Two Assistant Professors Methodology and Statistics (1.0 FTE)

Two Assistant Professors Methodology and Statistics (1.0 FTE)

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17 Oct 12 Nov Utrecht

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The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University is looking for two Assistant Professors Methodology and Statistics. Interested? Read more and apply here.

Job description

The Department of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University is looking for two Assistant Professors Methodology and Statistics. The Department of Methodology & Statistics provides 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. The Department offers the only two-year master’s degree programme exclusively centred 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 the Department offers a track within this Master labelled European Master of Official Statistics, granted by Eurostat. The Department also advises 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, 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.

Tasks
The 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;
  • carrying out and supervising research within the scope of the research programme;
  • contributing to the acquiring of substantial external research funding for the benefit of the research programme.

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

We are looking for two colleagues who have:

  • a PhD degree in the field of Methodology and Statistics;
  • experience in conducting scientific research in the field of quantitative research methods, ideally applied data science, multilevel or structural equation modelling;
  • scientific creativity and productivity, as evidenced by having recent (international) peer-reviewed publications;
  • the ability to contribute to the acquiring of external research funding for the benefit of the research programme;
  • experience with developing and coordinating academic courses in a team setting;
  • the ability to to provide inspiring lectures and an eye for the improvement of teaching methods, as evidenced by positive teaching assessments;
  • a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or are willing to acquire this qualification in the near future;
  • good communication skills, a proactive work attitude, and are able to work within a team;
  • the willingness to learn Dutch. We expect a relevant level of competence within two years of taking up the appointment;
  • work experience outside Utrecht University (ideally).

Conditions of employment

We offer two temporary fulltime positions for a period of three years, upon a positive evaluation after one year. Your salary will range from a minimum of €3,637 to a maximum of €5,656 per month based on a full-time appointment (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, we offer attractive and flexible secondary terms of employment such as an annual holiday pay of 8%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year and partially paid parental leave. We also provide an attractive working environment and a vibrant research climate.

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 providing research and academic teaching in interdisciplinary social science, cultural anthropology, educational sciences, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Research and teaching activities are concentrated in five areas: Behaviour in Social Contexts; Child and Adolescent Studies; Cognitive and Clinical Psychology; Education and Learning; and Methodology and Statistics.

More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues.

Specifications

  • Professor, associate professor, assistant professor & lecturer
  • Behaviour and society
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1067763

Employer

Location

Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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