PhD- student in Bayesian Statistics for Auditing

40 hours (1.0fte)
No closing date


Nyenrode Business Universiteit is seeking a full-time PhD-student with research interests relevant to the field of auditing and assurance.

The PhD-student will join the Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control, and will work under the supervision of prof.dr. Ruud Wetzels and prof. dr. Jacques de Swart. The goal of the PhD is to improve (Bayesian) data scientific methods for responsible AI, financial reporting, and beyond. To maximise impact in the auditing community, the student will implement these methods in the open source software JASP.

This fulltime PhD position involves research, teaching, and contributing to the academic community. The teaching responsibilities will include teaching data scientific courses, grading, and thesis supervision. The PhD-student is expected meet the registration requirements of the Nyenrode PhD-school and attend several PhD-courses that provide them with key skills and knowledge required for your academic progress.

In order to apply, the student needs to be 1. enthusiastic, 2. able to program 3. have a statistical/mathematical background.

Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Nyenrode Business Universiteit, is situated in Greater Amsterdam, Breukelen along the River Vecht. Breukelen lies at 22 km south-east of Amsterdam. It is the only private university in the Netherlands, founded in 1946 by captains of Industry from leading global corporations including Shell, Unilever, Philips and Akzo. The founding fathers meant to enrich the Dutch educational scene with an institution, which could send out talented and internationally oriented people, to rebuild the national post-war economy.

Today, Nyenrode has a strong reputation in the field of management programs. The university’s philosophy is built on the pillars: leadership, entrepreneurship & stewardship. Nyenrode offers undergraduate and graduate level programs in the fields of general management as well as accountancy & controlling. Furthermore, Nyenrode offers in-company and open executive education programs and programs on organizational development. Nyenrode maintains close ties with the national and international business communities. Being highly selective, with a focus on candidates’ motivation and social skills, Nyenrode has created a unique environment in which students and faculty are dedicated to bridging the gap between academic rigor and daily business practice.

Successful candidates ideally have:

  • MSc in Accountancy, Accounting, Data Science, Statistics, or Econometrics.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, preferably knowledge of Bayesian statistics.
  • Motivation to contribute to teaching in graduate courses.
  • Enthusiasm, team skills and good verbal and written communication skills in English.

Application & Terms of Employment:

  • Initial appointment will be for 4 years.
  • Gross salary will be between € 2.766, - and € 3.708,- per month (scale 8)

Nyenrode Business Universiteit is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to maintaining an intellectually and culturally diverse faculty. Internationals, Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Nyenrode offers a competitive salary with attractive secondary benefits.

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Interested candidates are invited to forward their application (a cover letter, curriculum vitae, grade lists) to 

Contact e-mail is Ruud Wetzels (e-mail Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Nyenrode Business Universiteit ambition is to create an inclusive working environment where everybody feels involved, valued and recognized. In addition to your talent, experience and motivation, the specific aspects of your identity enriches our organization in various ways. Talent as basis, diversity as power.


Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.