Assistant professor Data Engineering

Assistant professor Data Engineering

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29 May 24 Jul Amsterdam

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Job description

The Informatics Institute (IvI) is seeking a tenure track assistant professor focused on the intersection of artificial intelligence and data engineering.

You will be joining the newly formed INtelligent Data Engineering Lab (INDE Lab). The lab's broad aim is to tackle problems relating to the preparation, management, integration and reuse of data using empirical insights into data science practice. The lab is situated within Amsterdam’s larger data science and artificial intelligence ecosystem (e.g., and values practice-informed and interdisciplinary research and outreach.

We strongly encourage applications coming from a unique perspective. Tell us how your background fits with the aims of the lab even if your profile is slightly different from the profile / requirements written below.

The new assistant professor is expected to contribute not only to the development of the research lab through world class research but also to the IvI's education program. The program includes bachelor's and masters’ programs in information science, data science and artificial intelligence. Teaching will be approximately 30% of the total allocated time for the function (38 hours per week).

Additionally, you will be expected to acquire your own funding from sources such as the national funding agency NWO, EU funding via H2020 and industry. Finally, contributions to outreach, both in terms of engaging with the media as well as applying the state of the art research tools to applications in society are valued. UvA spinoffs that bring technology to industry and society are highly encouraged.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


The successful candidate will have a background in database systems, natural language processing, information science or artificial intelligence. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): automated knowledge base construction, information integration, semi-structured/semantic data management, and machine learning for data 

The profile we are looking for:

  • PhD degree in Computer Science or closely related field;
  • experience at the postdoctoral level;
  • a strong publication record as demonstrated by international peer reviewed publications;
  • proven experience building systems and developing algorithms;
  • proven experience in applying for research funding;
  • a track record and affinity for teaching and supervision (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), preferably with a certificate of academic teaching quality (e.g. Dutch BKO).​

International research experience is preferred as is a highly collaborative and enthusiastic approach.

Conditions of employment

It is a temporary appointment (5 years) with a tenure track agreement. During this period the candidate should show his/her competence in science and teaching/education. In the fifth year of the appointment, the tenure decision will be taken. This implies that you will be offered a permanent position after a positive assessment and evaluation.
The type of appointment depends on experience and scientific profile of the selected candidate. The Committee will make an offer pending the vacancy and the experience and track record of the candidate.
The full-time gross monthly salary of the assistant professor position (UD 2/UD 1 in the Dutch system) will be in accordance with the University of Amsterdam’s regulations for academic personnel and will range from €3,637 to €5,656 (salary scale 11/12) depending on qualifications and on the number of years of professional experience. The Collective Labour Agreement (Cao) of Dutch Universities is applicable. There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8,3%. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants.


University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Informatics Institute

The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.Prof. Marcel Worring Director, Informatics Institute

We prefer to select specific topics and pursue them from methods in informatics and engineering, rather than make a choice for fundamental versus engineering science. As part of our research mission, we maintain strategic multi-disciplinary research links inside and outside the University of Amsterdam.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 19-352


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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