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Assistant/Associate Professor in Statistics and/or Data Science

The candidate will perform research, contribute to the teaching tasks, and share into other responsibilities of the Statistical Science Division of the …

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Niels Bohrweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3637 - € 6738 per maand


The candidate will perform research, contribute to the teaching tasks, and share into other responsibilities of the Statistical Science Division of the Mathematical Institute.
Candidates with a background in the broad field of Statistical Science or Data Science, including psychometrics, biostatistics, and machine learning, are invited to apply, in particular candidates with a research interest that connects to research currently carried out in the institute.
Teaching duties in the Mathematical Institute are shared and rotate among the members of the institute. The candidate will be involved in particular with the master in Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences and Data Science, and/or courses in statistics for other sciences or the Leiden University College.


  • PhD Degree;
  • excellence in research, as proven by PhD thesis and publications;
  • excellence in teaching;
  • commitment to become fluent in Dutch;
  • potential to obtain research grants;
  • connection to Statistical Science research as carried out in the institute;
  • affinity with applications of Statistical Science.


The appointment will be at the level of assistant or associate professor. Appointment can be fixed term (two to four years) or for indefinite duration, at a level depending on the candidate. Also pending budgetary approval and excellent performance a position may be for fixed term or for undetermined duration. For exceptional candidates promotion to full professor is not excluded. Salary range from €3,637 to €6,738 gross per month (pay scale 11, 12 , 13 or 14), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. 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. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent it is obligatory to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to the Chair of the search committee Professor Jacqueline Meulman, email jmeulman@math.leidenuniv.nl or the Director of the Mathematical Institute Professor Aad van der Vaart, emailavdvaart@math.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications using the vacancy number and including a full CV, a list of publications, brief past and future research statements, as well as the names and addresses of at least three persons who can be contacted for reference (and have agreed to be contacted), should be uploaded no later than 15 March 2019 to the website: https://jobs.math.leidenuniv.nl/2019/statistics/.