


We offer you a meaningful job for a period of 2-4 years (first 2 year and upon positive evaluation an extension for another 2 years) at a growing, enthusiastic and ambitious chairgroup which mixes fundamental research with societal impact. You will have the opportunity to join projects with Prof. Dr. Eveline van Leeuwen and Dr. Michel Handgraaf, as well as other people in the Section Economics.
The organization has good and flexible employment conditions, including good education and training facilities.

We will reward you with a market-based salary for a 38 hours full time working week. You also have the opportunity to work 40 hours a week with additional holidays. The salary will depend on the qualifications and experience with a gross minimum of salary scale 10 (€ 2.709) and a maximum of € 4.978 based on 38 hours, in according to the Collective Labour Agreement of Wageningen University.

INn addition we offer•8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use the sports facilities on campus
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.

Additional information

More details about the role can be obtained by contacting Dr. Michel Handgraaf (mail: michel.handgraaf@wur.nl), telephone: +31 317 483169.

For additional information about the process please contact Eveline van Leeuwen (chair) (mail: Eveline.vanLeeuwen@wur.nl) or Michel Handgraaf.

More details on the group and current research and teaching can be found at https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Social-Sciences/Urban-Economics-2.htm

You can apply up to and including 10th October 2019, via the apply button on this page.