Lecturer(s) Department Operations (1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Economics and Business


University of Groningen

The department of Operations, University of Groningen, offers multiple positions for dedicated and hardworking Lecturers within our department, 1.0 FTE in total.

Based in the Northern Netherlands, we are one of the oldest and largest in the country and is ranked within the Global Top 100. Our department is established at the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), which is recognised among the top research institutions in Europe and belongs to the selected 1% of business schools with both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations.

We seek highly motivated colleagues who demonstrate excellent teaching abilities and show interest in pursuing high-quality research.

Department Operations
The department of Operations is one of the largest European research groups on operations, with focal areas in Operations Management (OM), Operations Research (OR), and Industrial Engineering (IE). The department has over 40 scientific staff members and around 25 PhD and PD researchers. Its research publications cover the full range of journals for the field, including Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Transportation Science. The department builds on a strong position in international research networks in organising conferences, and participating in working groups and projects. Staff members are involved in successful and accredited bachelor and master programmes in Supply Chain Management, Technology Operations Management, Operations Research, 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 and supply chain planning. Topics include but are not limited to supply chain integration, sustainability, service supply chains, supply chain resilience, health care operations, sustainable transport and sustainable energy supply. Methodological approaches range from empirical (case studies, surveys) to simulation and (applied) OR.

Job description

You can participate, either part-time or full-time, in the teaching of the above-mentioned Bachelor and MSc programmes. Mentoring students is also part of the responsibilities, as is thesis supervision.

We encourage (recently) graduated MSc and PhD students from relevant fields to apply. Teaching tasks are dependent on qualifications. Lecturers with a MSc degree will mainly be involved in tutorials, course coordination, marking, mentoring, bachelor thesis supervision and course development. The same holds for lecturers with a PhD degree, who additionally teach in master courses and supervise master students on their thesis project.

Courses are led by experienced teachers, who act as supervisors for junior staff members. We offer a stimulating environment, where you can continuously improve and expand your teaching skills.

Depending on interests, experience, and qualifications, a maximum of 20% of the workload will be allocated to research. The duration of the part-time or full-time appointments is between 1 and 3 years.


We encourage you to apply if you meet (or are about to meet) the next qualifications:

• you have a background in logistics, supply chain management, operations management, industrial engineering or operations research
• you hold at least a MSc degree and preferably a PhD degree
• you are a hardworking, enthusiastic and experienced lecturer
• you have organisational qualities and excellent communication skills
• you are proficient in English, and
• you act as a team player.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 -36 months.

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

• a starting salary depending on qualifications and work experience from a minimum of € 2,790 gross per month (salary scale 10) to a maximum of € 5,127 gross per month (scale 11) for a full-time position
• 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees; favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants
• contracts for 1 to 3 years can be discussed. The percentage of research time depends on your expertise and qualities, with a maximum of 20%.

Once you are selected, the actual starting in this job is as soon as possible.

Job Application

We invite interested candidates to submit a complete application including:

1. a motivation letter (motivation letter attachment)
2. a complete curriculum vitae (CV attachment)
3. teaching evaluations (if any)
4. letters of recommendation (if any).

You can submit your application until 23 May 11.59pm / before 24 May 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), http://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. J.T. van der Vaart, department Chair Operations

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221242

Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:

Department of Operations Research institute OPERA About tenure track

Digital application form