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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSORS IN ECONOMETRICS AND DATA SCIENCE

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Vacaturenummer 18383
VU onderdeel: External

Are you driven for research and teaching in econometrics and data science in a young, dynamic group? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Apply for the position of:
 
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSORS IN ECONOMETRICS AND DATA SCIENCE
 
Location:                          AMSTERDAM
Hours per week:              40 hours
 
Job description
We seek two new colleagues who contribute to building and extending the department’s reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Our research aims at having impact, evidenced by publications in top international academic journals. Teaching focuses on econometrics and data science courses and student supervision. Applicants for starting positions receive a well-structured tenure track.
 
Your duties
• doing innovative research and publish this research at the highest level in the international top journals in your field
• creating a stimulating learning environment for students in econometrics and data science at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD), and continue to improve teaching quality
• being active in acquiring additional research funds, both individually and as a team effort with your colleagues
• for senior positions: taking a leading role in the team that develops and manages our bachelor and master programmes in econometrics, operations research and data science
 
Requirements
• a PhD degree, specializing in econometrics, statistics, machine learning, data science, or a related field.
• junior position applicants: strong research potential, teaching experience with good evaluations
• senior position applicants: strong proven track record in research and teaching, experience in curriculum development and management, experience in research valorization, team player
• fluency in English
 
What are we offering?
A challenging position in a socially involved organization.
For the job profile of Full professor, the remuneration on a full-time basis amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 5441,-. and a maximum € 7921,- in accordance with salary scale H2, depending on your education and experience. The job profile (Hoogleraar 2) is based on the university job ranking system.
For the job profile Associate professor (Universitair Hoofddocent 2) the remuneration amounts on a full-time basis to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 4911,- and a maximum € 5978,- in accordance with salary scale 13, depending on your education and experience.
 
For the job profile of Assistant professor (tenure track), the remuneration on a full-time basis amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 3545,- and a maximum € 4852,- in accordance with salary scale 11, depending on your education and experience. The job profile (Universitair docent 2) is based on the university job ranking system.
The initial employment contract for an Assistant professor will be for a period of 6 years, with the possibility of Tenure. The tenure track position involves research (40%) and teaching (60%). At the end of the second year a performance evaluation will take place. The Tenure Track Committee will review your file including the evaluation and advice on the continuation of your tenure track. In the fifth year, the Tenure Track Committee will review your file in order to decide upon the tenured assignment, based on the assessment criteria of the Tenure Track system at SBE.
 
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
• a relocation allowances
• you may also be eligible for a favorable tax ruling for high-skilled expats (the so-called 30% ruling), which means that 30% of the salary is free of taxes, resulting in a higher net salary.
 
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.
 
School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Whether it is the use of robots in society or big data, labour market participation or flexibility in the labour market, traffic jams or the housing market, flash crashes in the stock market or choice behaviour in gambling, leadership or change management: we believe in goal-oriented scientific research and understand that progress in academics, the business community and society is achieved through cooperation, openness and social responsibility.
 
At SBE, all of our highly-motivated colleagues work together closely in a stimulating, dynamic and international environment to achieve our collective goal of encouraging society to make informed choices. Approximately 4,200 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 500 people.
 
The Department of Econometrics and Operations Research is driven for science with purpose, pushing the academic frontier by publishing at the highest level  in the top international journals in our field and collaborating with outside partners to link academic advancement with real world problems. Teaching wise, our mission is to empower students with the methodological skills and enduring curiosity to contribute to solving today’s challenges in business and economics. Read more about our top rated BSc in Econometrics and Operations Research, our recent BSc specialization in Econometrics and Data Science, our top rated MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research and our highly successful minor programme Applied Econometrics. We also actively participate in the Tinbergen Institute and Amsterdam Business Research Institute, our internationally renowned joint graduate schools in Business and Economics. The department offers many collaboration opportunities for econometricians and data scientists, both within the department (time series modeling, forecasting, non-parametric and adaptive models, optimization methods, networks), across departments of SBE (labor and geno economics, spatial economics, finance, business), and across schools (business mathematics, artificial intelligence, life sciences).
 
Diversity
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.
 
Application
Are you interested in this position? Send us an e-mail with your curriculum vitae detailing your publications and teaching experiences, cover letter and letter of references by 6 December 2018. Mention vacancy number 18383
Applicants for the tenure track position should make sure to add 3 letters of reference, their job market paper, and teaching evaluations if available.
We plan to be available for interviews at the EEA and/or AEA meetings, but may also schedule online interviews at an earlier stage.
 
Name:                  Mrs. M. Maletic
Position:              Managing Director SBE
E-mail:                 vacature.sbe@vu.nl
 
Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
 
Name:                  Siem Jan Koopman
Position:              Head of recruiting committee
E-mail:                 s.j.koopman@vu.nl
Telephone:         +31 20 598 6019
 
Name:                  Andre Lucas
Position:              Head of department
E-mail:                 a.lucas@vu.nl
Telephone:         +31 20 598 6039
 
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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