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School/CompanyHEC Liège
Job TitleA full-time academic position in Applied Microeconomics
AddressRue Louvrex, 14
Job categoryAcademic
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

HEC® Liège (University of Liège) invites applications for a full-time academic position in “Applied Microeconomics” starting on September 1, 2021
HEC® Liège is the management school of the University of Liège. HEC® Liège is one of the leading Belgian university business schools for graduate and postgraduate programs with more than 115 fulltime faculty members and researchers and more than 3000 students. HEC® Liège is a dynamic institution that heavily promotes an active pedagogy, leading students to contribute actively to their own education. The international vision of HEC® Liège translates into multiple research activities in management and economics, numerous partnerships with worldwide companies and universities, and growing internationalization of its programs and faculty.
The school's commitment to, and continuing investment in, quality improvement has been recognized through the AACSB award and the EQUIS award delivered by the international accreditation body EFMD. HEC® Liège also holds the EPAS award for each of its three main programs: the Master in Management, the Master in Business Engineering, and the Doctoral Program. The specialization “Banking and Asset Management” of the Master in Management has recently been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. HEC® Liège is also a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
HEC® Liège is located in Liège, Belgium’s third largest city, and the largest agglomeration of the French-speaking Walloon region. At the heart of Europe, Liège is the third inland port of Europe and the seventh freight airport in Europe. Recognized for its quality of life and its rich historical heritage, Liège is ideally situated within the Meuse-Rhin Euregio, 30 km from Maastricht (the Netherlands) and 60 km from Aachen (Germany). It is less than 1.5 hours away from Cologne, 2.5 hours from Paris and 4 hours from London by high-speed train (TGV) starting from the magnificent train station designed by the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.

A description of the HEC® Liège work environment can be found at:

Job description

This chair includes a teaching load (in English and in French) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be assigned specialized courses based on his/her profile and experience such as:
o Microeconomics and Industrial Economy (compulsory course - Bachelor programmes)
o Economic Data Management
o Time Series and Financial Econometrics
o A specialized course (5 credits ECTS) to be defined according to the chosen candidate’s profile
The candidate will, in addition, be expected to supervise internships and Master theses in related topics.

This post requires a strong commitment to developing research conducted within the economics department of HEC® Liège. The candidate should contribute to the development of the research in the “Economic Analysis and Policy” field. He/she should commit to leading scientific research in his/her field and to contributing to the high reputation of HEC® Liège internationally.
The candidate will be expected to supervise PhD students in applied microeconomics. He/she will also actively participate in research seminars organized by HEC® Liège and represent the school at events organized by other institutions. In addition, the lecturer should strive to raise external funds for research.
Community Outreach
The post involves participation in the academic life of the economics department and HEC® Liège.

- The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in economics.
- The candidate will demonstrate an ability to lecture in French and English. He will also demonstrate an ability to teach bachelor’s students.
- The candidate will have a thorough knowledge of microeconomics, data management and econometric analysis.
- The candidate will demonstrate his or her ability to carry research at an international level certified by publications in scientific journals.
- The candidate should propose a research program at an international level that is complementary with the research currently conducted in the economics department. He/she should contribute to the development of the research in the “Economic Analysis and Policy” field.
- The candidate should commit to leading scientific research in his/her field and to contributing to the high reputation of HEC® Liège internationally.
- The candidate will be expected to supervise PhD students in applied microeconomics.
- The candidate will contribute to the development of applied microeconomics at HEC® Liège through teaching and research.
- The candidate will contribute to the school’s international standing.

Tenure track candidates start with limited teaching duties allowing them to allocate 40% of their working time to research activities. A positive evaluation at the end of the 4-year probation period is subject to the candidate’s demonstrated performance in teaching and research.

In particular, with regard to research, the candidate is expected to
- publish scientific articles in relevant and top-tier refereed economics and management journals, as well as books and book chapters (see HEC Liège Academic Journal Guide & Academic Book Publishers);
- develop new research projects and write grant proposals for attracting internal and external research funding;
- supervise doctoral research;
- be involved in international research networks;
- actively take part in the organization of research activities of the corresponding strategic field at HEC Liège, such as research seminars, workshops, and scientific conferences;
- participate in research projects and missions for the account of, and grow partnerships with, private organizations and/or public authorities.

In addition, the candidate is expected to
- deliver high quality teaching;
- develop new and active teaching methods;
- supervise Master theses;
- contribute to the continuing evolution of the School’s teaching programs.

Application package
- Motivation letter and curriculum vitae showing relevant experience/expertise in research and teaching;
- List of publications and international and national collaborations/projects;
- Letter describing their research interest (5 pages at most);
- Two recommendation letters.

To be sent to by February 8Th at the latest, with a copy to the dean (

For further information, contact Professor H-J Gathon (, Head of the Economic Department.

The salary grids and their rules of application are available from the University’s Human Resource Office: Mrs L. Depas – tel.: +32 4 366 52 04 –

Academic posts are allocated either immediately on a permanent basis, or for a fixed term of four years which may lead to a permanent appointment.
In the case of a four-year appointment, the person concerned will be assessed at the end of the third year.
If the outcome of the assessment is negative, the person concerned shall complete their four-year term with no possibility of an extension.
If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the person concerned will be appointed on a permanent basis.

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Expiry date2021/02/08