Assistant Professor 
specialized in Latin America's insertion in the global economy
Interuniversitary Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation 
CEDLA, Amsterdam

Publication date: 22 July 2014 Level of education: PhD
Salary indication: EU 3.259 to EU 5.070 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Closing date: 1 October 2014 Hours: 31 hours per week Vacancy number: 14-259

CEDLA is a multidisciplinary social science research institute, which focuses on Latin America. It has a large library and provides documentation services to researchers in the Netherlands and abroad. The centre is located in downtown Amsterdam. It offers a dynamic and international academic environment with connections to leading research centres in Latin America and Europe.

Job description
CEDLA is looking for an assistant professor with a background in economics and Latin America studies who has done research on topics related to the insertion of Latin America in the global economy. This research should have a sound empirical base and show the author's interest in, and ability for, interdisciplinary reflection and comparative analysis. Candidates are expected to engage in the research and teaching activities of CEDLA and to actively look for external research funds.


  • A PhD thesis completed not more than 7 years ago, with a recognizable emphasis on contemporary economic developments in Latin America

  • Publications in refereed academic journals

  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • First-hand research experience in Latin America

  • Demonstrable teaching experience and ability

  • A background in economics and a capacity and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary setting

  • Good speaking and writing abilities in English and Spanish or Portuguese

  • Foreign candidates should be prepared to learn Dutch within two years

    For more information about this position, please contact: Prof. Dr. Michiel Baud, director of CEDLA, T: +31 (020) 525 3244

    This is a part-time appointment (31 hours per week), initially for a period of one year. Subject to satisfactory performance, an appointment for four years will follow. Depending on qualifications and experience, the salary will be in conformity with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

    Job application
    Applications should include a letter of motivation, a recent curriculum vitae, a list of publications and the name of at least two referees. All documents should be sent as one single pdf email attachment with your name in the title to The deadline for applications is 1 October 2014.


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