Faculty positions in Operations Research/Quantitative Finance/Data Analytics

The Econometric Institute at Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applications for several faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level starting in September 2018. The positions are offered for a fixed period of three years and are non-tenure track.

Job Qualifications

Applicants should be near completion or have completed a PhD., and should demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievements in research and teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the three following areas: Operations Research, (Big) Data Analytics and Quantitative Finance.

Position in Operations Research

As a qualified candidate you are expected to work on further developing a new optimization technique for vehicle routing problems. Expert knowledge of mathematical programming and excellent programming skills are required.

Position in Data Analytics

As a qualified candidate you are expected to conduct research in the area of (computational) statistics, machine learning, or data mining.

Position in Quantitative Finance

As a qualified candidate you are expected to conduct research in the area of asset allocation, portfolio management and/or Bayesian statistics.


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

Econometric Institute

The Econometric Institute has a strong research tradition in both theoretical and applied econometrics and operations research. Focal areas of interest include applications of econometrics in finance, marketing, macroeconomics and logistics. The Econometric Institute is part of an active research community in the Erasmus School of Economics and offers excellent research facilities.

Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics is one of the largest and most successful economics schools in Europe. Erasmus School of Economics offers generous research support to its faculty, including travel budgets and access to all major economic and financial databases. Erasmus School of Economics is supported by two research institutes, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management and the Tinbergen Institute, through extensive research support to our faculty.

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    Rotterdam is a modern and vibrant harbor city [or, according to Lonely Planet: “one of Europe's most exhilarating cities right now” with 600,000 inhabitants located in the west of the Netherlands, and provides attractive living conditions, also for international faculty. The use of English in daily life poses no problems. Air, road, and railway connections with major European and U.S. cities are excellent. The standards of health care and education in the Netherlands are high, whereas the cost of living is low relative to Anglo-Saxon countries.

    Application Procedure

    Application requirements include a cover letter, current CV, research papers, teaching evaluations (if available), and three reference letters. Application materials should be submitted via https://econjobmarket.org/postings.php?posid=5014 before 20 May 2018. Erasmus University Rotterdam is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and candidates with disabilities.


    For inquiries by e-mail or phone please contact:

    Michel van der Wel
    email: vanderwel@ese.eur.nl
    Phone: +31 10 4081316

    Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.