Assistant professor in Statistics

Faculty of Economics and Business – Amsterdam Business School

Publication date
15 August 2017
Level of education
Salary indication
€3,475 to €5,405 gross per month
Closing date
1 October 2017
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is part of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Economics and Business. ABS Master in Business Adminisration was #1 ranked in 2016 and the school is internationally recognised triple-crown accredited. It has around 3,000 full-time students and 120 FTE academic staff. One of the school’s core focus areas is the application of Data Science in all areas of business studies: Marketing, Finance, Operations Management, HR, Accounting and Strategy.

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 VU University Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and the Center for Mathematics & Computer Science (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 / industrial focus.

The school further participates in an 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.

Finally, the school participates in the Tinbergen Institute, a globally top 5% ranked institute for (Business) Economic and Econometric research of the University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Job description

The new tenure-track Assistant is a specialist in statistics, with a focus on Business Applications.

The job consists of:

  • teaching Statistics, Econometrics and preferably also Machine Learning courses and thesis supervision at Bachelor, Master and PhD level. Time dedicated to teaching activities will be around 50% of total working time;
  • conducting Research Projects related to the applications of Statistics and Econometrics to Business problems. Application may be in any relevant domain of business, including Marketing, Finance, Operations Management, HR or Strategy. Time dedicated to research activities will be around 50% of total working time;
  • attracting governmental and industry funding for these research projects;
  • some managerial tasks.


To qualify for the position, a candidate should:

  • have a PhD in Statistics, Econometrics or Applied Mathematics;
  • have published and/or submitted articles to international top-tier journals;
  • have demonstrated excellent teaching skills;
  • have shown success in attracting research grants and/or industry sponsored projects;
  • possess a relevant international academic and/or industry network.

Further information

Applicants who require further information about these positions may contact:


We offer a challenging job with ample opportunity for personal development in an attractive international work environment. ABS is a growing, research driven business school at an internationally recognized university that has the ambition to become a leading international player in the field of management research and education. ABS is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the cultural and financial capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam offers a cosmopolitan living environment with excellent connections to the rest of the world.

The appointee at the assistant professor level will be offered a tenure track position for six years. Upon meeting the tenure track criteria, a permanent contract as Associate professor will be offered.

Salary will be in accordance with Dutch academic salary scales and include a pension scheme. 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), teaching evaluations (if available) and three reference letters to: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Personnel Department via Please include job reference number 17-413 and send your applications before 2 October 2017. #LI-DNP

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