Monday, June 30, 2014

[DMANET] Assistant Professorship in OR at DKE, Maastricht University

(For further details please see the full advertisement on the Academic Transfer website. Please note the short application deadline!)

Job Description

The Department of Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, invites applications for a full-time position in Operations Research at the level of Assistant Professor. Among the topics considered as particularly relevant for this position are: Discrete and Combinatorial Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Planning and Scheduling, Graph Theory. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and to teaching (in English) in a highly stimulating academic environment. The successful applicant will be embedded in the NSO research group (Networks and Strategic Optimization) of the DKE department.


Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or a closely related subject area. Demonstrated research excellence in Operations Research and preferably in at least one of above mentioned topics is of particular relevance. Interested in developing theory as well as applications in data science or in the biological/biomedical area. Team spirit. Ability to take initiatives. Experienced in giving lectures at (inter)national conferences and/or classes at the bachelor and master levels. Willingness to contribute to research funding acquisition; experience with this is appreciated.

Conditions of employment

The position is initially offered for a two-year period and, subject to evaluation and funding, is eligible for extension. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and work experience. The salary will be set in salary scale 11 or 12 of the collective labour agreement of the Dutch Universities (minimum € 3.259.00 and maximum € 5.070) for a full-time job (38 hours/week).

On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance. Non-Dutch applicants could be eligible for a favorable tax treatment (30% rule).

We offer you a stimulating scientific environment with excellent facilities for professional and personal development.

Contract type: Temporary, 24 months


Department of Knowledge Engineering

UM ( 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 15,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad.


Founded in 1992 as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, today DKE ( broadly covers Knowledge Engineering in research and teaching. DKE comprises three internationally respected research groups, having their foci on "Robotics, Agents and Interaction", "Networks and Strategic Optimization", and "Biomathematics and Bioinformatics". Education programs currently offered by DKE are Knowledge Engineering (Bachelor), Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research (both Master). DKE has been top-ranked in Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs (2010, 2014). With respect to both research and teaching DKE is engaged in various national and international cooperations.

Additional information

Informal inquiries concerning this position can be directed to Dr. Frank Thuijsman ( or +31-43-3883489) or Ralf Peeters ( or +31-43-3883365).

Applicants are asked to email a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and two reference letters to with relevant AT number in the subject line, before July 10th, 2014.

Applicants may be called in for an interview. It is intended to occupy this position as soon as possible.

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