As a tenure-track assistant professor (university lecturer) in the national mathematics cluster for Geometry & Quantum Theory (GQT), located in Nijmegen, you will be expected to conduct research in one or more of the GQT areas listed below. You will contribute to the Faculty of Science’s educational mission through a 0.4 FTE mathematics teaching assignment (corresponding to 18 ECs per year), possibly including some service teaching. You will also be expected to supervise thesis work at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. Some contribution to our extensive outreach programme towards school children and the general public would be appreciated. Administrative duties will include local and/or national committee memberships.
The Faculty of Science (FNWI) at Radboud University Nijmegen is responsible for research and teaching in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, and computer science. The FNWI encompasses seven research institutes, including the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). IMAPP’s research covers mathematics, astrophysics, and high-energy physics, and also includes projects of an interdisciplinary nature. Mathematics research at IMAPP is divided into three groups: Algebra & Topology, Mathematical Physics, and Applied Stochastics. You will be assigned to either the A & T or the MP group. Full Professors of Mathematics at IMAPP include Eric Cator, Gert Heckman, Erik Koelink, Klaas Landsman, Ieke Moerdijk, and Ben Moonen (as from 1/9/2013).
This vacancy is part of an incentive, in which twelve tenure track positions in mathematics will become available at Dutch universities and research institutes. This is made possible by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science via the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
What we expect from you
- you hold a PhD, and have publications to your name in leading international journals, covering GQT areas such as algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, Lie theory, non-commutative geometry, and integrable systems; - you have several years of postdoctoral experience, preferably abroad, during which you have established an international reputation (as shown, for example, by conference invitations); - you have some experience in (successfully) applying for external funding; - you have outstanding didactical skills and at least some teaching experience, and a clear vision on teaching. You have, or are willing to acquire, an official Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO). You are already able to teach in English, and should be able to teach in Dutch within two years; - you have excellent communication skills towards colleagues, students, and non-mathematicians; - you are interested in widening your scope and in collaborating with researchers from various fields.
What we have to offer
We offer you:
- employment: 1,0 fte; - in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus; - the maximum salary for the Associate Professor position is €5,979 (scale 13 or 14). The maximum salary for the Assistant Professor position is €5,020 (based on scale 11 or 12); - duration of the contract: tenure track appointment for a period of 5 years, with a view to permanency; - depending on your experience, you will be classified as an Assistant/Associate Professor (Universitair Docent (UD)/Universitair Hoofd Docent (UHD) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO); Criteria for tenure (after a trial period of at most 5 years, carrying a limited teaching load) include successful teaching and research, including the development of an independent, internationally recognizable research profile, and the acquisition of research funding from Dutch and/or European research agencies such as the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and the European Research Council (ERC).
Are you interested?
It is Radboud University Nijmegen's policy to only accept applications by e-mail. Please send your application, stating vacancy number 62.34.13, to firstname.lastname@example.org, for the attention of ms. W. van der Pluijm, before 1 August 2013. For more information on the application procedure: +31 24 3652131
Your application should include a CV, a list of publications, a brief summary of your research and teaching (including future plans), and the names and email addresses of at least three academic referees who know you and your work well.