Assistant Professor in Game Theory or Mathematical Economics

Jan 30, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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The Mathematical Institute at Utrecht University is to hire an Assistant Professor in game theory/mathematical economics. Applicants should have outstanding research potential as well as the ability to provide high-quality teaching and a commitment to university service.

The Mathematical Institute has a strong research reputation and an excellent graduate programme. In this position you will have a central role in our new initiatives at the interface of economics and mathematics, including in research and teaching (BSc and MSc). In addition, you will supervise PhD candidates, collaborate with post-doctoral researchers, and be actively involved in organizing events such as workshops and seminars.


We are seeking candidates who have experience working at the intersection of mathematics and economics and who have the following qualifications:

  • a PhD in mathematics, economics, or related discipline;
  • excellent research potential;
  • the ability to teach in and develop courses for our BSc and MSc programs.

Willingness to acquire a working knowledge of the Dutch language within the first few years of the appointment is highly appreciated.The department is committed to improving equality, diversity, and inclusion and strongly encourages applications by researchers from underrepresented groups.


  • An appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, with the prospect of a permanent employment contract following a positive evaluation after at most 18 months depending on the candidate’s experience.
  • A full-time gross salary ranging from €3974 to €5439 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labor Agreement of Dutch Universities).
  • Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. Researchers from outside the Netherlands can apply for a tax-free allowance of their taxable salary for the first five years of their stay in the Netherlands.
  • A pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions external link based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include opportunities for professional development and leave arrangements, and sports. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University 

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About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University 

external link, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. external link Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

At the Faculty of Science, there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes that work together to focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing problems. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects.  For an impression, watch working at the Faculty of Science 

The Mathematical Institute 

external link (MI) is internationally recognized for its high-quality research and has an active research group in applied mathematics. It is currently building up a research group at the intersection of mathematics, economics, and finance. The Mathematical Institute is responsible for teaching BSc and MSc degrees in mathematics as well as several “double BSc” programs (where students receive two degrees in three years), including one in Mathematics and Economics external link. The MI is located at Utrecht Science Park external link nearby the historical city centre of Utrecht external link.

Additional information

If you have any questions that you’d like us to answer, please contact Willemien Kets 

external link (Professor/Chair Game Theory) via external link.

Do you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to 

For more information, please visit working at the Faculty of Science 


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We aim to embed good equality and diversity practices in all our activities so that we can provide an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study regardless of age, disability, trans identity or history, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

For initial selection, we ask you to submit the following files (in pdf format):

  • Curriculum vitae, including publication list and contact details of 3-4 references;
  • One to three representative research papers (working paper or peer-reviewed article, in a single pdf);
  • Research statement (maximum 2 pages);
  • Teaching statement (maximum 1 page).

If this specific opportunity isn’t for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward this vacancy to them.

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