Assistant Professor in Data Engineering and AI

University of Amsterdam Faculty of Science Informatics Institute


Assistant professor in Data Engineering and AI

Publication date 15 May 2020

Closing date 24 June 2020

Level of education PhD

Hours 38 hours per week

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

Vacancy number 20-295

The Informatics Institute (IvI) is seeking a tenure track assistant professor interested in the intersection of artificial intelligence and data engineering.

You will be joining the 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. Amsterdam Data Science, Innovatiotion Center for Artificial Intelleigence (Icai)) 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.

What are you going to do?

You are expected to:

  • contribute to the development of the research lab through innovative research;
  • contribute to the IvI's education program. The program includes bachelor's and masters’ programs in information science, data science and artificial intelligence. Teaching is approximately 30% of the position’s total time;
  • acquire funding from sources such as the national funding agency NWO, EU funding via H2020 and industry;
  • contribute 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.

What do we require?

  • A PhD degree in Computer Science or closely related field;
  • a background in database systems, natural language processing, information science or artificial intelligence;
  • interest in (but not limited to): automated knowledge base construction, information integration, semi-structured/semantic data management, and machine learning for data management;
  • 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.

Our offer

The type of contract is negotiable and depends on experience and your scientific profile. A tenure track is an option, as is a faculty position after positive evaluations. The committee will make an offer pending your preferences and your experience and track record.

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week, preferably starting on 1 October 2020 for the duration of five years. You will be offered a permanent contract after positive assessment and evaluation.

The full-time gross monthly salary of the assistant professor position (UD 2/UD 1) will range from €3,637 to €5,656 (salary scale 11-12), depending on qualifications and on the number of years of professional experience. Other gross per month, based on a full-time contract (38 hours a week), exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Then find out more about working at the Faculty of Science.

About the Faculty of Science 

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.


Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

  • Prof. Paul Groth

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.

The Informatics Institute strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 24 June 2020. You can apply online by using the button below.

Applications should include:

  • 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 ensure this is a single pdf file. At this stage of the procedure, please do not send letters of reference. Late or incomplete applications will be considered at the committee’s discretion.

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