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Assistant Professors in Statistics (Tenure Track)

Vacancy number
Job type
Academic staff
External/ internal
Placed on
23 December 2021
Closing date
14 February 2022 Vacancy closed

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

Assistant Professors in Statistics (Tenure Track)

Vacancy number: 21-679

The Mathematical Institute at Leiden University in the Netherlands has positions for assistant professor TT in statistics.

Key Responsibilities

The holder of the post is expected to:

  • develop own identity as a researcher;
  • acquire national or European research grants to support the own research line;
  • be actively involved in teaching and contribute to the development of our curriculum;
  • (co-)supervise students from master in Mathematics and in Statistics and PhD students.

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates are expected to:

  • hold a PhD in Mathematics or Statistics
  • have a track record (evidenced by publications in highly ranked journals), in the subjects of:
  • statistical research, or
  • machine learning, as long as the research is primarily mathematical in nature;
  • have good communication skills and experience in teaching;
  • have a good command of the English language.

Additional Requirements to fulfill after hiring

  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). Newly hired staff, not already holding this qualification or equivalent, are required to obtain within two years;
  • Newly hired staff not already holding a Dutch language proficiency diploma at level B2 or higher, are required to obtain such diploma within two years.

Research at our faculty

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 ranges from mathematics, computer 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.

For more information, see https://workingat.leiden.edu/ , https://www.science.leidenuniv.nl and https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/about-faculty-of-science/diversity

The Mathematical Institute (MI) is one of the eight institutes within the Faculty of Science and it 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. MI students have named MI Top Teaching Institute for the fifth year in a row.

MI tenure track

A Tenure Track position at MI is a temporary appointment as assistant professor, for a period of six years.

MI’s Tenure Track is expected to lead to a tenured position as associate professor, from which one can grow into the role of a full professor. MI’s Tenure Track is a clear career path to foster the development of young academics personal and professional talent. 

Read more about our Tenure Track at: https://www.staff.universiteitleiden.nl/human-resources/hr-policy-and-code-of-conduct/hr-policy/career-policy-academic-staff/science/fnw-board-office?cf=science&cd=fnw-board-office#tab-2.

Employment conditions

The gross monthly salary of an assistant professor at MI is between € 3.807,- and € 5.922,- depending on the experience demonstrated at hiring.

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.

Information and application

For any questions, contact prof. dr. Marta Fiocco (m.fiocco@math.leidenuniv.nl) +31 (0)71 527 7144

Applications must be submitted before 15 February, 2022 https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/19222 

The application must contain:

  • cover letter
  • detailed research plan 
  • curriculum vitae 
  • list of all publications
  • two reference persons (name, affiliation and email address) who may be contacted during the selection process.

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