(Tenure-track) Assistant Professor in Operations Research at the School of Business and Economics

(Tenure-track) Assistant Professor in Operations Research at the School of Business and Economics

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3 May 21 May Maastricht

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The Department of Quantitative Economics (QE) of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for an (tenure-track) Assistant Professor in Operations Research. We are particularly interested in candidates with an academic record in Combinatorial Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Approximation Algorithms, Data Analytics and/or Logistics.

Job description

The applicant will be appointed as a tenure track assistant professor and contribute to research and teaching within the areas of operations research and operations management. Teaching concerns courses in the Econometrics and Operations Research programs, as well as in business and economics programs at SBE, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research falls within the Graduate School of Business and Economics. The QE department has a strong research record in mathematics of operations research, econometrics and economic theory. It is largely responsible for the bachelor and master programs in Econometrics and Operations Research, including Data Science, Mathematical Economics and Actuarial Science, with yearly enrolment of around 90 bachelor and 35 master students.


Maastricht University (UM)


Profile of the candidate:

  • has a PhD (or close to completion) in Operations Research, Mathematics, Computer Science, or another relevant area;
  • has a strong research orientation;
  • has experience with education in Operations Research;
  • is an enthusiastic and cooperative colleague, willing to collaborate with the Operations Research group, the QE department, and the school as a whole in research and teaching;
  • As the language of instruction is English, your command of English (oral and writing) should be excellent.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Tenure Track.

The preferred starting date of the position is September 1st 2021. You will initially be employed on a temporary contract as an assistant professor (level 2). Together, we will put together a development plan with specific goals to meet. Five years into your appointment, we will evaluate those goals and promote you to assistant professor (level 1) on a permanent contract if the goals have been met. The evaluation can be brought forward if the goals are met earlier, or deferred at your request in case of personal circumstances such as pregnancy leave, parental leave or chronic illness.

The salary will be set in salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (from € 3.746 to € 5.127 gross per month depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment). On top of this, there is a 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% year-end allowance.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (cao-NU). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. Notable terms include a pension scheme, substantial leave arrangements, an optional collective healthcare plan and partially paid parental leave. Foreign applicants could be eligible for a favourable tax treatment (30% rule). Furthermore, UM makes use of a selection model, which allows you to exchange employment conditions to adapt them to your preferences and circumstances. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University (http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/) is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


School of Business and Economics (SBE) - Department of Quantitative 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. See also: www.mysbe.nl/elinor-ostrom-research-grant-programme/ 

The Department of Quantitative Economics teaches and conducts research in the areas of Economic Theory, Actuarial Science, Econometrics and Operations Research. Both in teaching and in research it achieves excellent standards. The department is structured in three groups: Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Operations Research. These groups cooperate in offering courses for various BSc and MSc programmes.
The department offers courses in Quantitative Methods (Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research) and various elective courses in all BSc programmes of the School of Business and Economics (SBE). It also offers courses in many master programmes, including two research master programs and some on national level, see https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/department-quantitative-economics


  • Associate professor
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2021.147


Maastricht University (UM)

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