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Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Econometrics, School of Business and Econo

Title: Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Econometrics, School of Business and Econo

  • Employer: Maastricht University (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Position Type: Assistant Professor
  • Deadline: Dec 27, 2017

  • 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 Econometrics, with special interest in one or more of the following areas: theoretical econometrics, time series econometrics, micro-econometrics, panel data, and high-dimensional statistics / statistical learning.

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

    The applicant will contribute to research in econometrics and statistics and is expected to publish in international top journals in one of more of the fields of interest to the QE department. Candidates receive a one-off temporary employment contract for ten years as an assistant professor (level 2). Five years after the appointment, or sooner if the pre-established criteria have been met, a permanent position as assistant professor (level 1) is granted. The ten-year contract allows for any delays arising from special circumstances such as maternity leave, parental leave or long-term illness.

    Profile of the candidate:
    • has a PhD (or close to completion) in Econometrics or Statistics
    • has a strong research orientation
    • has experience with education in statistics, econometrics and related topics
    • is an enthusiastic and cooperative colleague, willing to collaborate with the econometrics group and the QE department as a whole in research and teaching.

    Conditions of employment
    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. For more information look at the website > Home > Support > UM employees > You and your work > Employment conditions > General terms of employment
    Net monthly salary is between 2376€ and 2980€ (salary scales 11 UD2). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% year-end bonus. Applicants could be eligible for a favorable tax treatment (30% rule).

    Established in 1976, Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and renowned for its innovative, student-centered, problem-based learning system. With approximately 16,000 students and 4,000 employees, UM offers a wide choice of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes, all of which are designed to integrate research and education. Maastricht University is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools linked to the university’s six faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences; Faculty of Law; School of Business and Economics; Faculty of Humanities and Sciences; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
    International orientation
    UM is a bilingual (Dutch & English) university. The wide range of programmes 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.

    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. See also:
    Department of Quantitative Economics
    The QE department has a strong research record in econometrics, operations research and economic theory. It is largely responsible for the bachelor and master programmes in Econometrics and Operations Research, including Mathematical Economics and Actuarial Science, with yearly enrollment of around 90 bachelor and 35 master students. For more information about the department see

    Additional information
    Interested applicants should submit before the deadline of December 20, 2017 to:
    1. a letter of motivation of maximum two A4-pages
    2. a curriculum vitae
    3. representative academic work and a job market paper
    4. Two reference letters
    Inquiries may be directed to prof. dr. Alain Hecq (
    The successful candidate should start as soon as possible, preferably before September 2018.
    Potential candidates will be invited to give a seminar at Maastricht University in the period January-March.

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.