Assistant Professor in methodology, applied statistics, or data science (full-time, 2-3 years)

Assistant Professor in methodology, applied statistics, or data science (full-time, 2-3 years)

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14 Jan 4 Feb Tilburg

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Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University is looking for an Assistant Professor in methodology, applied statistics, or data science (full-time, 2-3 years)

Job description


As a lecturer, you teach research methods and applied statistics courses in the bachelor programs (Psychology, Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies, and Sociology), in the two research master programs of our School, in the Data Science programs, or in the Liberal Arts and Science program of Tilburg University. Teaching includes coordinating courses, teaching lectures and practicals, creating exams, and supervising bachelor and master theses. Teaching load is around 60%.

For the remaining time (40%), you conduct independent and collaborative research on themes that are relevant to the school and the department: e.g., latent variable modelling, applied statistics, data science methods, survey methodology, qualitative or mixed-methods, or meta-research. 


Tilburg University


We are looking for an ambitious and talented researcher and dedicated teacher with a (nearly completed) PhD in methodology and statistics (including psychometrics, sociometrics, mixed/qualitative methods, or data science methods) focused on the social or behavioral sciences. Candidates should have a promising (early career) track record in publishing research findings in recognized scientific journals in the field, affinity with teaching, and supervising students. We expect the candidate to hold or acquire the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ or BKO in Dutch).

Conditions of employment

The Assistant Professor position entails a first contract for one year and an extension with one or two additional years if performance is satisfactory. The full-time salary for the position ranges between € 3746 and € 5127 gross per month based on scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities (not included are various allowances). Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The university offers very good fringe benefits, such as an options model for terms and conditions of employment and excellent reimbursement of moving expenses. 


Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg University is a specialized university with a high international reputation that strives to advance society by deepening the understanding of that society through research and education. The Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers excellent, innovative education aimed at preparing students to become future leaders by focusing on knowledge, skills, and character building. The School offers a varied range of Bachelor and Master programs to its 3000 students and is organized around the motto of "Understanding Society". The school’s intellectually stimulating working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Department of Methodology and Statistics

The Department of Methodology and Statistics conducts excellent research in methods and statistics applied to social and behavioral sciences and is responsible for teaching methodology and statistics in the Bachelor and Research Master programs of the School. The department is a member of the graduate school Interuniversity Graduate School for Psychometrics and Sociometrics (IOPS) and participates in the Tilburg Experience Sampling Center (TESC), the Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic diseases (CoRPS), and the Data Science Center Tilburg (DSC/t). Its research program focuses on latent variable models of individual differences (structural equation models, factor analysis, latent class and finite mixture models, item response models), applied statistics and data science (Bayesian modelling, high dimensional data analysis, database integration), survey methodology (response styles, sampling, norming), and meta-research (publication bias, meta-analysis, statistical decision-making). The department has a strong tradition of working with the other (substantive) research programs in our School. 


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 17128



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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