Assistant Professor in Finance


Thursday, 29 October 2020



Contact Details:

Peter Roosenboom

Monday, 30 November 2020

Your role

You are contributing to our reputation for excellent research and teaching in our undergraduate, master and executive education programmes.

Your main tasks

  • Conduct research of high-quality to be submitted to top journals in the field (Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, JFQA and Review of Finance) or in management (Management Science).

  • Attend seminars and conferences.

  • Build an international network and gain visibility in the field

  • Develop teaching skills by obtaining a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) during the first three years of the tenure track. 

  • Engage in teaching innovation and teach courses in our bachelor and master programmes.

  • To teach in executive education (MBA, Executive MBA, open and custom programmes) in the second half of the tenure track.

  • Contribute to a collegial atmosphere in the department and take new initiatives.

Required qualifications and competences

You should have a Ph.D. degree, or expect to complete a Ph.D. in the near future and should demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievements in research and teaching. You should have a good command of the English language.

We offer

Appointments at the assistant professor level are six-year tenure-track positions. The mid-term evaluation takes place three years into the contract and the tenure and promotion decision is made five years into the tenure track. The compensation package is competitive at the European level and offers attractive employment conditions, including an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, holiday allowance of 8 per cent, extensive leave facilities for a healthy work-life balance (41 days a year based on a 40-hour work week), and a good pension fund. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

RSM Finance has access to excellent facilities, including most major databases (WRDS, CRSP, Compustat, Datastream, Bloomberg, I/B/E/S, Thomson One, TAQ, etc.) and a modern building with great views of the city of Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a pleasant and lively harbor city with 600,000 inhabitants located in the west of the Netherlands that provides attractive living conditions for international faculty. The use of English in daily life poses no problem and air, road, and railway connections with major European and U.S. cities are excellent. The standards of healthcare and education in the Netherlands are high, while the costs are low relative to Anglo-Saxon countries.


For inquiries by e-mail please contact:

Peter Roosenboom (

Are you interested in this position? We would like to hear from you before November 30, 2020. We will interview shortlisted candidates online in December.  Virtual flyouts will be scheduled in January 2021.

Your application package should include:

  • cover letter (in English)
  • CV
  • Research papers
  • At least three reference letters

Your application package can be submitted to:

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Department of Finance

Attn. Ms. Myra Lissenberg

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Acquisition is not appreciated.


The Department of Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM Finance) has a large young and international faculty educated at renowned institutions in Europe, the U.S., and Asia. The group has a strong research tradition, as evidenced by publications in top journals, a U.S. style Ph.D. program, and research visits to leading U.S. schools.

We run an active seminar series with speakers from top international schools, a separate brown bag seminar, several annual conferences, and a visitor program with eminent finance scholars. 

For more information, please see:

RSM Finance

About RSM

The Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is consistently ranked among Europe’s top 10 business schools (by, among others, The Financial Times and SSRN). With 250 researchers and 100 Ph.D. students, the School has one of the world’s largest and most cited business school faculties.

For more information, please see:

Rotterdam School of Management