Assistant Professor in Data Science and Machine Learning
Advertiser: Econometrics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam, 3000 DR, Netherlands
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 15 Oct 2019
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2019 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Scheduling interviews
Posting end date: 15 Dec 2019
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
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The Econometric Institute at Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level starting in September 2020.


Applicants should have (or be very near completion of) a PhD by the start date. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to university service. We are particularly interested in candidates with a PhD in the area of computer science, econometrics, operations research, data science, computational statistics, and/or machine learning.


The compensation package is competitive at the European level and includes several secondary benefits. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.



About the Econometric Institute


The Econometric Institute has a long and strong research tradition in econometrics, statistics, data science, and operations research, with 50 faculty members across these areas. Focal areas of interest include applications of econometrics and operations research in finance, marketing, macroeconomics, transportation and logistics.


The Econometric Institute is part of an active research community within the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). ESE is one of the largest and most successful economics schools in Europe, offering excellent research facilities to its faculty. The school offers a bachelor and master program in econometrics and operations research, attracting 450 bachelor and 250 new master students per year. 


ESE faculty members actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute and the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). In addition, there is a close cooperation with other schools of the university such as RSM (via the research institute ERIM).



Application Procedure


For inquiries please contact Dick van Dijk ( or Ilker Birbil (

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Department representatives will be interviewing prospective candidates at the INFORMS Career Fair in Seattle, October 20-23, 2019, and the European Job Market for Economists (EJM) in Rotterdam, December 18-19, 2019.


To be interviewed at INFORMS, please submit your application electronically to before October 15.


To be interviewed at the EJM, please submit your application electronically at before December 1.


In any other case, candidates could choose between submitting their application via or e-mail ( before December 1. These candidates will be contacted individually for an interview.


In all cases, the application should include a cover letter, CV, a (job market) paper, three letters of reference, and copies of recent teaching evaluations (if any).

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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