Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Plaatsingsdatum 21-06-2019 Functiecategorie Onderwijs / Coaching / Trainers
Standplaats Amsterdam Niveau Professional
Opleidingsniveau Master / Postdoctoraal Dienstverband Vast contract - Bepaalde tijd m...
Uren 36 Salaris 5,582 - 9,812
Are you an experienced researcher in quantitative data analytics and do you want to cooperate and contribute to shaping the future of data science techniques and applications with an eye on society? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would very much like to get to know you and encourages you to apply for this position.

FTE: 1

Job description
We are looking for a new full professor that can make an important contribution to our department in the area of quantitative data analytics. The position involves setting up a new research group and developing a research line in the specific area and contributing to teaching in the domain. Keywords for the position include (but are not limited to) machine learning, statistical learning, data analytics, and data mining. Your research group is expected to make fundamental contributions in the data science area, with an additional focus on societal applications. Societal domains of specific interest to the department include health/biomedicine, sustainability, and explainable and ethical systems. Furthermore, you have to be are able to build bridges connect and cooperate with current research groups in the Department of Computer Science and the broader academic community in Amsterdam such as Amsterdam Data Science and the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence. You also are able to develop and compile a coherent teaching program on quantitative data analytics, which will be embedded in the existing educational curricula of the Department.

We strongly encourage women to apply for this position. In the case of equal suitability of candidates, preference will be given to a female candidate.

Your duties
  • you are able to set up and lead a new research group in quantitative data analytics
  • you are able to develop a scientific research program supported by external funding
  • you have a clear and appealing vision of teaching and educational development, focused on the renewal of the faculty's curriculum and on making the best of the educational achievement rate.
  • you have to develop and compile a teaching program that can be embedded in the current teaching programmes of the Department of Computer Science (including Business Analytics, a joint program with the Department of Mathematics) and contribute to new initiatives for post-graduate education.
  • you have experience in supervising Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. students
  • you contribute to management duties in the department

  • a strong research profile (including a Ph.D. degree) in a relevant area
  • evidence of prominent and internationally recognized research results
  • a comprehensive publication record in top international journals and proceedings of major international conferences
  • Memberships of editorial boards of (prominent) scientific journals or programme committees of reputable conferences.
  • proven experience with obtaining external research funding
  • either in possession of, or willing to obtain, a teaching qualification (‘BKO’)
  • very good/Excellent teaching skills, witnessed by good teaching evaluations
  • experience with supervising Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. students
  • you have a broad (inter)national network and you are recognized as a key expert in the field

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 €5,582 (H2)
and a maximum €9,812 (H1), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

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
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package as well as good child daycare facilities available on campus and good paid parental leave arrangement.

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.

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.

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 programmes 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 6,000 students.

About the department, institute, project

The VUA Department of Computer Science has approximately 170 members, including 35 tenured staff members and 40-50 PhD students. The tenured staff members form the essential basis for the functioning of the department. A tenured staff member is required to make significant contributions to the research and education programmes, and to spend effort on specific tasks at the department level.

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the 'Apply' button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

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

Name: Prof. Jaap Heringa
Position: Head of Department
E-mail: j.heringa@vu.nl
Telephone: +31 20 59 87649

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
E-mail: relocations@vu.nl
Telephone: +31 (20) 59 85037

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Deze vacature betreft een fulltime functie.

Functiecategorie(ën) Onderwijs / Coaching / Trainers
Branch(es) Onderwijs / Opleiding
Provincie(s) Noord-Holland
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Contactpersoon Jaap Heringa
Telefoon 31 20 59 87649