Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Company:University of Groningen

Location:Netherlands / Groningen


Employment Type:5 years


Assistant Professor in Mathematics (0.5-1.0 FTE)

Vacancy number 219505


The University of Groningen (UG), founded in 1614, is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, the Netherlands. Quality is our top priority since four hundred years. We are top 100 on several influential ranking lists. Our Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is one of the largest faculty with approximately 7,000 students. We have an international reputation and are AACSB and EQUIS accredited. We offer research driven education within 4 bachelor programmes, 15 master programmes, and 3 executive master programmes. Many of these programmes belong to the top 3 in the Netherlands. Please visit the FEB website for more information about us and our research.

The Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance of our faculty is seeking to appoint an assistant professor in Mathematics.

As an assistant professor, you will teach in the BSc of Econometrics and Operations Research (BSc EOR). During the past three years, this programme has attracted more than 150 first-year student enrollments each year. The department is also responsible for the MSc in Econometrics, Operations Research & Actuarial Studies, which attracts about 30-40 students on average.

Job description

You contribute to teaching and course development in the BSc EOR. You will primarily teach mathematics courses to first-year BSc EOR students. These courses cover topics related to calculus and mathematical analysis. The lecturer may also teach other courses, possibly in other programmes, such as statistics and probability theory. You will receive research time based on your research fit with the department.


  • you have a PhD in (Applied) Mathematics or in a mathematical field of Econometrics
  • you are able to bridge the gap between high-school and first year university-level mathematics students
  • you have experience in developing and teaching mathematics courses specifically designed for programmes such as Econometrics and Operations Research
  • you possess a University Teaching Qualification or you are willing to obtain this qualification
  • you are organized and communicate well; you are proficient in English.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • depending on qualifications and work experience, a minimum of € 3,637 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,656 (scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
  • an 8% holiday allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees
  • favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants
  • 232 holiday hours per calendar year for a full-time employment
  • an appointment for a period of five years.

We expect you to start as soon as possible.


Do you meet the qualifications? Then, we invite you to apply accompanied by the following documents:

  1. A motivation letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation; you may send them by email to Mrs. Martine Koolman, email:
  4. Your recent teaching evaluations
  5. A short statement of your teaching accomplishments and future teaching goals.

You can submit your application until 21 November 11.59pm / before 22 November 2019 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form, please see:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

  • Prof. Niels Hermes, Head of the Department,
  • Prof. Laura Spierdijk, Program Director BSc EOR,

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKADEUS.

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