Assistant Professor in Optimization & Learning

Research / Academic


You will be part of the Operations Research Cluster of the department of AM, which consists of the Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming group (DMMP), and the Stochastic Operations Research Group (SOR). Our main research areas are in discrete optimization, algorithms, mathematical optimization, algorithmic game theory, queueing, Markov decision theory, graphs, networks and information theory. Application areas are energy, health, traffic, and logistics. See and for more details.


  • You do research on high international level in Optimization & Learning 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 Optimization & Learning?


  • You hold a PhD in any relevant area of Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science or Econometrics;
  • You work in the intersection of optimization & learning for data driven decision-making, e.g. statistical learning or Bayesian optimization (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 (, ++31 53 489 34 20) or Richard Boucherie (, ++31 53 489 34 32) for any questions you might have.

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.
Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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