Professor in Operations Research

Ref: 4457

University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Role Managed by:

Annabelle McLaren-Thomson

Research Associate

t: +31 (0) 202 404 370


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 20/02/2020

Formal Interview Date: March 2020

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The University of Amsterdam is a world-leading, research-intensive, internationally orientated University, highly ranked in both QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The Faculty of Economics & Business is looking for an outstanding Professor in Operations Research. The Professor will be part of the Operations Management group and will contribute to research and teaching in deterministic and stochastic OR. Preferably, the candidate applies Operations Research in supply chain management, production planning, inventory control, logistics, scheduling, transportation and/or service optimisation.

Candidates should have frequently published in international top journals, should have excellent course evaluations and should be open to collaboration with the industry.

The appointee should have the following qualifications and experience:

  • PhD in operations research or related field;
  • Publications in leading international journals;
  • Excellent teaching evaluations;
  • Successfully supervised PhD students;
  • Open to working with the industry;
  • Team player with good communication skills;
  • Fluent in English.

The department works closely with the Operations Research group in the Mathematics Department at the University of Amsterdam, e.g. in joint research and PhD projects.

Also, the department actively participates in Amsterdam Data Science (ADS), a cooperation on data science and artificial intelligence between the Computer Science, Statistics and Mathematics Departments of the University of Amsterdam, the VU Amsterdam, the University of Applied Sciences and the Dutch National Research Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI).

In addition, the school is affiliated with the Tinbergen Institute (TI), a cooperation between the universities in Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. TI offers a Research Masters in Business Analytics and yearly attracts applications from international top students that want to prepare for a PhD.

Appointment Process

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the University of Amsterdam in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role. Questions can be directed to Dr Annabelle McLaren-Thomson on or +31 (0)20 2404 370.

Applications should consist of a complete curriculum vitae including publication list stating the research and education interests. These can be uploaded at quoting reference 4457. The deadline for applications for this position is 09:00 am (CET) on Friday 21st February 2020.

Applications will be considered by the selection committee in March and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in March. Selection of and negotiations with the preferred candidate and final campus visits will take place thereafter.

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