The Department Methodology and Statistics at Maastricht University has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Methodology and Statistics (1.0 fte)

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 23 Mar 2023

The Department Methodology and Statistics at Maastricht University has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Methodology and Statistics (1.0 fte)
The Department Methodology and Statistics at Maastricht University has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Methodology and Statistics (1.0 fte)
Published Deadline Location
yesterday 23 Mar Maastricht

Job description

The assistant professor will perform three roles: teaching, research, and statistical consultancy. As teacher of statistics course(s) at the bachelor and master levels in the study programs Health Sciences and Global Studies, and possibly also in another bachelor program, you will be involved in all teaching aspects, including development, coordination, implementation and assessment. As researcher, you will do statistical research independently, but in collaboration with your colleagues of the interfaculty Methodology & Statistics department of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life sciences (FHML) and the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN). Your research is preferably, but not necessarily, in one of the four following domains: causal inference, Bayesian inference, multilevel/mixed regression modeling, structural equations modeling. . Consultancy will be both to students (statistics advising for theses) and to staff.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)

  • MSc plus PhD degree in Statistics, Psychometrics, Biometrics, Econometrics or similar;
  • Experience with statistics or methodology teaching to students of behavioral, social or medical sciences, with positive evaluations by students and educational management;
  • Excellent mathematical and computer programming skills;
  • Good knowledge of Python, or else of R (and willingness to learn Python then);
  • Knowledge of SPSS or willingness to learn it;
  • Expertise in any of the four research domains mentioned in the job description is a plus;
  • Good writing and expressional skills in the English language
  • Willingness to learn Dutch (passive and active) if you are not fluent in Dutch yet;
  • Independence, persistence, strong conceptual and analytical abilities, creativity, ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, proactive attitude, and clear and structured presentation skills.

Conditions of employment

We offer a full-time position (38 hours/week) at the Department Methodology of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

You will be employed temporarily for 12 or 18 months (depending on your employment history) as assistant professor (level 2) and will co-develop and agree to specific development goals. Towards the end of this contract period and upon satisfactory performance, this initially 12 or 18 months position will become permanent. Your development goals will also allow you to grow further to the position of assistant professor (level 1).

The salary depends on academic qualifications and experience. The salary will be set between minimum gross month salary € 3,974 and maximum gross month salary of
€ 5,439 based on a full-time employment and in accordance with scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. For people recruited from abroad a reduced income tax rate may apply.
Maastricht University has attractive employment conditions, which include a pension scheme, holidays, holiday allowance (8%) and an end of year bonus (8.3%) and partially paid parental leave.

The university’s relocation policy stipulates that you need to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If not already living in Maastricht (or its surroundings), you could be eligible for an allowance for moving costs.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website  > About UM > Working at UM .

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. 
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Department of Methodology and Statistics

The assistant professor will work in the Department of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. This Department works closely together with the dept. of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University, under a common leadership. Together, these two departments comprise 17 staff members from PhD student to full Professor, and provide the statistics education in six different Bachelor programs and various master and PhD courses. Current research is on multilevel/mixed models, mixture models, clustering techniques, optimal design and sample sizes, missing data methods, and reliability and agreement analysis of intensive longitudinal data. Further, the department offers statistical consulting and support for advanced data analyses to researchers from other departments.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact:

Prof. dr. Gerard van Breukelen, Chair, Department Methodology and Statistics FHML and FPN, Tel. 00 31 (0)43 3882258 (Tuesday) or 3884001 (Wednesday)

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