Assistant Professor in Mathematical Optimization


Offered by:

University of Twente

Research / Academic


You will be part of the group Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming (DMMP), segment of the Operations Research Cluster within AM. Our main research areas are in discrete optimization, algorithms, mathematical optimization as well as algorithmic game theory and our application areas are energy, traffic, and logistics. You can find more information on


  • You do research on high international level in Mathematical Optimization and participate in the teaching of the department AM;
  • You teach BSc courses in AM, MSc courses with specialization in Operations Research and nationwide MSc and PhD programmes of Mastermath ( as well as the Dutch Network for the Mathematics of OR ( ;
  • You give lectures in English. Mastering the Dutch language is not a prerequisite, but naturally a long term goal;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is expected.

Are you ready to contribute to Mathematical Optimization?


  • You hold a PhD in any relevant area of Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science or Econometrics;
  • You have a track record in Mathematical Optimization;
  • You work in the intersection of discrete and nonlinear optimization (however a profile in closely related fields will receive full consideration too).

Please send your application before September 30, 2018 via the 'Apply now' button, and include:

  • your curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications
  • your research and teaching statement
  • and at least three names of potential references.

You are welcome to contact Marc Uetz for any questions you might have ( , ++31 53 489 34 20).

Salary Benefits:

  • We offer an excellent and dynamic environment for researchers in AM, with our extraordinary research institutes DSI (, MIRA ( and MESA+ ( with an attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure;
  • You will be appointed fulltime with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation (after 1 year);
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include:
  • a starting salary from € 3.545 to € 5.513 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 solid pension scheme.

In case of excellent qualifications, an employment in a tenure track is possible, and comes with higher expectations and faster career perspectives.

Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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