Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Econometrics

Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Econometrics

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20 Mar 7 Apr Maastricht

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The School of Business and Economics is looking for an Assistant Professor.

Job description

The Department of Quantitative Economics (QE) within the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University has leading international reputation both for research and education in econometrics, actuarial sciences, mathematical economics and operations research. We are offering a tenure track position for an Assistant Professor in Econometrics, with special interests in theoretical econometrics, statistics as well as their applications to financial and economic data.

The teaching tasks of the QE Department consists 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. As to the latter programs, teaching covers the large spectrum of mathematics, statistics, operations research, econometrics, mathematical economics, and actuarial science. Teaching ranges from teaching in small groups (UM’s Problem Based Learning) to lecturing in large scale introductory statistics courses for economists, international business and University College. The applicant will also be asked to supervise bachelor and master theses. QE staff members have a 50% teaching duty.

The applicant will contribute to research in econometrics and statistics and is expected to publish in international top journals in one or more of the fields of interest to the QE department. The candidate is expected, given his research output, to become a fellow of the SBE research school (GSBE).

Maastricht University is known for its high quality in both teaching and research and hence we will privilege candidates with strong skills in those two important components.


Maastricht University (UM)


The ideal candidate:
  • Has a PhD (or close to completion) in Econometrics or Statistics;
  • Is oriented towards both research and teaching;
  • Has experience with education in statistics, econometrics and related topics and has shown evidence of his/her teaching skills, for instance from course evaluations;
  • Is willing to invest in the development and coordination of large scale introductory statistics and econometrics courses;
  • Is an enthusiastic and cooperative colleague, willing to collaborate with the econometrics group and the QE department as a whole in research and teaching;
  • Has an excellent command of English (oral and writing), as the language of instruction is English;
  • Experience with teaching international classrooms is preferable.

Conditions of employment

What we offer

As a Assistant Professor at The School of Business and Economics, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 11 according to UFO profile Assistant Professor, function level 2 with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from € 4,332 and € 5,929 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 18 months with a scope of 1.0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, click here.


Maastricht University

Why work at Maastricht University?
At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

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The School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of Maastricht University’s six faculties. Our mission is to contribute to a better world by addressing societal problems, by co-creating knowledge and developing team players and leaders for the future.

By joining SBE, you will be part of the 1% of business schools worldwide to be Triple Crown accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). You will join an inspiring and international environment, where learning and development is priority.


  • Associate professor
  • Economics
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 727


Maastricht University (UM)

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