Two Assistant Professors Methodology and Statistics, tenured (1.0 FTE)

Two Assistant Professors Methodology and Statistics, tenured (1.0 FTE)

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7 May 31 May Utrecht

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Job description

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 of Official Statistics, granted by Eurostat. In addition, we participate in the one-year interdisciplinary master 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 research of the Department of Methodology and Statistics focuses on methods and techniques for the social and behavioural sciences and comprises topics like: research synthesis techniques, longitudinal studies, SEM and multilevel analyses, survey research, Bayesian statistics, ADS, and qualitative research. Additionally, our department plays an active role in the Utrecht University focus area Applied Data Science and collaborates with the strategic themes Dynamics of Youth and Institutions for Open Societies.

The Department of Methodology and Statistics has a job opening for two full-time assistant professors (tenured) requiring you to contribute to our educational and research programme.

Tasks
Both positions involves 60% teaching activities and 40% research time. The core tasks will include:

  • contributing to the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes within the curriculum of Methodology and Statistics and/or the ADS programmes to which we contribute;
  • carrying out and supervising research within the scope of the research executed by the department of Methodology and Statistics;
  • contributing to the acquiring of substantial external research funding for the benefit of the research programme of the department of Methodology and Statistics.

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

Teaching

  • The candidate has experience with developing and coordinating academic courses in a team setting. Experience with teaching courses on qualitative research or ADS is appreciated.
  • The candidate is able to provide 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.

Research

  • The candidate holds a PhD degree in the field of methodology and statistics, data science, computational social sciences or an adjacent field.
  • The candidate has experience in conducting scientific research in the field of qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods or applied data science.
  • The candidate has ideas about their own research line and how this fits within the Department of Methodology and Statistics.
  • The candidate is able to contribute to the (collective) acquiring of 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 is able to work 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.

Conditions of employment

We offer a fulltime permanent (i.e., tenured) position. Your salary will range from a minimum of €3,746 to a maximum of €5,826 per month based on a full-time appointment (i.e. salary scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). The salary is supplemented with an annual holiday pay of 8%, and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year.

We encourage you to grow professionally, and we support a healthy work-life balance. That’s why we offer employment benefits such as professional development, leave arrangements, partially paid parental leave and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment via the Employment Conditions Selection Model.

And that's not all. We are happy with you as a new employee and are happy to give you a warm welcome. To that end, we host a good introduction process for our new colleagues where we will introduce you and show you around our Faculty and University.

For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.

Employer

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. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe for research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. We are a faculty at the heart of society and one which cooperates closely with others. Our almost 6,000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. We have approximately 900 faculty and staff members, who all work closely together to educate and train young talent and to research and find solutions to scientific and societal issues. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth and Institutions for Open Societies.

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.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5826 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1151022

Employer

Location

Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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