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Full Professor in Economics of Innovation and New Technology Vacancy at UNU-MERIT

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Full Professor

The research institute UNU-MERIT of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for a Full Professor in Economics of Innovation and New Technology.


Locatie Maastricht 6200 MD Limburg

Functietypes Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers

Wetenschappelijke discipline Economics, Behaviour and Society

Uren 38,0 uren per week

Salaris € 5260 – € 9246

Werk-/denkniveau Doctorate

Vacaturenummer AT2017.86

Vertalingen en

About employer Maastricht University (UM)

Short link  Vacancy

Solliciteer binnen 25 dagen op deze vacature


The full professor will provide academic leadership in the field of the economics of innovation and new technology. This includes performing high-quality research published in peer reviewed journals, interaction with stakeholders (increasing societal relevance and impact of the institute’s research, as well as fund raising), contributions to policy debates, leading the development of a teaching portfolio at MERIT, most importantly the creation of a new Master program, and teaching, especially at the Master and PhD level. The full professor will also contribute to intensifying UNU-MERIT’s contribution to the School of Business and Economic (SBE) of UM.


The holder of the chair will have an established research reputation in the broad field of the economic analysis of innovation and technological change, and will be able to address a broad range of specialized topics within this field. The research specialization of the chair may either be closely related to existing topics within the institute (such as economic growth, sustainability, network economics, science, technology and innovation indicators, policy evaluation, regional innovation systems), or focus on different topics within the field with complementarities to the above-listed topics.

The candidate’s research reputation will be proven by relevant academic publications and successfully concluded PhD (co-)supervision. Openness towards, and some affinity with, multidisciplinary research and heterogeneous approaches in economic analysis is required of the chair holder. Experience in teaching is also a prerequisite. A track record of externally funded projects for relevant stakeholders is strongly desired, as is previous experience with setting up new teaching programs (especially at the Master level). The successful candidate will also have an inspiring personality and a cooperative spirit. Ability to work in a diverse setting with many cultural backgrounds and sensitivity to gender issues is also a necessity.


The terms 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 look at the website > Support > UM employees.

Salary dependent on previous experience and qualifications.

A tenured appointment is possible for candidates who already hold tenure.

Dienstverband: Permanent


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 16,000 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.

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.


UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24 6211 AX Maastricht

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.

UNU-MERIT is a joint institute of the United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University. The institute carries out research and training on a range of social, political and economic factors that drive economic development in a global perspective. Special emphasis is on the process of technological change and innovation, including the governance of science and technology and on factors limiting the access to knowledge; on (public) policy analysis and evaluation; on the social aspects of growth and development, in particular the policy challenges posed by low levels of development including the limitations and possibilities for social security and other social policies; and on the relationship between global development and migration.

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) of Maastricht University is integrated within UNU-MERIT; MGSoG is the centre for UNU-MERIT’s double degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, which aims to train public policy professionals for the global community. Overall the institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 Master’s students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance.


Inquiries may be directed to prof. dr. Bart Verspagen (, telephone : +31 43 3884410.


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