Assistant professor of Data Engineering
The University of Amsterdam School of Computer Science

Job Title: Assistant professor Data Engineering
Faculty :Computer Science

Salary:€3,637 to €5,656 gross per month

Employer: The University of Amsterdam




You will be joining the newly formed INtelligent Data Engineering Lab (INDE Lab). The lab's broad aim is to tackle problems relating to the preparation, management, integration and reuse of data using empirical insights into data science practice. The lab is situated within Amsterdam's larger data science and artificial intelligence ecosystem (e.g., and values practice-informed and interdisciplinary research and outreach.

We strongly encourage applications coming from a unique perspective. Tell us how your background fits with the aims of the lab even if your profile is slightly different from the profile / requirements written below.


Job description

The new assistant professor is expected to contribute not only to the development of the research lab through world class research but also to the IvI's education program. The program includes bachelor's and masters' programs in information science, data science and artificial intelligence. Teaching will be approximately 30% of the total allocated time for the function (38 hours per week).

Additionally, you will be expected to acquire your own funding from sources such as the national funding agency NWO, EU funding via H2020 and industry. Finally, contributions to outreach, both in terms of engaging with the media as well as applying the state of the art research tools to applications in society are valued. UvA spinoffs that bring technology to industry and society are highly encouraged.



The successful candidate will have a background in database systems, natural language processing, information science or artificial intelligence. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): automated knowledge base construction, information integration, semi-structured/semantic data management, and machine learning for data


The profile we are looking for:

PhD degree in Computer Science or closely related field;
experience at the postdoctoral level;
a strong publication record as demonstrated by international peer reviewed publications;
proven experience building systems and developing algorithms;
proven experience in applying for research funding;
a track record and affinity for teaching and supervision (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), preferably with a certificate of academic teaching quality (e.g. Dutch BKO).
International research experience is preferred as is a highly collaborative and enthusiastic approach.


Further information

For more information about the position, please contact:

Prof. Paul Groth
It is a temporary appointment (5 years) with a tenure track agreement. During this period the candidate should show his/her competence in science and teaching/education. In the fifth year of the appointment, the tenure decision will be taken. This implies that you will be offered a permanent position after a positive assessment and evaluation.
The type of appointment depends on experience and scientific profile of the selected candidate. The Committee will make an offer pending the vacancy and the experience and track record of the candidate.
The full-time gross monthly salary of the assistant professor position (UD 2/UD 1 in the Dutch system) will be in accordance with the University of Amsterdam's regulations for academic personnel and will range from €3,637 to €5,656 (salary scale 11/12) depending on qualifications and on the number of years of professional experience. The Collective Labour Agreement (Cao) of Dutch Universities is applicable. There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8,3%. A favourable tax agreement, the '30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants.


Job application

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.

You can send in your application no later than 24 July 2019 using the link below. Please upload the following information in a single PDF file:

a letter of motivation (1 page maximum);
a curriculum vitae, including list of publications and teaching track record;
a research statement (2 pages maximum);
a teaching statement (1 page maximum);
a list of three references from different institutes.
Please upload a single pdf in de field marked CV in the application form.
At this stage of the procedure, please do not send letters of reference or proofs of your academic writing.
Late or incomplete applications will be considered at the committee's discretion.

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