Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Mathematical Economics, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Mathematical Economics, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Published Deadline Location
20 Nov 31 Dec Maastricht

Job description

The Department of Quantitative Economics (QE) of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for an Assistant Professor (on a tenure track position) in economic theory, with special interest in one or more of the following areas: mathematical economics, mechanism design, game theory, or social choice theory.

The teaching tasks of the QE Department consist of both courses for the bachelor and master programs in Economics and Business, and courses for the Bachelor and Master programs in Econometrics and Operations Research (E&OR). Teaching tasks range from teaching in small groups (UM’s Problem Based Learning) to lecturing and course coordination, as well as supervision of bachelor and master theses. As to the E&OR programs, teaching within QE covers the large spectrum of mathematics, statistics, operations research, econometrics, mathematical economics, data science, and actuarial science. Research of the members of the QE Department also covers topics in all these areas.

The applicant will contribute to education by teaching in mathematics, economic theory and mathematical economics. The applicant will contribute to research by publishing in international top journals in one or more of the fields of interest to the QE department. The applicant is also expected to apply for research grants.

The applicant will contribute to education by teaching in mathematics, economic theory and mathematical economics. The applicant will contribute to research by publishing in international top journals in one or more of the fields of interest to the QE department. The applicant is also expected to apply for research grants.

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Requirements

Profile of the candidate:

* has a PhD (or is close to completion) in Mathematics, Economic Theory, or a related field;

* has a  strong research orientation;

* has experience with education in mathematics, game theory, and related topics;

* is an enthusiastic and cooperative colleague, who is willing to collaborate with the colleagues in the mathematical economics group, and the QE department as a whole, in research and teaching;

* has excellent command of English (oral and writing), in particular since all teaching is in English;

* preferably has experience with teaching international classrooms.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment

Initially, candidates are employed on a temporary contract as assistant professor (level 2) and agree to specific development goals. Five years into the appointment, candidates will be evaluated and if the development goals have been met, promoted to assistant professor (level 1) on a permanent contract. The evaluation can be brought forward if criteria are met earlier. On the candidate’s request the evaluation can be deferred in case of special personal circumstances, such as pregnancy leave, parental leave or chronic illness.

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 www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support >UM employees.

Gross monthly salary is between € 3.637 and € 5.656 (starting salary scale is 11 UD2). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% year-end bonus.

Foreign applicants could be eligible for a favorable tax treatment (30% rule).

Employer

Maastricht University
Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 18,000 students and 4,300 employees, is still growing. It is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based education model, characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is multidisciplinary and thematic, inspired by issues such as sustainability, European integration, healthy ageing and the influence of technological developments on society. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, almost half of its students and one third of its academic staff is international, representing over 100 different nationalities.

International orientation

UM is a bilingual (Dutch & English) university. The wide range of programs 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 organizations throughout the world in both research and education.

Maastricht University is renowned for its innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized 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. Therefore we strongly encourage all qualified people to apply.

Department

School of Business and Economics

SBE is the youngest economics and business faculty in the Netherlands with a distinctively international profile. It belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). SBE strongly believes in close connections with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, with its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. SBE is committed to increasing the gender diversity of its academic community and wants to stimulate the creation of a more diverse and inclusive community.

Department of Quantitative Economics

The QE department has a strong research record in econometrics, operations research, economic theory and actuarial science. It is largely responsible for the bachelor and master programs in Econometrics and Operations Research, including Mathematical Economics, Data Science, and Actuarial Science, with yearly enrollment of around 90 bachelor and 35 master students. For more information about the department see https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/department-quantitative-economics.

Specifications

  • Professor, associate professor, assistant professor & lecturer
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2019.394

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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Location

Tongersestraat 53, 6211 LM, Maastricht

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Application procedure

Interested applicants should submit before the deadline of December 31, 2019 to: recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Please include the following with your application:
1. a letter of motivation
2. a curriculum vitae
3. representative  academic work and a job market paper
4. two reference letters

Inquiries may be directed to prof. dr. Dries Vermeulen (d.vermeulen@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

The successful candidate should start ultimately September 2020.

Potential candidates will be invited to give a seminar at Maastricht University.

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Apply via postal mail

Apply via postal mail

Please send your application to recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2019.394 in your letter.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Interested applicants should submit before the deadline of December 31, 2019 to: recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Please include the following with your application:
1. a letter of motivation
2. a curriculum vitae
3. representative  academic work and a job market paper
4. two reference letters

Inquiries may be directed to prof. dr. Dries Vermeulen (d.vermeulen@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

The successful candidate should start ultimately September 2020.

Potential candidates will be invited to give a seminar at Maastricht University.

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Dec 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).