Chair in Econometrics (1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Economics and Business


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen, founded in 1614, has a strong focus on research. We are in the top 100 of several influential university ranking lists. The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is one of the largest faculties of the University with approximately 7,000 students. It has a strong international reputation and is AACSB and EQUIS accredited. The Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance (EEF), embedded in the FEB, is an active and international research community, performing at the highest international level in terms of research and publications.

The Department is responsible for courses in several Bachelor, Master and PhD programs. This includes a separate Bachelor's in Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) and a Master’s program in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies (EORAS), as well as a Faculty-wide Research Master program.

Job description

The Board of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) aims to create a new full-time chair in Econometrics.

The chair in Econometrics is part of the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance. The new professor will participate in the research program Economics, Econometrics and Finance of the research school of FEB. The chair will contribute to high-quality research and education in econometrics.

The chair in Econometrics will participate in research and teaching in the field of Econometrics. The new professor contributes by conducting independent research publishing in high-ranked international journals in the field of Econometrics. The scope of research can be broad and may include topics such as financial econometrics, data science, machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, and computationally intensive methods. The new professor contributes to courses in the BSc and MSc programs offered by the Department, in particular in the fields of Econometrics and Statistics, and is involved in the supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, and the supervision of PhD students.

The position encompasses the regular tasks of a professor in the areas of teaching, research and help with administration.

The duties include:

• Contributing to the Bachelor’s program offered by the Department, in particular to the BSc program in Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) and the MSc program in Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies (EORAS). Contributions include lecturing and coordinating courses, and the supervision of bachelor and master theses. Moreover, the professor is expected to contribute in the teaching and coordination of econometrics and statistics courses in other programs offered by the Faculty. The professor may also contribute to teaching in the Research Master program.
• Contributing to course development and the development of relevant BSc and MSc programs.
• Contributing to further enhancing the international reputation and network of the Department, specifically in the area of econometrics.
• Supervising PhD students, mentoring tenure track candidates, and acquiring external funding from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and other sources.
• Contributing to the research program of the Department, and in particular to econometrics research within the program.
• Actively contribute to creating a positive climate within the Department and the Faculty, in which collegiality and cooperation is highly valued.


The candidate:

• has a PhD degree
• has a track record of outstanding academic research and teaching in the field of econometrics
• is internationally recognized as an authority in the field of econometrics
• does research that has societal relevance
• provides leadership, motivation and supervision to other staff members and has strong management qualities, evidenced by previous management roles
• is able to acquire external funding for applied research contracts as well as PhD students, evidenced by a strong track record in acquiring funding in the (recent) past
• has a wide, relevant national and international network, which may include connections to the corporate world, national, foreign and supra-national governmental institutions, international financial organizations, and researchers and research groups in econometrics; and
• has proven ability to create collegial cooperation.

Conditions of employment

The chair is a full-time position at the level of full professor. We offer a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from € 5,843 (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 8,508 gross salary per month for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax treatment may apply to Non-Dutch applicants.

We provide a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen.

Job Application

Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, your application should include:

• a letter of motivation
• a full curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications.

You can submit your application until 21 October 11:59pm / before 22 October 2021 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our university. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they 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.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. P.C. Verhoef, Dean of the Faculty

Prof. Gerard van den Berg, Professor of Health Econometrics

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221574

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