Assistant Professor in Methodology and Statistics (0.8 – 1.0 fte)

Assistant Professor in Methodology and Statistics (0.8 – 1.0 fte)

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15 Apr 16 May Rotterdam

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The Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applicants for an Assistant professor position in Methodology and Statistics. As an assistant professor in Methodology and Statistics (M&S) you will contribute to teaching (60%) as well as research (40%) in the section of M&S of the department.

The M&S section consists of about ten motivated colleagues ranging from PhD candidates to assistant, associate and full Professors. Together they enthusiastically coordinate and teach the statistics courses in the Bachelor and Master programmes of Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences, with emphasis on Bachelor courses. You will contribute to the teaching and coordinating of these courses in close cooperation with your M&S colleagues. Because the courses are taught to Dutch ánd international students, it is important that you have the ability to communicate in Dutch as well as in English orally and in written form at C1 level. You will also contribute to and collaborate on projects within the section’s research program, which is mainly (but not exclusively) focused on the development and the application of methodology and statistical techniques within our research themes: a) Meta-analysis & Replication research, b) Experienced Sampling Methods and, c) Evidence based research & Validation. Collaboration with researchers from other disciplines is highly valued.

In accordance to the Faculty standards, you will be required to publish in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed academic journals in the area of methodology and (applied) statistics, acquire research funding and disseminate scientific knowledge.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • You have a PhD in statistics, psychological methods, psychometrics or a related field;
  • You have prior teaching experience and the proven ability to inspire students;
  • You are in possession of a Basic Qualification Teaching (BKO) or you are willing to achieve this qualification.
  • You have high quality scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • You have experience in carrying out scientific research independently;
  • You have experience in acquiring research grants;
  • You have excellent written and oral skills both in Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Your initial employment term will be for one year, but this may be extended if your performance proves satisfactory. Your remuneration will depend on the position, your specific knowledge and experience It will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between EUR 3.746,- and 5.826,- gross per year (salary scale 11/12, CAO NU ). Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library. We value diversity and believe that a diversity of talents contributes to our vision and strategy to excel as a university on research and education. This means that we are looking for a person who can complement our team well.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit

Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies (DPECS)

The Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies provides education and research in the area of pedagogical and psychological sciences and is embedded within the Faculty of Social Science. The education is characterized by a successful and innovative didactical approach: problem based learning in combination with extensive professional and academic skills training. Our bachelor and master tracks receive top rankings each year.


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5826 per month
  • ESSB/20210415


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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