Assistant Professor in Data Science, Analytics and/or Operations Research
Advertiser: Econometrics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Operations Research - Statistics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam, 3062PA, Netherlands
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-09-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 1 Dec 2020
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 19 May 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020.
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The Econometric Institute at Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting in September 2021.

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 machine learning, data science, computational statistics, econometrics, and/or operations research.

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. Research at the Econometric Institute focuses on developing novel methods in econometrics and operations research, and on applications of such methods 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 an (international) 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 the Rotterdam School of Management (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. Interviewing will start at the time of the European Job Market for Economists (EJM) on December 14-18. Candidates who want to be considered for an interview on those dates should submit their application via before December 1. Otherwise, candidates can choose between submitting their application via or e-mail (

The application should include a cover letter, CV, a (job market) paper, three letters of reference (or alternatively a list of three names), and copies of recent teaching evaluations (if any).

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