Professor by special appointment Economics & Finance from a Humanist Perspective
Duties and responsibilities of the professor
The position involves the duties usually undertaken by a professor with regard to teaching, research and administration. The following tasks are particularly important:
Teaching: The Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen collaborate on the master's degree programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). The University of Groningen envisions a Socrates professorship within this framework, particularly in the form of an elective open to master's students from both faculties as well as students from the master's in PPE, and contributions to the master's thesis supervision. The teaching duties of the professor by special appointment may, if required, become university-wide. The course unit will then be open to students from other faculties, universities and universities of applied sciences, and anyone else interested in humanism and the humanist tradition.
Research: The Socrates professor will concentrate in his/her research on what Nobel Prizewinner Robert Shiller called ‘finance and the good society': the relationship between financial economics and quality of life, a good life and life art, and justice and ethics. The humanist perspective on this relationship focuses on understanding economics as a practice that imparts meaning to life, and by the creative actualization of assumptions about the rationality of financial actors.
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