Assistant Professor Methodology and Statistics (1.0 FTE, tenured)
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
For additional information, please contact K. van Kats by email:
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.
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