The Business Analytics section at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting in January 2022.
With recent developments in artificial intelligence, the use of algorithms -particularly machine learning models- in decision making is increasing at an alarming rate. This shift towards algorithms has important societal impacts on economy, education, justice, and health. Our new colleague will join a recently founded research group in our department focusing on interpretability in machine learning, and privacy in mathematical optimization.
What are you going to do?
The core tasks of an Assistant Professor are in teaching and research. In the tenure track appointment, 50% of the time will be for research, while the teaching load will (maximally) take up the other 50% of time. Teaching will be at the graduate (MSc.), the undergraduate (BSc.) level, or in one of the executive programs the ABS offers. Research efforts should focus on publishing in international top-tier journals and conferences, especially in the fields of operations research and computer science.
The starting date will be 1 January 2022.
What do we require of you?
Applicants should have (or be very near completion of) a PhD by the start date. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to university service. We are particularly interested in candidates with a PhD in one of the areas that lies at the intersection of operations research (statistics/mathematics) and computer science.
The selected candidate will be offered a six-year tenure track position as Assistant Professor. Upon meeting the criteria for tenure as judged by the ABS Promotion and Tenure committee, a permanent contract as Associate Professor will be offered. The gross monthly salary during the first three years will be, depending on experience, between €4,139 and €5,127 (salary scale 11) based on 38 hours per week (+ 16.3% holiday and end-year payments). After a positive evaluation the maximum becomes €5,826 (salary scale 12). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates for the first few years of employment (subject to tax law). The UvA offers a very attractive pension scheme.
What else do we offer?
As a new research group, we are very excited about projects that make use of ideas from machine learning, data science, decision making, and optimization. Currently, we are working on interpretability in machine learning and privacy in optimization. There is no doubt that there will be other research projects stemming from our discussions. If you join us, you will be working with this group of enthusiastic PhD students and faculty members. We will start our discussions in our offices and continue along Amsterdam canals. In short, we also offer you an inspiring and lively atmosphere.
The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the cultural and business capital of the Netherlands, which offers a cosmopolitan living environment with excellent connections to the rest of the world. Within UvA, ABS offers executive, graduate and undergraduate programs in accounting, finance, management, marketing and strategy. ABS is triple-crown accredited (AACBS, AMBA, EQUIS). A Financial Times ranking places Amsterdam Business School (ABS) at number seven among European business schools in terms of research output focusing on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Amsterdam Business School is also the only Dutch institution to be listed in the top-10.
The department of Business Analytics of ABS focuses on research in a wide range of topical areas and methods. This research output has recently been complemented with the new initiative Analytics for a Better World. The members of the department are also involved in teaching in undergraduate, master, and research master level programs, as well as in executive education, and uphold strong relationships with industry, business, and public sectors.
To work at the UvA is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.
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The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 1 September 2021. You may apply online by using the link below:
Applications in pdf should include:
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a (job market) paper.
a letter of motivation describing the research and teaching interests and copies of recent teaching evaluations (if any).
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a job interview and will be asked to present their (research) work. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide three reference letters.