Lecturer - Applied Mathematics, Data Science

School/Institution:Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Ixelles

Discipline: Applied Mathematics, Data Science

Employment Type:Full-time


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Tenure Track Lecturer Mathematics / Continuous techniques in Data Science


1 - Company profile

For already 50 years, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has stood for freedom, equality and connectedness. These values ​​are strongly present on our campuses, in our students as well as our staff.

At the VUB, you'll find a diverse collection of personalities: pure innovators, but especially people who are 100% their authentic selves. With about 3,500 employees, we are the largest Flemish-speaking employer in Brussels, an international city with which we are all too happy to be connected and around which our four campuses are located.

Our education and research are grounded in the principles of free research with an eye on human progress. We disapprove of every purely authoritative argument and guarantee the free formation of judgment that is necessary for this basic principle to be incorporated in the community.

The VUB is autonomous and managed democratically. As such, we guarantee fundamental freedoms within our university, as well as the right of the university community to be involved in making and checking university policy.

The mission of the university includes:

  • The development, the transfer and the application of high-standing academic education and scientific research, free from any prejudice;
  • Community integration of this in a spirit of social compassion;
  • Critical development of everyone in light of the responsibilities borne in the community.

2 - Job Description

  • Staff category Senior Academic Staff
  • Specific designation Recruitment is a tenure track appointment which implies an initial appointment as lecturer for a period of 5 years with eligibility for tenure in the rank of senior lecturer by the end of this initial period.
  • Scope of mandate 1 FTE
  • Faculty Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen
  • Department Wiskunde

Education & research domain

Mathematics / Continuous techniques in Data Science


  • You will contribute to the Bachelor in Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Data Science, Physics and to the Master program in Mathematics.
  • You will play a leading role in developing courses in mathematics, also for other disciplines. Concretely, the following courses will be part of the teaching assignment:
  • Analyze (14 SP)
  • Voortzette analyse (6 SP)
  • Aanvullingen van de wiskunde (3 SP)
  • Wiskundige technieken (1 SP)
  • Specialisatievak in Master (2 yearly) (6 SP)
  • You are expected to guide Bachelor, Master and PhD theses, also in the context of the collaboration with the "International Bachelor CergYgrec: Modeling and Data Science for a Changing World."

You are expected to have research expertise in mathematical analysis with contributions to data science, more precisely in the combination of knowledge-driven (eg using PDE, sparse, geometric or stochastic models) and data-driven approaches for solving inverse problems.


  • You are required to have a strong track record, as proven by publications in high-ranking journals within the dis cipline.
  • You are also expected to actively pursue, and have provable experience with, obtaining research funding, of fundamental as well as of applied type.


  • It is expected that your research offers potential for collaboration with the other researchers in the department as well as in the faculty of Engineering and the faculty of Sciences and Bio-engineering Sciences.
  • Are you a junior candidate, then you are expected to be actively working on establishing a network, while a mo re senior candidate is expected to have already established such a network.
  • You should also actively contribute to the workings of the department, and participate in student recruitment activities.

3 - Job profile

  • As a formal minimum requirement, applicants must a hold a PhD in mathematics or mathematical engineering awarded on the basis of an original thesis.
  • You are expected to subscribe to the university's vision of education. (The full text in relation to this is available on the university website.)
  • Every first appointment is dependent upon the successful delivery of a teaching session.
  • Members of the academic staff who, as title-holders, are charged with teaching assignments, must be able to demonstrate the required knowledge of the language of instruction for the relevant course units. Example: When a course unit is taught in English, the candidate is required to have the appropriate certificate. More information about the regulations concerning the language proficiency you can find via https://jobs.vub.be/content/Regulations-concerning-language-proficiency/

4 - Offer

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, you'll work, every day, in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Our campuses are located in the middle of a green oasis at the edge of the capital city of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. That city center, with all its opportunities and possibilities, is easily accessed by public transport in less than half an hour.

Depending on your experience and your academic merits, you'll receive a salary in one of the grades that have been set by the government. Standard inclusions include hospitalisation insurance and the free use of public transport for your home - work commute. And if you prefer to bike to work? There's compensation for that too. On both campuses, there are extensive sport facilities available to you and childcare facilities within walking distance.

For more information on what it's like to work at the VUB, go to www.vub.ac.be/en/jobs.

5 - Additional information

  • Length of contract 5 years (renewable)
  • Contact person Prof. Ann Dooms
  • Contact telephone 02/629 34 88
  • Contact e-mail ann.dooms@vub.be

6 - Application

Applications can only be made ONLINE

Your application must include the following as a minimum:

  • A concise CV;
  • The academic dossier with all relevant elements;
  • Vision of education and research and a list of your five most important publications;
  • A brief statement of reasons for the candidature, including an explanation of the expansion of future research;
  • Degrees and diplomas

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