We are looking for a Full Professor in a central area of Operations Research (OR).
The position will be embedded in the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) at Tilburg University.
The department EOR has three main research themes in OR, namely Deterministic OR, Stochastic OR and Game Theory. The OR research group is also active in applied projects, notably through the Zero Hunger Lab, which provides optimization and data science support to NGO’s and the United Nations. Members of the OR research group have won the prestigious INFORMS Edelman Award for applied OR on two separate occasions. In addition, the OR group performs more theoretical research, including the areas of mathematical optimization (both deterministic and stochastic, discrete and continuous), quantitative logistics, and cooperative game theory. The group has a good track record of acquiring funding for this theoretical work though funding agencies, both at the Dutch and EU level.
We welcome all qualified applicants whose core interests align with those of the OR research group, but also seek to expand the expertise of our group in the areas of Business Analytics and Data Science, in particular Machine Learning.
You will have the following main responsibilities and tasks:
supervise PhD students
acquire external funding
promote the societal relevance of your research
teach in and contribute to the development of the degree programs such as Business Analytics and Operations Research
contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management
The position comes with an attractive job package that features benefits including pension benefits, insurance discounts, ample vacation days, and end-of-year bonuses, to mention but a few.
The gross salary is largely determined by the Dutch labor agreement (CAO) for universities, namely scale Hgl 2 or Hgl 1 in the VSNU salary table: https://www.tiu.nu/VSNU-CAOENG.
Academic personnel recruited from abroad may be eligible for a tax-free allowance for extraterritorial costs equal to 30% of their taxable salary.
Initial interviews may be done via video-conferencing. Subsequent interviews with the most promising candidates will be scheduled through campus visits to Tilburg University in the first or second quarter of 2021, or at another mutually convenient time and place.
The deadline for applications will be January 30, 2021, but the hiring committee will review applications as they arrive, and may schedule interviews before the deadline. We therefore encourage applicants to submit their documents as soon as possible.
We encourage you to apply if you have:
a PhD degree in Operations Research or a related field
excellent research qualities, as shown by a publication record in international, peer-reviewed journals
a good track record in teaching, both at the undergraduate and graduate level
independently supervised PhD students
received substantial research grants from external sources
demonstrated organizational skills
a good command of spoken and written English
an internationally recognized expert in your field, as witnessed, e.g., by plenary talks, prizes and awards, and editorial work for highly ranked journals
an inspiring leader who stimulates his or her group members to maximize their potential
an enthusiastic team player with good communication skills
able to acquire substantial research grants from external sources
willing to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) within three years
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The gross salary is largely determined by the Dutch labor agreement (CAO) for universities, namely scale Hgl 2 or Hgl 1 in the VSNU salary table.
About Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Tilburg University is not only situated next to a beautiful forest, but it is also conveniently located next to the train station that bears its name, near shops and cafeterias, and is only one train stop away from the Tilburg city center.
Our university is an inspiring and highly international community of faculty and students. It is one of the best universities in the Netherlands and in Europe, both in education and research, as evidenced by both our rankings and the increase in the number of students every year. Our department, the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, is part of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. The department has 45 faculty members and 35 PhD students. We are responsible for the Bachelor in Econometrics and Operations Research, a selective program for highly motivated students with strong quantitative skills. We also provide three master programs in the fields of Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science, and Business Analytics and Operations Research, all of which benefit from a great reputation in industry and academia, and offer a great launching pad for a highly paid quantitative anal...yst job in the Netherlands and abroad.
We are responsible for teaching many quantitative courses in all bachelor programs of our School of Economics and Management, in the Research Master in Economics and Business, and in the new Data Science Bachelor, a recent joint venture with the Technical University Eindhoven. Our department benefits from an excellent international reputation in both education and in fundamental research in a wide range of quantitative areas such as econometrics, economics, operations research, quantitative finance, actuarial science, mathematical economics, game theory and applied mathematics.