Assistant Professor in Data Science
The Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Data Science.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a cutting-edge research programme in any of artificial intelligence, deep learning, or a related field. The candidate will lead multidisciplinary research teams, participate in teaching in educational programmes, and pursue strategies to translate research results into innovation. We are looking for independent researchers who will seek out and lead local, regional and international collaborations. We welcome applicants whose research has led to, or has the potential to lead to real-world applications and/or strong collaborations with industry.
Applicants should fulfill the following main requirements:
- PhD degree in data science, artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics, or a related field;
- At least 2 years of experience in an academic environment after the PhD period;
- Excellence in research and a track record of obtaining research funding;
- Experience and excellence in teaching;
- Experience in supervising Bachelor, Masters, or PhD students;
- Good programming skills (e.g. Phyton, R, Java);
- A personality characterized by vision, ambition, and collaboration;
- Fluency in the English language.
Conditions of employment
The salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and work experience in line with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (expected minimum € 3475 and maximum € 5405) for a ful-time job (38 hours/week). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and 8.3% year-end allowance. Furthermore, we offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, parental leave packages, attractive retirement benefits, and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad.
We offer you a stimulating working environment with excellent facilities for professional and personal development. The position is embedded in a lively and creative working environment. Maastricht University has an excellent international reputation, and Maastricht itself is a beautiful, open-minded city located in the center of Western Europe.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplement with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl >support> UM employees.
Contract type: This is a temporary contact for two years.
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 16,300 students and 4,300 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 Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Data Science@UM is a pioneering, university-wide network of data-driven researchers with more than 25 years’ experience in data science education and research. Our community consists of multidisciplinary teams that address significant scientific problems and major societal issues through and related to data science including social, legal and ethical concerns in a wide range of academic disciplines. The Data Science@UM community is expanding with at least 10 new positions in 2018. One of these positions is an Assistant Professorship in Data Science.
The Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University is a recently established center led by Professor Michel Dumontier. IDS is an interfaculty institute consisting of a core team of data science experts that cooperate closely with researchers across disciplines such as medicine, life sciences, social sciences and humanities, business and economics, knowledge engineering and smart services. The mission of the Institute is to accelerate scientific discovery, improve clinical care & well-being, and strengthen communities by fostering a collaborative environment for interdisciplinary research and training based on accurate, scalable, and reproducible computation.
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Vacancy text updated: 23/04/2018