Cees van der Eijk is Professor of Social Science Research Methods, and Director of Social Sciences Methods and Data Institute at the University of Nottingham.
Before joining Nottingham he was Professor of Political Science the University of Amsterdam, following two Lectureships and Readership in Methodology. He has been a Research Fellow at NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences and Humanities), a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is member-correspondent of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences.
At Amsterdam Prof. van der Eijk was Dean of Education, and remains on the Directors Boards of the Amsterdam School of Communication Research and the Dutch Foundation for Electoral Research (SKON). He also serves on the Executive Board for the Social and Behavioral Sciences of NWO (the Dutch National Science Foundation), and was between 1991 and 1996 the President of the Dutch Political Science Association.
He has taught guest lectures or short courses at other universities in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Ireland, Britain, Germany and the USA, and to government and commercial audiences.