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Statistics University Teacher

Statistics University Teacher

Position
Assistant Professor
Department(s)
Mathematics and Computer Science
FTE
1,0
Date off
25/09/2022
Reference number
V32.5890

Job description

The Statistics, Probability and Operations Research (SPOR) cluster of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) intends to fill two full-time tenure-track positions for assistant professors in Statistics. The Statistics group is looking for a statistics lecturer to strengthen the group. 

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is one of the largest of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The department provides highly-ranked bachelor and master-level programs in mathematics, computer science and data science. In addition, it is a key player in the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), i.e., a unique collaboration between universities and other institutions that offers educational data science programs from bachelor to PDEng level. In fact, the Industrial and Applied Mathematics program won the prestigious 2022 UPS George Smith Prize, a world-wide recognition acknowledging its excellence in preparing students to become practitioners in industrial and applied mathematics.  In addition to its educational role, the department conducts pioneering scientific research in mathematics, data science, and computer science. The department operates from the vision that, for the development of innovative solutions to societal challenges it is crucial to acquire a deep and solid understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics and computer science, while still embedding this knowledge in challenging application areas.  

SPOR is one of the clusters within the domain of mathematics and conducts theoretical and applied research in statistics, probability theory, operations research, and combinatorial optimization 

The statistics group is part of the SPOR cluster, and it is organized around three main pillars: mathematical statistics, industrial statistics, and biostatistics. The group conducts fundamental research related to real-world or societal problems. The two pillars biostatistics and industrial statistics directly support (the research of) two application domains: life sciences and high-tech industry. The mathematical statistics pillar focuses on more foundational research in connection with the applied disciplines. In addition, the statistics group works in close connection with the Teaching & Research Institute for Data Science Analytics (TRI-DSA), focusing on education of professionals and implementation science, as well as EDIN , the education innovation group within the department. 

As a university teacher, you will be involved in statistics education in close collaboration with your colleagues from the statistics group. The statistics group has a high collaborative spirit in which members support each other in teaching tasks and where teaching experiences are shared within the group. 
Your main tasks will be lecturing, teaching tutorials, assessing assignments and exams, and supervising students with their bachelor thesis. You will also be able to actively contribute to improving education in statistics by designing new teaching methods or (online) assessment. You will spend 80% of their time teaching while 20% is available for research and other tasks. Part of the teaching time can be used for innovation in teaching materials and methods (e.g., blended learning). 
The teacher position offers you a great opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic, innovative teaching environment, and contribute to the variety of educational activities we offer in the areas of statistics. You are a team player with a passion for teaching statistics to students with different backgrounds in an innovative, interactive way. 

Job requirements

Candidates should fulfil the following requirements: 

  • PhD in mathematics/statistics or related fields. Candidates who are close to completing their PhD thesis will also be considered.
  • A drive to engage in top-level teaching and relevant teaching experience at the Bachelor and/or Master level. In addition, you have or are willing to obtain the UTQ (University Teaching Qualification , BKO in Dutch) and you have good teaching skills, as evidenced by teaching experience and good evaluations.
  • Excellent command of English (written/verbal) at minimum C1 level. The ability to speak or the willingness to learn Dutch is appreciated.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment and with students who have a natural science background.
  • Team player and prepared to play an active citizenship role within the group (s)he is working in.
  • The candidate must have  a track record in teaching, preferably accompanied with training in teaching, for example in the context of a UTQ trajectory. The candidate must be fluent in spoken and written English.

We expect the candidate to: 

  • Teach courses and tutorials in statistics, mainly on bachelor level and in service education, but depending on the expertise of the candidate possibly also on master level. The candidate may also act as supervisor in  bachelor final projects in Mathematics.
  • Be involved in the innovation of education. Dependent on the preference of the candidate teaching can be combined with education innovation. The candidate is expected to contribute to innovations in teaching statistics courses, for instance in online teaching and testing, and challenge-based learning.
  • Have enthusiasm for working together with the members of the statistics group.
     

Conditions of employment

  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university and a stimulating research environment.
  • You will get a temporary contract for 1 year, with a possibility of an extension for another year and in the end which upon satisfactory performance will be turned into a permanent contract.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to support your personal development in the university and the Dutch environment.
  • Depending on experience and education, the salary for a full-time contract ranges between € 2.960,00 and € 5.439,00 gross per month (salary scale 10 or 11 CAO Dutch Universities)
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives a are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

More information 

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? For information about the statistics group, please contact prof.dr. E.R. van den Heuvel (e.r.v.d.heuvel[at]tue.nl),
dr. A. Di Bucchianico (a.d.bucchianico[at]tue.nl) or dr. R.M. Castro (rmcastro[at]tue.nl).
 
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