Full Professor in Operations Research

Full Professor in Operations Research

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22 Oct 30 Jan Tilburg

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The Department of Econometrics and Operations Research of Tilburg School of Economics and Management (Tilburg University) is looking for a Full Professor in a central area of Operations Research (OR).

Job description

The position will be embedded in the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) at Tilburg University.

The department EOR has three main research themes in OR, namely Deterministic OR, Stochastic OR and Game Theory. The OR research group is also active in applied projects, notably through the Zero Hunger Lab, which provides optimization and data science support to NGO’s and the United Nations. Members of the OR research group have won the prestigious INFORMS Edelman Award for applied OR on two separate occasions. In addition, the OR group performs more theoretical research, including the areas of mathematical optimization (both deterministic and stochastic, discrete and continuous), quantitative logistics, and cooperative game theory. The group has a good track record of acquiring funding for this theoretical work though funding agencies, both at the Dutch and EU level.

You will have the following main responsibilities and tasks:

  • supervise PhD students
  • acquire external funding
  • promote the societal relevance of your research
  • teach in and contribute to the development of the degree programs such as Business Analytics and Operations Research
  • contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management

We encourage you to apply if you have:

  • a PhD degree in Operations Research or a related field
  • excellent research qualities, as shown by a publication record in international, peer-reviewed journals
  • a good track record in teaching, both at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • independently supervised PhD students
  • received substantial research grants from external sources
  • demonstrated organizational skills
  • cross-cultural sensitivity
  • a good command of spoken and written English


Tilburg University


You are:

  • an internationally recognized expert in your field, as witnessed, e.g., by plenary talks, prizes and awards, and editorial work for highly ranked journals
  • an inspiring leader who stimulates his or her group members to maximize their potential
  • an enthusiastic team player with good communication skills
  • able to acquire substantial research grants from external sources
  • willing to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) within three years

We welcome all qualified applicants whose core interests align with those of the OR research group, but also seek to expand the expertise of our group in the areas of Business Analytics and Data Science, in particular Machine Learning.

Conditions of employment

The position comes with an attractive job package that features benefits including pension benefits, insurance discounts, ample vacation days, and end-of-year bonuses, to mention but a few.
The gross salary is largely determined by the Dutch labor agreement (CAO) for universities, namely scale Hgl 2 or Hgl 1 in the VSNU salary table: https://www.tiu.nu/VSNU-CAOENG.  
Academic personnel recruited from abroad may be eligible for a tax-free allowance for extraterritorial costs equal to 30% of their taxable salary.


About Tilburg University, TiSEM and EOR

Tilburg University is not only situated next to a beautiful forest, but it is also conveniently located next to the train station that bears its name, near shops and cafeterias, and is only one train stop away from the Tilburg city center.

Our university is an inspiring and highly international community of faculty and students. It is one of the best universities in the Netherlands and in Europe, both in education and research, as evidenced by both our rankings and the increase in the number of students every year. Our department, the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, is part of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.  The department has 45 faculty members and 35 PhD students. We are responsible for the Bachelor in Econometrics and Operations Research, a selective program for highly motivated students with strong quantitative skills. We also provide three master programs in the fields of Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science, and Business Analytics and Operations Research, all of which benefit from a great reputation in industry and academia, and offer a great launching pad for a highly paid quantitative analyst job in the Netherlands and abroad.

We are responsible for teaching many quantitative courses in all bachelor programs of our School of Economics and Management, in the Research Master in Economics and Business, and in the new Data Science Bachelor, a recent joint venture with the Technical University Eindhoven. Our department benefits from an excellent international reputation in both education and in fundamental research in a wide range of quantitative areas such as econometrics, economics, operations research, quantitative finance, actuarial science, mathematical economics, game theory and applied mathematics.


Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) is the university largest faculty.  TiSEM offers well reputed academic research and education. Its research belongs to the European top. The education programs, of which the majority are offered completely in English, are on the international map with the AACSB accreditation awarded in 2002. Employees and students form an ambitious international community.
Tilburg School of Economics and Management


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