Assistant Professors (Tenure Track) in Graph Data Modelling and Analytics

The Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam calls o applications for Assistant Professors (Tenure Track) in Graph Data Modelling and Analytics.

They are looking for two assistant professors to strengthen our research related to the complete data pipeline, ranging from data generated by humans or machines, via data curation following the FAIR principles to data modeling and analytics. Algorithmic challenges include inductive and deductive reasoning and data analytics techniques, with a focus on graph data and graph representations in various challenging application domains, where representing different types of knowledge and data from heterogeneous sources plays an important role.

Applications in high-risk domains require models and technologies to improve the data quality and to increase both the transparency of data manipulation pipelines and the analysis technologies themselves. To achieve this, they are particularly interested in robustness and explainability, both for symbolic as well as neuro-symbolic approaches.


The tenure track/career track positions start at the level of assistant professor in the areas of research, education, and management (40%:40%:20%), and contain the following duties:

  • Setting up and leading a research line in the area of graph data modeling and analytics;
  • Performing research in this field and being or becoming visible in the international data community;
  • Teaching courses in the Bachelor and Master Artificial Intelligence and other relevant programs;
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. students;
  • Initiating and contributing to research grant proposals;
  • Contributing to administrative tasks.

Duration: 1.5 years with a view to a permanent position after a positive evaluation.


A gross monthly salary between €3,974 and a maximum €5,439 based on full-time employment.

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Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment;
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • solid pension scheme (ABP);
  • contribution to commuting expenses;
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package;
  • good paid parental leave arrangement;
  • the possibility to work partly from home (hybrid working);
  • on-campus child daycare, sports facilities, family support programs including dual career workshops, Dutch language class, tax & insurance workshop;
  • certain tax benefits (30% ruling) might apply to international candidates;
  • help and assistance with relocation (international candidates).

Job Requirements

Selection Assistant Professors (Tenure Track) in Graph Data Modelling and Analytics will be based on the following components:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related area;
  • An international research profile, demonstrated by publications in relevant journals and conferences;
  • Academic teaching experience including experience in the supervision of BSc and MSc theses;
  • Experience in the supervision of Ph.D. students;
  • Experience with attracting research funding.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to send their application via the apply button below and include the following:

  • a short motivation letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a 1-page research statement and
  • a 1-page teaching statement.

To apply for the Assistant Professors (Tenure Track) in Graph Data Modelling and Analytics click here.

Deadline: April 13, 2023.

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