Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Econometrics, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Maastricht University

Netherlands

August 21, 2021

Description

Job description

The Department of Quantitative Economics (QE) of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is looking for an Assistant Professor (on a tenure track position) in Econometrics, with special interest in theoretical econometrics, statistics as well as their applications to financial and economic data.

The teaching tasks of the QE Department consists of both courses for the bachelor and master programs in Economics and Business, and courses for the Bachelor and Master programs in Econometrics and Operations Research. As to the latter programs, teaching covers the large spectrum of mathematics, statistics, operations research, econometrics, mathematical economics, and actuarial science. Teaching ranges from teaching in small groups (UM's Problem Based Learning) to lecturing in large scale introductory statistics courses for economists, international business and University College. The applicant will also be asked to supervise bachelor and master theses. QE staff members have a 50% teaching duty.

The applicant will contribute to research in econometrics and statistics and is expected to publish in international top journals in one or more of the fields of interest to the QE department. The candidate is expected, given his research output, to become a fellow of the SBE research school (GSBE).

Maastricht University is known for its high quality in both teaching and research and hence we will privilege candidates with strong skills in those two important components.

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Requirements

The candidate

  • has a PhD (or close to completion) in Econometrics or Statistics;
  • is oriented towards both research and teaching;
  • has experience with education in statistics, econometrics and related topics and has shown evidence of his/her teaching skills, for instance from course evaluations;
  • is willing to invest in the development and coordination of large scale introductory statistics and econometrics courses;
  • is an enthusiastic and cooperative colleague, willing to collaborate with the econometrics group and the QE department as a whole in research and teaching;
  • as the language of instruction is English, command of English (oral and writing) should be excellent;
  • experience with teaching international classrooms is preferable.
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    Conditions of employment

    Fixed-term contract: Tenure Track.

    You will initially be employed on a temporary contract as an assistant professor (level 2). Together, we will put a development plan with specific goals to meet. Five years into your appointment, we will evaluate those goals and promote you to assistant professor (level 1) on a permanent contract if the goals have been met. The evaluation can be brought forward if the goals are met earlier, or deferred at your request in case of personal circumstances such as pregnancy leave, parental leave or chronic illness.

    The salary will be set in salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (from € 3.746 to € 5.127 gross per month depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment). On top of this, there is a 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% year-end allowance.

    The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (cao-NU). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. Notable terms include a pension scheme, substantial leave arrangements, an optional collective healthcare plan and partially paid parental leave. Foreign applicants could be eligible for a favourable tax treatment (30% rule). Furthermore, UM makes use of a selection model, which allows you to exchange employment conditions to adapt them to your preferences and circumstances. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www. maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.

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    Employer Maastricht University

    Maastricht University 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 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

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    Department School of Business and Economics / Department of Quantitative Economics

    SBE is the youngest economics and business faculty in the Netherlands with a distinctively international profile. It belongs to the 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). SBE strongly believes in close connections with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, with its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. SBE is committed to increasing the gender diversity of its academic community and wants to stimulate the creation of a more diverse and inclusive community. See also: https:// www. mysbe.nl/elinor-ostrom-research-grant- programme/

    The QE department has a strong research record in econometrics, operations research, economic theory and actuarial science. It is largely responsible for the bachelor and master programs in Econometrics and Operations Research, including Mathematical Economics and Actuarial Science, with yearly enrollment of around 90 bachelor and 35 master students. For more information about the department see https: // www. maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/department- quantitative-economics.

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    Additional information

    Inquiries may be directed to prof.dr. Alain Hecq (a.hecq@maastrichtuniversity.nl) or prof.dr. Dries Vermeulen (d.vermeulen@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

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