Assistant Professor Methodology And Statistics (1.0 Fte, Tenured)

Utrecht University

Netherlands

June 10, 2022

Description

Assistant Professor Methodology and Statistics (1.0 FTE, tenured)

Job description

The Department of Methodology and Statistics (https: // www. uu.nl/en/organisation/methodology-and-statistics) has a job opening for a full-time Assistant Professor (tenured), requiring you to contribute to our educational and research programme. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences aspires to have a diverse body of staff and students and strives to create and sustain a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, in line with Utrecht University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

The candidate will be employed at the Department of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University. We provide teaching in methods and statistics within all Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and University College Utrecht. We offer the only two-year Master's degree programme exclusively focused on methodology and statistics in the social, biomedical, and behavioural sciences in the Netherlands (in cooperation with Twente University and the Biostatistics group of Utrecht University Medical Centre).

In collaboration with Statistics Netherlands we offer a track within this Master labelled European Master's of Official Statistics, granted by Eurostat. In addition, we participate in the one-year interdisciplinary Master's Applied Data Science (ADS), in the interdisciplinary minor on ADS, and in the ADS minor for Economists. Finally, we also teach courses for researchers and other professionals as part of the Summer School Utrecht, and we give advice to staff and students with respect to their research activities.

The position involves 60% teaching activities and 40% research time. Core tasks will include:

  • contributing to the Bachelor's and Master's programmes within the curriculum of Methodology and Statistics;
  • carrying out and supervising research within the scope of the research executed by the department of Methodology and Statistics;
  • contributing to acquiring substantial external research funding for the benefit of the research programme of the department of Methodology and Statistics.
  • Qualifications

    Teaching:

  • The candidate has experience with developing and coordinating academic courses in a team setting. Experience with teaching courses on qualitative research, psychometrics, or applied data science is an asset.
  • The candidate provides inspiring lectures and has an eye for the improvement of teaching methods, as evidenced by positive teaching assessments.
  • The candidate holds a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or is willing to acquire this qualification in the near future.

  • The candidate holds a PhD degree in the field of research methods, statistics, data science, computational social sciences, or an adjacent field.

  • The candidate has experience in conducting scientific research in the field of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, and/or research into applied data science.
  • The candidate has ideas about their own research line and how this fits in with the Department of Methodology and Statistics.
  • The candidate contributes to collectively acquiring external research funding for the benefit of the research programme of the department of Methodology and Statistics.
  • General

  • The candidate has good communication skills, a proactive work attitude, and works well within a team.
  • The candidate is willing to learn Dutch. We expect a relevant level of competence within two years of taking up the appointment.
  • The candidate has experience with and an interest in advising students and staff doing substantive social science with respect to methods and techniques of data analysis.
  • Offer

    We offer a full-time permanent (i.e., tenured) position (1.0 FTE). The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,821 and €5,943 (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information: working at Utrecht University.

    About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe, which provides research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology.

    Additional information

    For additional information, please contact K. van Kats by email: K.vanKats@uu.nl.

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Please upload your motivation letter and curriculum vitae information via the 'application' button below. Please note the following requirements with respect to the format:

    The “motivation letter and CV” must be contained in a single four-page pdf document, written with standard margins and font (e.g., Times New Roman 11). Please note that the combined document containing the motivation letter and curriculum vitae should be uploaded twice in the UU application system: once under motivation letter and once under CV.

    The four pages should contain the following:

  • The motivation letter is max 1 page and provides the motivation to apply for this position. Please also include which date and time (see below) you would be available for an interview.
  • CV is max 3 pages: choose the most relevant achievements with respect to teaching experiences, research, publications, and anything else you want us to know. For example:
  • page 2: your achievements with respect to teaching;
  • page 3: your achievements with respect to research;
  • page 4: anything else you would like us to know.
  • Beyond this, do not send additional materials. Do not include URLs in your application (e.g., to papers, repositories, websites) to inform us, we will base our evaluation solely on the four pages you submit. Choose what you want to share with us and focus on quality instead of quantity. Documents not in agreement with these requirements will not be considered.

    Depending on how Covid develops, we will inform candidates invited for an interview later whether interviews will be held in-person or online. The interviews will take place on:

    Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

    The application deadline is 10/06/2022

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