6 Assistant Professor positions at the University of Utrecht
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Wouter Swierstra
2018-01-04 08:02:32 UTC
We are currently advertising vacancies for

6 talented Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences

(Tenure Track 0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

# Job description

We are searching for motivated, excellent candidates, on the
Assistant Professor level. You must have expertise in Computing
and Information Sciences, preferably in the areas of Information
Science, Games, Artificial Intelligence or Data
Science. Excellent candidates with other areas of expertise
related to our current research groups and teaching programmes
are also invited to apply.

You have proven ambition and talent for research. As teaching is
an important and satisfying part of our work, we are searching
for people with a demonstrable motivation to teach. The
department is expanding and provides a dynamic work
environment. If you are excited to actively participate in
shaping the department, you are very welcome to apply.

Due to our successful teaching programmes and our ambitions in
research the Department is expanding. We are therefore actively
searching for 6 talented Research and Teaching Assistant
Professors in Information and Computing Sciences. Please note
that positions offered will vary, depending on experience and

# Qualifications

## Research

* PhD in Computer Science, Information Science or another relevant discipline;
* track record of international publications in leading conferences and journals;
* experience with or good prospects for acquiring external research funds;
* vision on future research directions in own area of expertise;
* experience with or readiness to supervise PhD projects;
* active role in international scientific communities.

## Teaching

* experience with and enthusiasm for teaching and student supervision;
* ability to teach in departmental BSc and MSc programmes;
* well-developed didactic skills;
* excellent command of the English language;
* experience with or willingness to use innovative teaching methods
and (e-learning) technologies;
* vision on teaching and your own contribution to teaching.

Please note that we are also interested in candidates with a focus on teaching.

## Leadership:

* play an active and cooperative role in the department and the university;
* willingness to organize scientific events, such as research seminars or
teaching seminars;
* willingness to partake in departmental committees.

The department finds gender balance specifically and diversity in
a broader sense very important. In recent procedures we attracted
a significant number of women (three out of five positions). We
are very keen on appointing more female scientists and therefore
strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

# Offer

The candidate will be offered a tenure track position, depending
on experience (0.8 / 1.0 FTE).

Salary depends on qualifications and experience, and ranges
between 3,111 and 5,405 euro (scale 10 - 12 Collective Labour
Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time

The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an
end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year. We offer flexible employment
conditions, working-from-home facilities, partially paid parental
leave, a pension scheme, and collective insurance schemes.
Facilities for sports and child care are available on our campus,
which is only 15 minutes away from the historical city center of

We offer you the possibility to develop towards a Basic Teaching
Qualification, supported with educational development programs
offered by the University. We also offer candidates the
possibility to travel to conferences.

# About the organization

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our
scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring
teaching. At Utrecht University, colleagues from various
disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal
themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open
Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the
Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally
oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old
university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of
the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Science consists of six departments: Biology,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences,
Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is
home to 5,900 students and nearly 1,600 staff and is
internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The
Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences is
nationally and internationally renowned for its research in
Computing Science and Information Science. Current research
groups are Algorithmic Data Analysis, Algorithms and Complexity,
Decision Support Systems, Intelligent Systems, Simulation of
Complex Systems, Multimedia, Interaction, Geometric Computing,
Organization and Information, Software Technology, and Software
Technology of Learning and Teaching. Relevant areas of
interdisciplinary research include Game Research, Foundations of
Complex Systems, Applied Data Science and Integrative
Bioinformatics. The Department has, among others, close
collaborations with the University Medical Center, the
Departments of Physics and Mathematics, and the Faculties of
Humanities and Geosciences.

The Department offers Bachelor programmes in Computer Science and
Information Science, and four English language research Master
programmes in Artificial Intelligence, Business Informatics,
Computing Science, and Game and Media Technology. The Department
is developing Master programmes in Data Science. High enrolment
figures and good student ratings make the education very
successful. The Department currently comprises 9 full-time chairs
and 100 other scientific staff, including postdocs and PhD-

# More information


# Additional information

Would you like additional information about the vacancy? This can
be obtained from Prof M. van Kreveld, (***@uu.nl),
Research Director or Marloes
Reichardt-Buijs (M.S.Reichardt-***@uu.nl), HR officer for the

# Apply

Please apply through


Please attach a letter of motivation, Curriculum Vitae
and (email) addresses of two references. If you prefer a
part-time appointment, you are also invited to apply, preferably
stating the desired part-time ratio.

The application deadline is 01/02/2018.