University of Twente

Assistant/Associate Professor in Stochastic Operations Research

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Job description

Within the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS), the Department of Applied Mathematics has a vacancy for an Assistant or Associate Professor (f/m) in Stochastic Operations Research.

We seek the most talented individual to strengthen our department with particular focus on mathematical methods for Data analytics, Markov decision theory and reinforcement learning. Our new colleague is envisaged to work on applications in healthcare optimization, but also expand the current strengths of the department in new directions. The position is embedded in both the Stochastic Operations Research team of Applied Mathematics and the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR). We invite interested candidates to determine if Twente is a potential match, via our websites https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/sor/ for Operations Research and https://www.utwente.nl/en/choir for CHOIR.

We particularly encourage female applicants to apply.

As an Assistant/Associate Professor

  • You develop your own identity as a mathematician. You are expected to attract national or European research grants to support your research line;
  • You are actively involved in teaching and contribute to the development of our curriculum;
  • The lectures are in English. Mastering the Dutch language is not a prerequisite, but naturally a long term goal;
  • Young staff members spend the first three years of their employment 33% on teaching and 67% research; later, the standard division is 50/50.

Your profile

  • You hold a PhD in Mathematics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Econometrics, or a closely related field;
  • You have an existing track record in research in one of the relevant areas, shown by publications in high rank journals, or otherwise strong evidence of high research potential;
  • You have good communication skills and are an inspiring teacher;
  • You have acquired (an equivalent of) the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or are willing to do so;
  • You have an excellent command of the English Language.

Our offer

We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment with an attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure. The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda. We offer:

  • A structural position, starting with a temporary contract of one year. Near the end you will be subject to a job performance evaluation. If your performance is evaluated positively and the circumstances of the organization remain the same, the contract will be converted into a permanent contract.
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include:
  • A starting salary from € 3.807 (scale 11) to € 7.054 (scale 14) gross per month, based on relevant work experience;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A solid pension scheme.

Information and application

Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button before January 8, 2022, and include:

  • your curriculum vitae, and contact information of 2 references;
  • a list of publications;
  • your research and teaching statement.

For any questions, you are welcome to contact prof.dr. R.J. Boucherie (r.j.boucherie@utwente.nl).

Interviews will be held online in January 2022.

About the department

The Department of Mathematics has as objective to develop mathematics in the context of important societal problems. In applications we focus on systems that are crucial to every-day life. We contribute to smart grids that make energy networks more efficient, mathematical models that assist medical doctors, schedules that make hospitals more efficient and numerical schemes to study multiscale fluid problems and wave propagation from nano to kilometer scales.

About the organization

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.


Assistant/Associate Professor in Stochastic Operations Research
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