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PhD - Junior Lecturer position in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for the position of a PhD student who also wants to contribute to the …

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De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 32 uur
€ 2836 - € 4474 per maand


The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for the position of a PhD student who also wants to contribute to the educational program of the department as a junior lecturer (and thus acquire teaching experience). The fully-funded position is for six years.

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2022, or before.

You will spend 50% of your time working on your PhD research. The research can be in any area of applied or pure mathematics that falls within the expertise available in the department.
In your application you should indicate who you would like your PhD advisor to be (it is essential to contact her/him before applying), and mention the research topic you want to pursue.

The remainder of your time is devoted to educational activities (40%), such as lecturing, supervising internships, working with students to improve their academic skills, initiating and participating in innovation projects related to educational improvement, as well as coordination and organizational tasks (10%) related to the educational programs. The mathematics department hosts two state-of-the-art bachelor and master programs in Mathematics and Business Analytics. The precise tasks will be determined in consultation, taking into account your background and interests as well as the needs of the department. You will also acquire a basic qualification in teaching ('BKO').

Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are particularly encouraged. We are working to improve the present gender balance within the department, and particularly welcome applications from women.

Your duties

  • doing research towards writing a PhD thesis (50% of your time)
  • teaching (40% of your time), as well as some organizational activities (10%).


  • a (prospective) MSc. degree in Mathematics (or an equivalent thereof) with excellent results
  • some experience in teaching (e.g. as a TA)
  • a desire to develop both your research and teaching skills
  • strong communication skills in English


A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,836 (at the start) and a maximum of €3,548 (in the sixth year). The job profile is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The appointment will be for 6 years. Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • good paid parental leave scheme
  • child daycare facilities available on campus
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button by March 1, 2022 and upload: a cover letter, a CV, a brief teaching statement , a list of courses and grades at the MSc level, a (draft) MSc thesis if available, and the names and e-mail addresses of two references (e.g your MSc thesis advisor and someone who can say something about your teaching).

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

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

Name: Daniele Avitabile
Position: Associate Professor of Mathematics
E-mail: d.avitabile@vu.nl