Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Operations Research and Data Science
Advertiser: Econometrics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Operations Research - Statistics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: P.O. Box 1738, Rotterdam, 3000 DR, Netherlands (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 1 Dec 2021
Application deadline: 31 Mar 2022 midnight UTC (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 31 Mar 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
Ad text:

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 2022. We are particularly interested in candidates with a PhD in the area of operations research, machine learning and/or data science.

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.

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 Dennis Huisman ( or Chen Zhou (

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interviewing will start in December 2021. Candidates who want to be considered for an interview in December should submit their application before December 1. Candidates can choose between submitting their application via EconJobMarket or e-mail ( with as subject “Application for tenure-track in Operations Research and Data Science”.

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).

Application procedure
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Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Teaching evaluations (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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