Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Data Science
Advertiser: Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Behavioral Economics - Computational Economics - Statistics
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: P.O. Box 15867, Roetersstraat 11, AMSTERDAM, --International--, 1018 WB, Netherlands
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2024-09-01
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2024
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
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The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) at the University of Amsterdam seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor in Data Science (tenure track).

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD degree in Economics, Physics, Psychology or Sociology, with ample experience in data science. We seek candidates with a high potential for creative and independent research, the willingness to collaborate and interact with members of the team, the ability to teach courses in statistics, econometrics and data science to undergraduate and graduate students, and the ability to communicate research in seminars, conferences and in the classroom.

Assistant Professor appointments are 6-year tenure-track positions, with a tenure decision based on proven excellence in research and teaching. The ASE offers competitive European salaries. The gross monthly salary during the first three years as Assistant Professor will typically be, depending on experience and potential, between €5,090 and €5,929 (salary scale 11) + 16.3% holiday and end-year payments. This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the salary scales and the collective labor agreement regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. Researchers from outside the Netherlands can apply for a temporary tax reduction. The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a very attractive pension scheme. The teaching load is moderate and all teaching is in English. We also offer assistance in finding accommodation and career support for partners. More information about working at the UvA can be found here.


The selected candidate will work with large data sets in an interdisciplinary team of researchers on the project Emergent Phenomena in Society: Polarization, Segregation and Inequality (PSI), a joint effort between the faculties of Economics and Business, Science, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Law. This project aims at a an integrated understanding of PSI by applying models from statistical physics and computational sciences to large individual-level data sets.

The University of Amsterdam is a top 100 university in the THE and QS rankings. It offers an inspiring, collaborative and international research environment right in the heart of Amsterdam. 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 Amsterdam School of Economics is among the top economics research institutes in Europe. The School has a strong focus on producing outstanding research and world-class teaching, and is highly active in international academic networks. Its researchers actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute, the graduate school of the ASE. The ASE is known for its ambitious and supportive culture with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment.

Interested candidates are invited to apply via EconJobMarket.org. Applicants should provide their CV, two reference letters, a research paper, information about their teaching experience, and a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests. Interviews will be conducted at the European Job Market for Economists in December 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present one of their papers at a job seminar. For further information and questions please contact Professor Jan Tuinstra (j.tuinstra@uva.nl), head of the section Quantitative Economics.

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