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Assistant Professors in Statistical Science (Tenure Track)

Vacancy number
Job type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
2.0-3.0 (2 to 3 positions)
External/ internal
Placed on
15 December 2020
Closing date
15 January 2021 Vacancy closed

The Faculty of Science and the Mathematical Institute are looking for multiple

Assistant Professors in Statistical Science (Tenure Track)

Project description
The Mathematical Institute at Leiden University in the Netherlands has several openings for new assistant professor positions in statistics. We are looking for the most talented individuals to strengthen the statistics group in the Mathematical Institute. We invite interested candidates to explore whether Leiden University is a potential match.

Key responsibilities

  • You develop your own identity as a statistician and you are expected to acquire national or European research grants to support your research line;
  • You are actively involved in teaching and contribute to the development of our curriculum;
  • Mastery of the Dutch language is not a requirement, but of course a long term goal.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD in Mathematics or a closely related field;
  • A track record in statistical research, as evidenced by publications in high rank journals, or otherwise strong evidence of high research potential;
  • Good communication skills and you are an inspiring teacher;
  • Good command of the English language.

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, she / he must be willing to obtain this qualification within two years. Within two years there’s a language proficiency of a minimum at level B2 Dutch required.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty, where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own scientific discipline. Their aim is to benefit science and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science includes mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programs. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,300 staff and almost 5,000 students. We are located in Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

The Mathematical Institute is one of the eight institutes within the Faculty of Science and has a strong international orientation. Its mission is to perform high quality research at the frontiers of mathematical knowledge, and to educate future generations of mathematicians and statisticians in a friendly but challenging environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We are proud that students have named us Top Teaching Institute for the fifth time.              

Terms and conditions
A Tenure Track position consisting of a temporary appointment for a period of six years maximum. The gross monthly salary at assistant professor level is between € 3.746,- and € 5.826,- depending on your level of experience.

Our Tenure Track is expected to lead to a tenured position as associate professor and grow into the role of a full professor. With our Tenure Track we offer you a clear and inviting career path to support you in the development of your personal and professional talents. It has a strong focus on coaching and training.  Read more about our Tenure Track at the website..

An appointment with Leiden University includes a pension build-up and other benefits; these include an annual holiday premium of 8%, an end-of-year premium of 8.3% and a paid parental leave of 62,5%. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

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

For any questions, you are welcome to contact Johannes Schmidt-Hieber, email schmidthieberaj@math.leidenuniv.nl.  

Written applications using the vacancy number and including a brief description of a research plan, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of at least three contact persons (who have been informed of this), should be submitted no later than January 15, 2021 to Martine Goderie-Vliegenthart, email m.l.goderie@math.leidenuniv.nl.

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