Associate/Full Professor in Econometrics and Data Science
VU University of Amsterdam School of Business and Economics

The department of Econometrics and Data Science of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invites applications of new colleagues who share our ambition for impactful research and high quality teaching.

Associate / Full Professor in Econometrics and Data Science
FTE: 1

Job description

We seek a new colleague who contributes to further strengthen and extend the department’s reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Our research aims at having impact and reaching the top international academic journals in our field. Our teaching focuses on econometrics, statistics and data science courses and thesis supervision.

We also currently recruit for postdocs and assistant professors (tenure track) via 2 other adds on

Your duties

  • performing innovative research and publishing in the international top journals in econometrics and statistics;
  • creating a stimulating learning environment for students in econometrics at all levels (BSc, MSc, MPhil, Executive), and continuing to improve teaching quality;
  • being active in acquiring additional research funds, both individually and as a team effort;
  • willing to take on a leading role in the department's administrative tasks and represent the department in various roles in the school.


  • a PhD degree, specializing in econometrics, statistics, data science or a related field;
  • strong research track record, evidenced by publications;
  • a research focus on the study, development, and theoretical backbone of new methodology rather than on its application only;
  • teaching experience, evidenced by good evaluations;
  • fluency in English.

What do we offer?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization and a dynamic, ambitious international group of colleagues. Remuneration amounts depend on the level of the position and your experience and follow the national job profiles based on the university job ranking system. The position is full-time, but part-time positions (preferably ≥0.8fte) can also be discussed. The school has a fully transparent, merit based policy for research time allocation for all tenured faculty.

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

  • 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 domestic commuting expenses based on public transport;
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package.

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Whether it is the use of robots in society or big data, labour market participation or flexibility in the labour market, traffic jams or the housing market, flash crashes in the stock market or choice behaviour in gambling, leadership or change management: we believe in goal-oriented scientific research and understand that progress in academics, the business community and society is achieved through cooperation, openness and social responsibility.

At SBE, all of our highly-motivated colleagues work together closely in a stimulating, dynamic and international environment to achieve our collective goal of encouraging society to make informed choices. Approximately 7,000 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 600 people.

About the department of Econometrics and Data Science
The Department of Econometrics and Data Science is driven for science with purpose, pushing the academic frontier by publishing at the highest level in the top international journals in our field and collaborating with outside partners to link academic advancement with real world problems.
Teaching wise, our mission is to empower students with the methodological skills and enduring curiosity to contribute to solving today’s challenges in business and economics. Read more about our top-rated BSc in Econometrics and Operations Research, our recent BSc specialization in Econometrics and Data Science, our top-rated MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research and our highly successful minor programme Applied Econometrics. We also actively participate in the teaching and research activities of the Tinbergen Institute, our internationally renowned joint graduate schools in Business and Economics.The department offers many collaboration opportunities for econometricians and data scientists, both within the department (dynamic econometrics, prediction, nonparametric and adaptive models, optimization methods, network economics), across departments of SBE (finance, marketing, labor and geno economics, spatial economics), and across schools (climate and environment, business analytics, mathematical statistics, artificial intelligence, life sciences).


The position typically starts September 2023, but can also be started earlier. The application deadline is Dec 3, 2022, but we partly process applications as they come in. Applicants need to provide (via the application button below) their:

  • application letter
  • curriculum vitae, including research/teaching/admin track record
  • teaching evaluations (if available)
  • a minimum of 2 letters of reference, to be sent directly to 

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: A. Lucas
Position: Head of department
Telephone: +31 20 598 6039

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