• Position


  • Visible since

    Thursday, 6 April 2023

  • Deadline

    Friday, 30 June 2023

  • Hours


  • Reference


Your role


As a tenure-track assistant professor of supply chain management (SCM) in the department of Technology and Operations Management (TOM) at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), you’ll be working in a research-led business school. In your work, you are closely involved with Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) – the joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).

You enjoy teaching classes that focus on analytics within SCM and logistics, and you conduct research both independently and in cooperation with others. The team you work with is diverse and, like you, the many scholars in that team aim to make major contributions to management research and management practices in the field of SCM, through teaching, research and engagement. Your experience up to now coupled with your concise and animated teaching style are appreciated by your students, colleagues and the rest of the support staff.

It's a distinct advantage for you as a researcher in SCM and logistics to be so close to the biggest seaport in Europe and an international gateway to the massive markets of Western Europe. The greater Rotterdam - The Hague area ranks second as the most competitive region in the European Union Regional Competitiveness Index. The Dutch logistics sector employs over 750,000 people and adds about €40 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). RSM’s research and teaching are inspired by its home city but are influenced by and have influence on the rest of the world.  

Your main tasks

  • Conducting research, independently and in collaboration with others
  • Teach elements of operations and SCM in RSM’s two bachelor programmes and several master programmes
  • The emphasis of the teaching portfolio will be on courses that centre around the use of analytics
  • Engagement with practitioners


Required qualifications

You possess:

  • A PhD (or expect to complete soon) in SCM  operations management, logistics or a closely related field.
  • A demonstrated a potential for excellence in research and teaching.
  • Relevant experience and an interest in analytics applied to operations management and supply chain management challenges.
  • Strong knowledge of both econometric modelling on empirical data as well as machine learning techniques.
  • A desire to apply impactful research in your work.  

Your required competences

See tasks and qualifications.

We offer

  • A strong community of 90 researchers from a wide variety of nationalities and backgrounds, including more than 40 PhD students in the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) business processes, logistics and information systems track (LIS).
  • A challenging position that involves research and teaching focused on data-driven efforts towards more sustainable global supply chains.

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 3974 and up to a maximum of € 5439 gross per month (scale 11 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a considerate amount of vacation days.

EUR offers all employees an annual personal career budget which can be used to advance your skills and competences. There are lots of training, development and coaching opportunities at EUR too.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfil their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.



Are you interested in this position? Be sure to apply before July 1, 2023.

Be sure to include the following in your application:

•            Letter of interest

•            Curriculum vitae

•            Research statement

•            Teaching statement

•            Two recent (working) papers

•            Three referees

Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

For more information contact, Dr Robert Rooderkerk (rooderkerk@rsm.nl), coordinator of the Analytics & Behavioural Operations Management cluster within RSM’s SCM department and the academic director of the MScBA Business Analytics & Management. Alternatively, you may contact or the chair of the hiring committee, Dr Jelle de Vries (jvries@rsm.nl).  

About RSM

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China. www.rsm.nl

RSM is a faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). EUR is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values ​​function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded. www.eur.nl