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6 talented Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences (Tenure Track 0.8 - 1.0 FTE) (Female/Male), including one Westerdijk fellowship (Female)

Utrecht University

  • Department: Department of Information and Computing Sciences
  • City: Utrecht
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Posted on: Thursday, 13 April 2017
  • Application Deadline: Sunday, 14 May 2017
  • Job Language Requirements: English

Job Description

Due to our successful teaching programs and our ambitions in research the department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University is expanding and is looking for


6 talented Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences (Tenure Track 0.8 - 1.0 FTE) (Female/Male), including one Westerdijk fellowship (Female)


Job description

We are searching for excellent candidates, preferably on the Assistant Professor level.

Candidates must have expertise in Computing and Information Sciences, related to our current research groups and teaching programs. We are looking for outstanding candidates who will invigorate and enrich the scope of expertise of our Department and can enhance its involvement in interdisciplinary research projects within and outside the university. The quality of the candidate is leading, but preferred areas of expertise are Data Science, Programming Languages, Information Science, Computer Graphics and Serious Games.

As teaching is an important and satisfying part of our work we are searching for people with a demonstrable motivation to teach. The preferred candidate has teaching experience, and is actively interested in improving her or his teaching, the courses and the teaching program. Also candidates largely focusing on teaching will be considered.




Ideally your eligibility is exemplified by:



  • 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.



  • enthusiasm for teaching and student supervision;

  • ability to teach in departmental BSc and MSc programs;

  • vision on teaching and your own contribution to teaching.



  • 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.


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


In view of the gender balance we strongly encourage qualified women to apply.



The candidate is offered a position for 3-5 years, depending on experience (0.8 / 1.0 FTE). Depending on experience and the specific field of expertise a tenure-track position could be offered.

We offer the number 1 candidate a fully financed PhD position. We offer the number 1 female candidate a Westerdijk fellowship which includes a fully financed PhD student and a 50 KEuro research budget. In case this is the same person the second PhD student will be offered to the second candidate on the list.


Salary depends on qualifications and experience, and ranges between €3,068 and €5,330 (scale 10 - 12 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. In case of proven outstanding performance an appointment as associate professor could be considered.


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 (according to a multiple choice model), 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. More information: working at Utrecht University.



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 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 programs reflect developments in today's society.


The Department of Information and Computing Sciences is nationally and internationally renowned for its research in Computer Science and Information Science. The research of the Department focuses on fundamental aspects of Computing and Information Sciences. Current research groups are Algorithmic Data Analysis, Algorithms and Complexity, Decision Support Systems, Intelligent Systems, Simulation of Complex Systems, Multimedia, Geometric Computing, Organisation and Information, Software Technology, Software Technology of Learning and Teaching. Relevant areas of interdisciplinary research include Game Research and Technology, 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 programs in Computer Science and Information Science, and four English language research Master programs in Artificial Intelligence, Business Informatics, Computing Science, and Game and Media Technology. The Department is developing Master programs 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.



Additional information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Prof M. van Kreveld, (M.J.vanKreveld@uu.nl), Research Director or Ria van Vlimmeren (M.F.J.vanVlimmeren@uu.nl), Secretary to the Board of the Department.

As part of the selection procedure, the candidate is expected to give an outline of her/his research plans in a written report and/or an oral presentation.


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Application Instructions


Application deadline is 14 May 2017.

To apply go to https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs and please attach a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and (email) addresses of two referees.