Professor of Applied Statistics

Faculty of Economics and Business – Amsterdam School of Economics

Publication date
11 April 2017
Level of education
Salary indication
€5,260 to €9,246 gross per month
Closing date
1 June 2017
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is one of the two schools of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Economics and Business. ABS has almost 3,000 students and the equivalent of 120 full-time academic staff. The school’s core subjects are Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, and Big Data / Business Analytics.

Six sections (Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, Leadership & Management, International Strategy & Marketing, and Operations Management) conduct research that is published in prestigious international journals. They also provide various degree programmes including a BSc programme and six MSc programmes, a wide range of post-doctoral programmes featuring three MBAs, five vocational programmes and Lean Six Sigma programmes, and an extensive portfolio of open courses and in-company projects.

To stimulate Big Data & Business Analytics, the school actively participates in Amsterdam Data Science, an all department initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Free University of Amsterdam (VU), the University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and the Center of Computer Science & Mathematics (CWI). Within Amsterdam Data Science, a large number of research projects on Data Science take place, both with a theoretical focus and with an applied / industry focus.

The school further participates in a university-wide Minor in Data Science at Bachelor level, a Master track in Digital Business, a Big Data track within the Master Econometrics, a MBA in Big Data & Business Analytics and several post-graduate programmes on Big Data & Business Analytics, including programmes on industrial statistics and Lean Six Sigma.

The new professor will be appointed at the Department of Operation Management of the Amsterdam Business School.

Job description

We are looking for someone who has an excellent track record of publications in the international journals and who we judge likely to continue doing so. Ability in the coming years to publish a significant number of articles in journals on the list of the ABS, including at the A* level, is essential. The new professor will participate in the research programme in industrial statistics and branch out to other areas within the school and the university (Operations Management, Quantitative Marketing, Econometrics, Business Analytics, Big Data). We expect the new professor to collaborate in research with other members of the section. In particular we hope that he/she will stimulate research by junior members of the staff. The new professor is required to be integrated into international research networks. This means international co-authors, stays at international universities, presentations at international conferences, and obtaining international research funding.

The new professor should have wide teaching experience, have obtained good results, and be experienced in the design and implementation of new courses. We are especially looking for somebody who can teach in the various executive (post-graduate) programmes, such as the MBA Big Data, the MSc Econometrics (Big Data track) and our various MSc programmes in business/management and finance. Furthermore, the candidate should be able to run courses in executive education, like Lean Six Sigma Black Belt courses.

Finally, we expect that the new professor takes on substantial managerial tasks, such as the directorships of one or more post-graduate programmes or similar.


The new professor:

  • has a PhD in Statistics;
  • has publications in leading international journals;
  • has evidence of international leadership in his/her research field;
  • has experience in the successful supervision of PhD candidates;
  • has experience in designing and implementing new courses for students;
  • has wide teaching experience, interest in teaching, and excellent teaching evaluations;
  • has the capability of initiating and organizing new research;
  • has experience in supervising and motivating academic research and the capability of building a strong research group.
  • is part of (a) wide (international) network(s) and has the contacts necessary to initiate national and international partnerships, not only with other universities and research institutes but also with business. Is able to liaise and negotiate with partners in multinational corporations.

Further information

For informal inquiries, please contact:

  • prof. R.J.M.M. Does
    T: +31(0)20 525 6024


Starting date will be so soon as possible or such other date as may be mutually agreed. Salary will be in accordance with Dutch academic salary scales. For professors this is between €5.260 and €9.246 gross per month (+16.3% holiday and end-year payments) dependent on experience and track record of the candidate. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Job application

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, cover letter, two research papers (published or unpublished) and the names and contact information of three references to: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Personnel Department via Please include job reference number 17-182.

Closing date is 1 June 2017. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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