Junior Lecturer (Junior Docent) in Business Analytics and/or Data Science

The Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, invites applications for a Junior Lecturer in Business Analytics and/or Data Science.

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De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 2588 - € 4084 per maand


The junior lecturer position is in the Department of Mathematics, falls under the umbrella of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and concerns activities within and related to our business analytics programs. The bachelor and master Business Analytics are state-of-the-art programs relying on methods from mathematics and computer science geared towards business applications. Within these programs, there is much attention for the connection between students and their education.

We seek a new colleague who is passionate about mathematical education, in particular within the context of business analytics or data science. Personal development, development as a lecturer and academic development are important aspects of the position. Besides teaching, the junior lecturer will
•actively participate in projects to further develop and innovate the education;
•help to further improve the connection between students and their education by giving personalized advice to students on academic skills;
•have the option to acquire a basic qualification in teaching (‘BKO’);
•have the opportunity to deepen her/his knowledge, to work on academic innovations and to build a portfolio in the context of education as a preparation for various career paths (Lecturer VO, lecturer HBO, policy WO or education professional in the business community).

The candidate will be expected to
• act as a tutor for first year bachelor students in Business Analytics and participate in the improvement of the tutor program;
• contribute to the educational programs of Business Analytics (bachelor and master);
• supervise internships;
• contribute to the promotional activities for high school students;
• initiate and participate in innovation projects related to educational improvement;
• coordinate administrative tasks in relation with the bachelor and master programs Business Analytics.


The successful candidate must have completed a PhD or Master in mathematics with specialization business analytics or data science, or a PhD or Master in a related area (like operations research, statistics, data mining or machine learning), and a proven affinity with education.
In addition, the candidate must
• be an inspiring lecturer;
• have solid knowledge of business analytics;
• possess good organizational skills;
• have strong communication skills;
• be able to successfully collaborate in a team of staff members;
• be fluent in English.


The junior lecturer position is ideally suited for starting teachers. The appointment is for 4 years and 2 months, including a period of probation of 2 months. The starting date is as soon as possible.

You can find more information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment via our website like:
• remuneration of 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
• possibilities to work part-time;
• a minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
• discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance);
• a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge.

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations and, depending on education and experience, will range from a minimum of € 2588,00 gross per month up to a maximum of € 4084,00 gross per month (salary scale 10) based on a fulltime employment.

Additional information

For additional information please contact: dr. René Bekker.


Faculty of Science
Research at the Faculty of Science focuses on the areas of Life & Health, Networked World, Fundamentals of Science, and Energy & Sustainability. The faculty’s teaching activities are directly linked to this excellent research. Cooperation with other faculties on the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam campus generates attractive, high-quality bachelor’s and master’s programs. At international level, the faculty cooperates closely with leading scientific institutes and other partners.

Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics strives after excellence in research. In the department purely mathematical research is balanced with mathematical research motivated by applications. Researchers at the department are on the one hand active on a fundamental and theoretical level, and on the other hand work in an applied and practical environment with links to many sciences and societal issues. The department has a strong international research staff with expertise in dynamical systems, geometry, algebra and topology, and stochastics (statistics, data analytics, probability). In stochastics the applications range from neuroscience, genetics and forensics to business optimization and finance. The stochastics group is also engaged in the Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics (www.acba.nl), which aims at developing, disseminating and exploiting business analytics and data science knowledge and applications by bringing together businesses and scientific research. ACBA supports organizations to consider, design and undertake applied research studies concerning analytics.

The department offers bachelor and master programs in mathematics and in business analytics, as well as a master program in stochastics and financial mathematics. In addition, the department provides mathematics courses for other programs of the Faculty of Science, for programs of other faculties in the university, and for the Amsterdam University College.


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