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Full or Associate professor in Mathematical Statistics

Faculty of Science - Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

Full or Associate professor in Mathematical Statistics
Publication date 17 April 2019
Closing date 31 May 2019
Level of education PhD
Hours 38 hours per week
Salary indication €5,039 to €8,127 gross per month
Vacancy number 19-248

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is inviting applications for a full professor in Mathematical Statistics.

Research area

The KdVI statistics group covers a variety of topics in statistics. This ranges from theoretical work on the performance and design of procedures in high-dimensional, or nonparametric models, to more applied work in areas such as forensic statistics or climate science. The statistics group operates within the stochastics programme, which coordinates the Grativation Programme NETWORKS, and in which topics such as probability theory, stochastic analysis, mathematical finance and queuing theory are covered.

Within the Faculty of Science there are interesting related research groups. In particular in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning there are closely related activities within the Institute Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and within the Informatics Institute (IvI). An interesting development is the recent launching of the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI), which promotes public-private partnerships in the general area of AI.

We are seeking a full professor in Statistics whose research connects to the emerging fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence and their application. You will actively engage in collaboration with other research groups within the faculty of science focussing on these themes. In the near future the KdVI statistics group will have one or more open positions at associate / assistant professor level that will strengthen the research focus. Your research vision will be an important aspect for the hiring process.

Many important activities in mathematical statistics are organised on a national level in The Netherlands. We are actively involved in these national efforts, for instance through the national research cluster STAR, one of the four mathematics clusters funded by the national science foundation NWO, and various national seminar series such as the Van Dantzig seminar, The Bayes Club and the Thematic Seminar. We also contribute to the national programme Mastermath by offering courses on statistics on a master and PhD level.

Job description

You are expected to

  • shape our statistics research programme, to publish in high-level international journals, to present at leading conferences, and to supervise PhD students;
  • with your research group, carry responsibility for and to take part in teaching efforts of our programmes in statistics, statistics and financial mathematics, forensic science, including supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and to teach in the national master programme;
  • strengthen the coherence within the statistics programme, between the other research programmes at the KdVI and/or in the faculty, and to take part in the research activities of the STAR cluster;
  • be able to acquire external funding;
  • foster collaborations with other institutes and/or companies, and to contribute to (joint) research projects;
  • contribute to valorisation of mathematical research.


You are expected to

  • have a strong research vision, and a track record of engagement within your department and across the wider mathematical or scientific community;
  • have an excellent track record of publications and research grant acquisition;
  • have a keen interest in pursuing excellence in teaching and in supervising undergraduate and graduate students, witnessed by positive evaluations;
  • be fluent in English, both written and spoken;
  • be able to teach in Dutch within two years after appointment.

Further information

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The starting date of the appointment is flexible but preferably 1 September 2019. Although the vacancy is for a full professor, the position is also open for promising candidates on an associate professorship (UHD) level. In that case a tenure track position leading to a full professorship will be offered. The gross monthly salary of the Associate professor position (UHD) will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel and will range from €5,039 up to a maximum of €6,738 (salary scale 13/14). The gross monthly salary of the Full professor will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel and will range from €5,582 up to a maximum of €8,127 (salary scale HL2).

At any appointment level, the salary is based on a full-time appointment and depending on qualifications, expertise and on the number of years of professional experience. The total salary includes an additional 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus, under the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

The KdVI strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

You may apply no later than 31 May 2019 using the link below. Please upload the following information in a single PDF file:

  • a cover letter and a statement summarizing your motivation (max 1 page);
  • your previous research accomplishments and your future research goals (max 2 pages);
  • your teaching statement (max 2 pages);
  • a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, and a list of your best five papers;
  • a list of your grants and scholarships;
  • names and contact coordinates (email and telephone numbers) of three references.


No agencies please

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