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The Faculty of Science of the Utrecht University consists of six departments: Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy. This faculty employs nearly 2000 researchers and staff, and provides education for about 3500 students. The research in the faculty is leading in the Netherlands and internationally. The educational programmes are situated in the centre of our society.

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short 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 expertise.

qualifications :
Ideally your eligibility is exemplified by
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.

terms of employment :
An appointment as docent onderzoeker (see overview).
Salary max € 5330 (level 12, CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten, for a fulltime job);

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 (scale 10 - 12 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full- time employment.

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 Utrecht. You can find more information about working at Utrecht University here. 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 society.

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- students.



the vacancy

more information can be obtained from :
prof. dr. M.J. van Kreveld, Marloes Reichardt-Buijs

how to apply


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