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Tenured Position as Assistant Professor in Discrete Mathematics – UvA, Netherlands, 2022

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The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) at the University of Amsterdam and the Gravitation programme NETWORKS invite applications for a tenured position as Assistant Professor in Discrete Mathematics – 2022

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General Info

Position: Tenured Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Sep 01, 2022
Contract Period: 18 Months
Salary: 3,821 to 5,943 Euro/Month

Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI)

University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • A PhD in mathematics or closely related field, with experience with and affinity for research areas closely aligned with the interests of the DMQI group;
  • a strong research vision and a track record of engagement within your department and across the wider mathematical or scientific community;
  • the ability and capacity to develop independent and vigorous programmes of funded research;
  • a keen interest in pursuing excellence in teaching and in supervising undergraduate and graduate students, witnessed by positive evaluations and recommendations;
  • fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • the ability to teach in Dutch or the willingness to learn Dutch;
  • the willingness to acquire the university teaching qualification (BKO) required by Dutch universities.

For consideration at the senior level, we also expect:

  • an encouraging leadership style and a network towards engagement within your department and across the wider mathematical or scientific community;
  • a high visibility in the mathematical community through conference organizing, invited talks at leading conferences and other recognitions;
  • experience in organizational and administrative skills;
  • substantive and successful mentoring experience;
  • an excellent track record of publications and research grant acquisition.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimization play a pivotal role in the NETWORKS programme since one of the key ambitions of the NETWORKS programme is to develop algorithms and techniques for networks in an inherently stochastic and dynamic context, so as to address real world network problems ranging from air traffic control to understanding the human brain.

The DMQI group also interfaces with QuSoft, the the Dutch research Centre for Quantum Software, that explores and develops uses of quantum computers and other quantum technologies for the benefit of society. Furthermore, there are strong ties with related groups in the Netherlands through the national research cluster DIAMANT. Regarding education (both at the master and PhD level) there is a close connection with LNMB (the national network for the mathematics of operations research) and Mastermath. Discrete mathematics and quantum information are popular topics among students at the University of Amsterdam.

You are expected to:

  • carry out active research in DMQI group, publish in high-level international journals, present your work at leading conferences and supervise PhD students;
  • take responsibility for and take part in teaching efforts of our programmes in discrete mathematics and quantum information, including supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and teach in the national master programme;
  • engage with the research and organizational activities of the NETWORKS programme;
  • be active in attracting external funding;
  • be open to collaborations with other institutes and/or companies, and to joint research projects both within and beyond KdVI;
  • participate in the valorisation of mathematical research.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8480

Application Procedure

The formal closing date is 30 April 2022. Please use the link below to upload the following information in a single PDF file:

  • a letter of motivation (1 page maximum);
  • a curriculum vitae, including list of publications and courses taught;
  • a research statement (2 pages maximum);
  • a teaching statement (1 page maximum);
  • a list of three references from different institutes

About the Department/Section/Group

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The Korteweg-de Vries Instituut voor Wiskunde (KdV Institute) is the mathematical research institute of the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. The KdV Institute offers a stimulating scientific environment in which research focuses mainly within the research programmes (1) Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, (2) Pure, Applied and Numerical Analysis, and (3) Stochastics. It also provides the lecturers and instructors for the mathematics teaching within the Science faculty. The KdV Institute participates in the NWO research clusters GQT, STAR, NDNS+, DIAMANT, and the NWO-Gravity programmes NETWORKS and the Quantum Software Consortium. There is formal (and informal) collaboration with the Centrum voor Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the VU University and the financial industry. The KdVI organises popularising activities such as ‘Leve de Wiskunde’, Masterclasses and online webclasses. The KdVI has about 30 faculty members and 40 postdocs and PhD students.

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Note or Other details

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2022. The position will be filled at the level of Assistant Professor. We offer a temporary contract for 18 months. Following a positive assessment, the appointment will become permanent.

The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3,821 gross per month up to a maximum of €5,943 gross per month (salary scale 11-12) based on full-time employment.

Additionally you’ll be given 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The collective labour agreement Dutch Universities is applicable.

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