Assistant/Associate Professor in Healthcare Operations

The University of Twente is looking for an excellent enthusiastic scholar to join the High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) department at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences. The HBE department is a growing research group that holds a leading position at the interfaces of business, technology, and the social sciences. They conduct cross-disciplinary business research, supporting organizations in innovative management and decision-making.

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About the position:

They are looking for talents with a background in management science, operations research (OR), operations management (OM) or related areas, having a special interest in healthcare operations research/management. The position is embedded in the HBE section Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS) as well as in the Center for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR). They therefore especially encourage scholars to apply who work on prominent areas of healthcare such as medical decision making, disease modeling, healthcare data analytics, healthcare planning and scheduling, electronic health records, and behavioral OR.

They perform ground-breaking research combining various themes such as healthcare, smart industry, supply chain management, transportation and logistics management, innovation management, technology-based entrepreneurship, purchasing and supply management, corporate finance, HRM, and leadership. They challenge conventional scholarly wisdom! Are you looking for a forward-thinking team-based environment to expand the borders of your home subject area and develop cross-disciplinary expertise? Join our team and strive to have a significant and balanced impact on science and society.


You contribute to research, teaching, and knowledge valorisation. You will:

  • carry out research on healthcare OR/OM , with a genuine interest in operating at crossroads of different subject areas;
  • improve your home-based specific expertise and develop an interdisciplinary research line;
  • build our research and teaching ecosystem (e.g., by acquiring external research funding);
  • contribute towards the supervision of BSc, MSc, PDEng, and PhD students;
  • (co-)teach and coordinate courses in our Bachelor and Master programs of Industrial Engineering & Management, Business & IT, and Health Sciences.


Your profile:

  • show vision and entrepreneurial drive (seeing opportunities and possibilities, showing ambition);
  • have an existing track record in healthcare OR/OM, or otherwise strong evidence of high research potential in this OR/OM application;
  • hold a PhD degree in a relevant background with a heavy focus on applied mathematics fields such as operations research, industrial engineering, or computational science;
  • conduct (fundamental and applied) research within a multidisciplinary environment;
  • are active in networks for acquiring research funding, and have ambition and experience in working closely with companies and government agencies;
  • have teaching experience (both lecturing and tutoring);
  • possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English;
  • possess a (equivalent of) University Teaching Qualification certificate, or be willing to obtain this, and have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and effective teacher.


Their offer:

They offer a permanent position with a one-year probationary period (formally a 1-year contract with prospect of permanent contract). The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.821 to € 6.444 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile Assistant or Associate Professor. In addition, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions (8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus, solid pension scheme, sabbatical leave, professional and personal development programs, etc.).

Bedrijfsprofiel Universiteit Twente

About the organization:

The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, they tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. They also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. They do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Their research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. They equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for their society. With them, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. They offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which they encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through their flexible, adaptable benefits.


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