Mathematics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Position ID: 1036-FULLASSPROFESSOR [#12880, 18339]
Position Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1081 HV, Netherlands [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2018/12/01 (posted 2018/10/18, listed until 2018/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Are you passionate about mathematical research and education? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Apply for the position of:



Hours per week: 32 - 40 hours

Job description

We seek a new colleague who is passionate about mathematical research, in particular in statistics, and education. The department is looking for outstanding candidates with a proven expertise in statistics. The position is a full professor position, but there is the possibility for excellent, younger candidates to be appointed as associate professor and after a track of 5 years and a positive evaluation be promoted to full professor. The starting date is as soon as possible.

Your duties

The candidate will be expected to

• perform excellent research in the area of mathematical statistics and to play a leading role in the new developments in the field

• contribute to the general educational programs of the department, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and take leadership in ensuring that the many statistical educational activities are consistent, up-to-date, and conform to the highest academic standards

• show academic leadership nationally and internationally

• participate in everyday departmental activities and administrative tasks, including writing grant proposals


The successful candidate

• has a PhD in mathematics or statistics and has academic publications in leading journals

• has an outstanding track record of achievements in the field of mathematical statistics

• has experience in leading a research group, has shown capabilities in stimulating junior researchers, providing adequate supervision of PhD students, and acquiring research grants

• is a stimulating and good lecturer and has experience in supervising students

• has experience in developing curricula and teaching material, has a broad vision on new developments in the field, and is able to implement these developments into the teaching program

• plays an active role in the international academic community and has a strong international network in the field

• has good communication skills

• is willing to acquire a basic knowledge of the Dutch language within two years

• is willing to acquire a basic qualification in teaching (‘BKO’) as demanded by Dutch universities

What are we offering?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 5,441.- and a maximum of € 7,921.- in accordance with salary scale H2 when appointed as full professor, or to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 5,160.- and a maximum of € 6,567.- in accordance with salary scale 14 when appointed as associate professor, depending on your education and experience.

The job profile

Hoogleraar or Universitair Hoofddocent is based on the university job ranking system. Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

• a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment

• 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus

• considerable employer’s contribution to the ABP pension scheme

• contribution to commuting expenses

 • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. And to be a university where personal education and societal involvement play a leading role. Where people from different disciplines and backgrounds work together on innovations and on generating new knowledge. Our teaching and research embrace the whole spectrum of science – from the humanities, the social sciences and the pure sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 23,000 students. We employ more than 4,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

The Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programs cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 5,750 students.

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics strives after excellence in research. In the department purely mathematical research is balanced with mathematical research motivated by applications. Researchers at the department are on the one hand active on a fundamental and theoretical level, and on the other hand work in an applied and practical environment with links to many sciences and societal issues. The department has a strong international research staff with expertise in dynamical systems, geometry, algebra and topology, and stochastics (statistics, data analytics, probability). In stochastics the applications range from neuroscience, genetics and forensics to business optimization and finance.

The department offers bachelor and master programs in mathematics and in business analytics, as well as a master program in stochastics and financial mathematics. In addition, the department provides mathematics courses for other programs of the Faculty of Science, for programs of other faculties in the university, and for the Amsterdam University College.


Diversity is one of our university’s core values. We are an inclusive community, and we believe that diversity and international activities enhance the quality of education and research. We are always looking for people who can enhance diversity on our campus thanks to their background and experience.


Are you interested in this position? Send us an e-mail with a cover letter in which you describe your motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research statement and a teaching statement, as well as the contact details of three referees who will send reference letters, by 1-12-2018, mentioning “application Professor in Statistics” in the subject line. In your cover letter, mention “application Professor in Statistics” and the vacancy number 18339.

Name: Ms. M. van der Aa

Position: Management Assistant Department of Mathematics


You should arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address:

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Vacancy questions

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Prof.dr. Mathisca de Gunst


Relocation support

If you have any questions regarding moving to Amsterdam, and working at VU Amsterdam, you may contact:

Name: Wytske Siegersma

Position: Relocation Advisor


Telephone: +31 (20) 59 85037

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Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics
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