Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Operations Research (1.0 fte)

University of Groningen - Department of Operations

The department of Operations is one of the largest European research groups on operations, with focal areas in Operations Research (OR), Operations Management (OM), and Industrial Engineering (IE). The department has over 30 scientific staff members and around 25 PhD and PD researchers. Its research publications cover the full range of journals for the field, including Management Science, Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research and Transportation Science. The department builds on a strong position in international research networks in organizing conferences, and participating in working groups and projects. Staff members are involved in successful and accredited bachelor and master programmes in (Econometrics and) Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, Technology Operations Management and Business Administration. They also take part in research master and PhD training at both the institutional and national level.

The central research issue in our department is operations research and supply chain planning. Topics include but are not limited to supply chain integration, sustainability, service supply chains, supply chain resilience, health care operations, transportation/routing and humanitarian logistics. Methodological approaches range from (applied) OR to empirical (case studies, surveys).

Job description
The candidate is expected to strengthen the position of the Operations department. The candidate has the ability to conduct high quality, original research and publishes regularly in high-ranked international journals. Given the steady growth of our OR programmes and the mainly stochastic expertise of our current OR researchers, we particularly urge candidates with expertise in combinatorics/ routing/ network optimization to apply.

Time for research is allocated according to standardized faculty procedures, which guarantees initially 50% time for research during the tenure track period. Responsibilities include teaching in the bachelor and master programmes of the department. All MSc programmes are taught in English. He/she has to perform research in the area of Operations, initiate new research projects, participate in the coaching of PhD students, support renewal of the educational and research programmes of the department, and participate in committees on university and faculty level.


  • background in operations research
  • PhD degree
  • excellent research skills, publications in top journals in the area of Operations
  • enthusiastic and experienced lecturer
  • organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
  • relevant international academic network
  • active involvement in obtaining external funding for research projects.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,427 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,330 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a fulltime position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees.

The appointment will be for a period of six years, attached is the condition that an evaluation will take place in the third year of the appointment. On the basis of a positive final evaluation in the sixth year of employment, the candidate will be granted tenure. The Tenure Track system is a career path that, when completed successfully, leads to a full professorship.

Once a candidate is selected, the actual starting in this position is as soon as possible.

Interviews are planned for 19 April 2017.

You may apply for this position until 30 March / before 31 March 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form, see: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005DRP

You are requested to submit:

  1. A motivation letter
  2. A complete curriculum vitae
  3. The names of three experts who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation
  4. Three self-selected "best papers"
  5. A short statement of your research accomplishments and future research goals and a five keywords description of your research area.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

For information you can contact:

Prof. R.H. Teunter, Head of Operations Department, phone +31 50 3638617/3637020, email: r.h.teunter@rug.nl (please do not use for applications)

Additional information
Department of Operations: http://www.rug.nl/feb/organization/scientific-departments/operations/
Research institute OPERA: http://www.rug.nl/research/research-feb/
About tenure track: http://www.rug.nl/feb/work-with-us/job-opprtunities/

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