Tilburg University is not only next to a beautiful forest, but it is also conveniently located next to the train station that bears its name, a supermarket, cafeterias and a Starbucks coffee place, as well as one train stop away from the Tilburg city center (30 minutes on foot, 10 by bike or bus).


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 analyst 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 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, all with a strong focus on societal relevance.


Job description

We invite applications for a Lecturer position in Mathematics and Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research. The successful candidate is expected from 1 September 2018 to:

  • teach lectures and tutorials for a number of the quantitative courses taught by our department,
  • supervise Bachelor theses in our own Bachelor of Econometrics and Operations Research,
  • take leadership in projects related to the digitization of courses and education programs,
  • coordinate a large course where several teachers and student assistants are involved. 


We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who has:

  • preferably completed a PhD degree in mathematics, statistics, econometrics, operations research or a related quantitative field,
  • experience with teaching quantitative courses and tutorials,
  • the capability to successfully lead a team of teachers and student assistants,
  • either completed the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or is looking forward to complete it in the future. 

Job package

We offer a Full-time Lecturer position for 6 years, with an attractive job package that features several benefits including pension benefits, insurance discounts, large vacation and end of year bonuses, full reimbursement of a yearly sports card at our University Sports Center, train discounts, to mention a few. The gross salary is minimally € 2,588.- and maximally € 4,084.- excluding vacation (8%) and end-of-year bonuse (8,3%); this is the salary scale 10, fixed by the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. The actual salary within this scale is dependent on the degree at entry. Should the applicant benefit from an extensive experience upon entry, the salary scale can be adjusted upwards (maximum € 4,757.-, scale 11)


Application and interviews

Complete applications should include a cover letter, CV, two recommendation letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness in the form of course evaluations for all the courses for which they are available.  We will review applications as soon as they come in and continue until the deadline of June 6. The applications can only be completed online. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact the recruiting chair, Prof. Herbert Hamers, at tel.: +31-13-4662660/2430, or by e-mail at h.j.m.hamers@tilburguniversity.edu.


The first round interviews will take place in the week of June 11.

Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) is the university largest faculty.  TiSEM offers well reputed academic research and education. Its research belongs to the European top. The education programs, of which the majority are offered completely in English, are on the international map with the AACSB accreditation awarded in 2002. Employees and students form an ambitious international community. Tilburg School of Economics and Management


Recruitment code
Tilburg University applies the recruitmentcode of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).


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