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Assistant professor in social or behavioral data science (Tenure Track, full-time)

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is looking for an
Assistant professor in social or behavioral data science
(Tenure Track, full-time)
for the Department of Methodology and Statistics

2 maanden geleden


Warandelaan, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
€ 3746 - € 5127 per maand



As a researcher (50% of the time), you conduct excellent research on (novel) data science methods applied to the social and behavioral sciences. The research focuses on developing and validating algorithms and (computational) models to analyze complex, high dimensional, or large data sets from social and behavioral sciences. Methods include Bayesian modelling, database integration, supervised and unsupervised learning, data mining, and machine learning. The candidate is also expected to collaborate with (substantive) researchers in our School and others in applying the new methods.

As a lecturer, you teach courses in research methods, data science, and applied statistics in the joint TU/e - TiU data science Bachelor, in the Data Science and Society master program, and in other programs to which our department contributes. Teaching includes coordinating one or two courses, teaching lectures and tutorials, and supervising research internships, bachelor theses, and master theses. The position also involves contributing to management.


We are looking for an ambitious and talented researcher and dedicated teacher with a (nearly completed) PhD in data science methods with a focus on the social or behavioral sciences.
Candidates have an excellent (early career) track record in publishing research findings in recognized scientific journals in the field, should have affinity with teaching, and some experience in teaching and/or supervising students. We expect the candidate to hold or acquire the Basic Educational Qualification (BKO).


The Tenure-track Assistant Professor position entails a five-year contract, with the possibility of tenure (and furthering one’s growth potential) thereafter. Depending on the candidates’ experience, the full-time salary for the position ranges between € 3746 and € 5127 gross per month based on scales 11-12 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities (not included are various allowances). Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The university offers very good fringe benefits, such as an options model for terms and conditions of employment and excellent reimbursement of moving expenses.

Additional information

Additional information about Tilburg University and the Department of Methodology and Statistics (MTO) can be retrieved from: www.tilburguniversity.edu.

Specific information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. dr. J. M. Wicherts, tel. +31-13-4663215, email: J.M.Wicherts@tilburguniversity.edu or dr. K. Van Deun, tel. +31-13-4662286, email: K.VanDeun@tilburguniversity.edu.