Universiteit Leiden, Mathematical Institute

Position ID: MI-AP_STAT [#20772]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor / Associate Professor in Mathematical Statistics
Position Location: Leiden, Zuid-Holland 2333 CA, Netherlands [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematical Statistics
Application Deadline: 2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/23, finished 2023/05/20, listed until 2023/03/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Mathematical Institute at Leiden University in the Netherlands has an opening for a tenure track assistant professor / associate professor in mathematical statistics. Candidates that are currently underrepresented in the institute are explicitly invited to apply. 

Key Responsibilities 
The holders of these posts are expected to: 
  • (further) develop their own identity as a researcher;
  • acquire national or European research grants to support their own research line;
  • be actively involved in teaching and contribute to the development of our curriculum;
  • (co-)supervise PhD candidates, BSc/MSc students from our programs in Mathematics and MSc students from our program in Statistics & Data Science;
  • contribute to the administrative tasks of the institute.
Selection Criteria 
Successful candidates are expected to:
  • hold a PhD in Mathematics or Statistics;
  • have a track record (evidenced by publications in highly ranked journals), in the subjects of:
    * statistical research, or
    * machine learning, as long as the research is primarily mathematical in nature; 
  • have good communication skills and experience in teaching;
  • have a good command of the English language. 
Additional Requirements to fulfill after hiring
  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). Successful applicants that do not already possess this qualification or its equivalent must be willing to obtain this qualification within two years;
  • Newly hired staff not already holding a Dutch language proficiency diploma at level B2 or better, are required to obtain such a diploma within two years.

Career development and tenure track
The Mathematical Institute has embraced the ‘Recognition and Rewards’ initiative and has formulated a transparent and attractive career policy based on diverse and flexible assessment criteria that span the full range of academic activities. These criteria are discussed and made concrete during annual performance and development interviews. Tenure Track positions are expected to lead to a permanent position as an associate professor, from which one can grow into the role of a full professor. Specialized training courses and coaching programs are available to help candidates develop their skills and prepare for these career steps. 

Read more about our Tenure Track at the website here

Employment conditions 
The starting date for the position is flexible. A tenure track assistant professor position commences with a temporary appointment for a period of six years and features a comprehensive review towards the end of the fifth year. A positive outcome will lead to a permanent appointment as an associate professor. 
When appropriate, offers at the associate level can be made directly on the basis of a permanent contract.

You will be appointed in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary at the assistant professor level is between € 3,974.- and € 6,181.- and at the associate professor level between € 5,506.- and € 7,362.-, depending on your qualifications and experience. 

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package including pension build-up, paid parental leave and additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%). Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive. 

Leiden University
Leiden University is one of Europe’s leading international research universities.

Thanks to its committed and inspired employees, the university enjoys a leading role in academic research and education. Leiden also scores very well every year in prominent rankings. This means that, to maintain our position, the bar is set very high. Regardless of the work you do at our university, you are always encouraged to broaden your horizons, develop your talents and reach your full potential. 

Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science at Leiden University is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelors’ and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,500 staff and over 6,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. 

Mathematical Institute
The Mathematical Institute (MI) is one of the eight institutes within the Faculty of Science and has a strong international orientation. Its mission is to push the frontiers of scientific knowledge by developing and applying high quality mathematics, while offering a wide range of mathematical training in a friendly but challenging environment. 

We believe that mathematics is an essential part of human knowledge and our staff members take pride in their role as keepers of this rich field of science. They are dedicated to push the boundaries of mathematical knowledge and to contribute their experience towards solving problems faced in other sciences, society and industry. In addition, many of our staff members work hard to promote mathematical literacy in society at large through a multitude of outreach activities.

Contact and further information
For further information about this position or the recruitment process, please contact prof. dr. Marta Fiocco (m.fiocco@math.leidenuniv.nl) +31 (0)71 527 7144.

You can find more information about the faculty of Science here. For more information about working at Leiden University please visit the website.  

Applications must be submitted before 15 November, 2022 through mathjobs. 

The application must contain: 
  • cover letter
  • detailed research plan  
  • curriculum vitae  
  • list of all publications
  • two reference persons (name, affiliation and email address) who may be contacted during the selection process.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Leiden University
Mathematical Institute
attn: HR Office, room 203b
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden