Assistant Professors in Mathematical Statistics and Stochastic Processes

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is seeking new colleagues who are passionate about scientific research and education for the position of Assistant Professors in Mathematical Statistics and Stochastic Processes.

In this position, candidates will develop their research lines. The appointment of an assistant professor initially lasts for 18 months and leads to a permanent contract. After a positive evaluation at the end of the first year, based on transparent criteria, the initial contract will be converted to a permanent position. Furthermore, a 5-year career track from Assistant Professor 2 (scale 11; UD2) to Assistant Professor 1 (scale 12; UD1) is offered. For exceptional, experienced candidates, an appointment as an associate professor is a possibility.

Applications from all groups currently underrepresented in academic posts are especially encouraged. VUA particularly welcomes applications from women and people with an ethnic minority background.


More specifically, research tasks will include:

  • Developing a (partially application-driven) research line in Mathematical Statistics and Stochastic Processes 
  • Contribute to the teaching of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate level 
  • Showing academic leadership, nationally and internationally
  • Participate in departmental activities and tasks, including writing grant proposals

Starting Date: September 1, 2024


  • Based on full-time employment and depending on experience, the gross monthly salary ranges from €4332 to €6737 in accordance with Dutch academic salary
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • good-paid parental leave scheme
  • flexible working hours

Job Requirements

The position of assistant professor in mathematical statistics and stochastic processes seeks candidates who:

  • Have a PhD in mathematics or statistics with a few years of postdoctoral experience
  • Have a strong research record, as witnessed by excellent publications, original research projects, and an international network
  • Are an effective lecturer
  • Have good communication and execution skills
  • Are fluent in English 
  • Have a basic teaching qualification (‘BKO’), as required by Dutch universities, or equivalent.
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Application Process

Applications should include:

  • cover letter,
  • research statement,
  • brief teaching statement,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • publication list,
  • as well as the contact details of three potential referees 

To apply for the position of Assistant Professor in Mathematical Statistics and Stochastic Processesclick here.

Deadline: February 04, 2024.

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