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Assistant Professor of Econometrics (Tenure Track) at the Department of Quantitative Economics, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

The Department of Quantitative Economics (QE) of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for an Assistant Professor (on a Tenure Track position) in Econometrics, with special interest in one or more of ...

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Tongersestraat, Maastricht, Limburg
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3475 - € 4757 per maand


The Department of Quantitative Economics (QE) of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for an Assistant Professor (on a Tenure Track position) in Econometrics, with special interest in one or more of the following areas: theoretical econometrics, time series econometrics, micro-econometrics, panel data, and high-dimensional statistics / statistical learning.

The teaching tasks of the QE Department consists of both courses for the bachelor and master programmes in Economics and Business, and courses for the Bachelor and Master programmes in Econometrics and Operations Research. As to the latter programmes, teaching covers the large spectrum of mathematics, statistics, operations research, econometrics, mathematical economics, and actuarial science. Research of the members of the QE Department also covers topics in all these areas. Teaching ranges from teaching in small groups (UM’s Problem Based Learning) to lecturing and course coordination, as well as supervision of bachelor and master theses.

The applicant will contribute to research in econometrics and statistics and is expected to publish in international top journals in one of more of the fields of interest to the QE department.


The candidate:

- has a PhD (or close to completion) in Econometrics or Statistics
- has a strong research orientation
- has experience with education in Statistics, Econometrics and related topics
- is an enthusiastic and cooperative colleague, willing to collaborate with the Econometrics group and the QE department as a whole in research and teaching.


Gross monthly salary is between € 3.475,00 and € 4.757,00 (salary scale 11, UD2).

Candidates receive a one-off temporary employment contract for ten years as an assistant professor (level 2). Five years after the appointment, or sooner if the pre-established criteria have been met, a permanent position as assistant professor (level 1) is granted. The ten-year contract allows for any delays arising from special circumstances such as maternity leave, parental leave or long-term illness.

For more information on conditions of labor see:

Maastricht University has attractive employment conditions, which include a pension scheme, holidays, holiday allowance and an end of year bonus. For researchers from outside the Netherlands there is a possibility of applying for tax free allowance which amounts to 30% of the taxable salary. More information can be found via http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

Additional information

Interested applicants should submit before the deadline of December 20th, 2017 to: recruitment-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

  1. a letter of motivation of maximum two A4-pages

  2. a curriculum vitae

  3. representative academic work and a job market paper

  4. two reference letters

Inquiries may be directed to prof. dr. Alain Hecq (a.hecq@maastrichtuniversity.nl). The successful candidate should start as soon as possible, preferably before September 2018. Potential candidates will be invited to give a seminar at Maastricht University in the period January-March.


Maastricht University
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,500 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

School of Business and Economics
The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics offers you a truly international perspective. We are an integrated, synergetic and society-oriented institute, focusing on conducting excellent research and educational innovation. Our renowned Problem Based Learning method fosters authentic students, critical thinkers and gives rise to societal conscious leaders. Our multidisciplinary approach inspires us to explore, in fundamental as well as in more applied research. As such we function as the interface between Society, Business and Academia. We work collaboratively, in openness, towards a sustainable future. We are driven to share responsibility with all those involved in the SBE community.

We inspire you to be an interdisciplinary and engaged professional.

International orientation
UM is a bilingual (Dutch & English) university. The wide range of programmes with a strong international and European orientation, are mostly taught in English. At SBE all courses are taught in English. Almost half of the student population and a third of the staff is non-Dutch, and Maastricht University has partnerships with universities and organisations throughout the world in both research and education.

Maastricht University is renowned for its innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterised by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is multidisciplinary and thematic. Reflecting UM’s strong innovative and international profile, increasing diversity of staff (in nationality, age and gender) is essential and a core strategic goal. The university is dedicated to stimulating the career development of young academics, as well as increasing the number of women in leadership positions. Maastricht University actively encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Department of Quantitative Economics

The QE department has a strong research record in econometrics, operations research and economic theory. It is largely responsible for the bachelor and master programmes in Econometrics and Operations Research, including Mathematical Economics and Actuarial Science, with yearly enrollment of around 90 bachelor and 35 master students. For more information about the department see https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/department-quantitative-economics.