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Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences (Tenure Track)
Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences (Tenure Track 0.8 - 1.0 FTE)
Due to our successful educational programmes and our ambitions in research, the
Department of Information and Computing Sciences is expanding. We are therefore actively searching for three or more motivated and committed female Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences. Please note that the levels of the positions offered will vary, depending on experience and expertise.
You have a background in Computing and Information Sciences, preferably in the areas of Algorithms, Computer Science Education, Process Management and Analytics, Information Science, Artificial Intelligence and possibly in Data Science and Software. Candidates with other areas of expertise related to our current research groups and educational programmes are also invited to apply.
You possess a proven commitment and talent for research. As teaching is an essential part of the 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 and collaborate in shaping the department, you are very welcome to apply. Our approach is characterized by a connected, open and can-do spirit that stimulates personal initiative and curiosity. You are encouraged to take ownership and create value while sharing your knowledge both internally and across the wider (global) community. Every day we aim to live up to this mission, because we believe it is the only way to make the breakthroughs that will help solve the challenges facing the world. In order to start up your research you will be assisted by a PhD candidate funded by the Department.
We are looking for Assistant Professors who fit well with the following qualifications:
a PhD in Computer Science, Information Science or another relevant discipline;
publications with impact, in international 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;
experience with and enthusiasm for teaching and student supervision;
ability to teach in departmental BSc and MSc programmes;
well-developed didactical skills;
experience with or willingness to use innovative teaching methods and (e-learning) technologies;
vision on teaching and your own contribution to teaching;
ability to speak and write English fluently.
The Department finds gender balance specifically and diversity in a broader sense very important. Under European jurisdiction it is permitted to specifically recruit underrepresented groups.
We offer a position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) in an international working environment and ultimately meant to be tenured upon good performance. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience -
ranges between ?3,255 and ?5,656 (scale 10 - 12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of
8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and
flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.
Special perks include the assistance of a PhD candidate funded by the Department in order to start up your research, the possibility to develop towards a Basic Teaching Qualification,
supported with educational development programmes offered by the University and the possibility to travel to conferences.
Utrecht is an attractive city located in the heart of the Netherlands, one of the world's most open and connected countries. Utrecht University reflects this philosophy by offering a
flexible work/life balance that prioritizes your well-being within an understanding and supportive, international environment.
About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At
Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
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 6,000 students and nearly 1,500 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, Data Intensive Systems, Multimedia, Human-Centered Computing, Geometric Computing, Business Process Management and Analytics, Organization and Information, Natural Language Processing, Intelligent Systems, Visualisation and Graphics, Social and Affective Computing, Software Technology and Software Technology of Learning and Teaching. Relevant areas of interdisciplinary research include Game Research, Foundations of Complex Systems, Applied Data Science, Artificial Intelligence 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
Geosciences. The Department offers Bachelor programmes in Computer Science and Information Science, and four English Research Master programmes in Artificial Intelligence, Business Informatics, Computing Science, and Game and Media Technology. The Department is developing Master programmes in Data Science and Human-Computer Interaction. High enrolment figures and good student ratings make the education very successful. The Department currently comprises 17 Chairs and 113 other scientific staff, including Postdocs and PhD candidates.
For more information about this position, please contact Prof Marc van Kreveld (Research Director) via
M.J.vanKreveld@uu.nl or Marloes Reichardt-Buijs, HR Officer of the Department, via
Some connections are fundamental. Are you one of them? We would love to hear from you if you have a broad research background in either of these areas and would like to be part of this stimulating and diverse environment. We are particularly interested in hearing from female scientists worldwide who would like to contribute their skills and curiosity to our inclusive approach to life and work. Applicants are encouraged to mention any personal circumstances that need to be taken into account in their evaluation (maternity or parental leave etc.).
To apply please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation and the (email) addresses of two references via the 'apply' button below.
If you prefer a part-time appointment, you are also invited to apply, stating the desired part-time ratio.
Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.