Assistant Professors / Postdocs in Econometrics and Data Science

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    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    19/12/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Amsterdam


We seek colleagues who contribute to building and extending the department’s reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Our research aims at having quality and impact. We publish in top international academic journals in our field. Our teaching focuses on econometrics, statistics and data science courses and student supervision. For Assistant Professorships, we offer a well-structured tenure track.

Your duties

  • doing innovative research and publish this research in the international top journals of your field
  • creating a stimulating learning environment for students in econometrics and data science at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD, Executive), and continue to collaborate with us to improve teaching quality
  • being active in acquiring additional research funds, both individually and as a team effort

More Information


A challenging position in a societally committed organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,790 (scale 10)
and a maximum €5,127 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system. The positions are full-time, but part-time can also be discussed.

The initial employment contract for an Assistant Professor will be for a period of 6 years, with the possibility of tenure. The tenure track position involves research (40%) and teaching (60%). At the end of the second year a mid-term performance evaluation will take place by the Tenure Track Committee (TTC). In the fifth year, the TTC will review your file in order to decide upon the tenured assignment, based on the assessment criteria of the Tenure Track system at SBE.
The Postdoc positions are for an initial period of 2 years, and can be extended by another 2 years and may in some cases also lead to tenure.

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 allowance based on public transport
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Additional comments

We recruit on a continuing basis and also aim to be present at a number of key job market events, if only virtually given the covid19 restrictions.
Applicants need to provide (via the application button below) their

  • application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching evaluations (if available)
  • a minimum of 2 reference letters should be sent separately to secretariaateconometrie.sbe@vu.nl

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your materials. Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Andre Lucas
Position: Professor of Financial Econometrics and Head of Department
E-mail: a.lucas@vu.nl

Name: Siem Jan Koopman
Position: Professor of Econometrics
E-mail: s.j.koopman@vu.nl

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • a PhD degree, specializing in econometrics, statistics, data science, or a related field
  • you have good experiences with teaching econometrics and data science courses, as evidenced by excellent evaluations
  • strong research potential, preferably evidenced by publications
  • you have a key interest in the development of theory and methodology in econometrics and data science
  • fluency in English

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
1081 HV
De Boelelaan 1105

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