Tenure Track Assistant Professor Optimization and Control (1.0 fte)

University of Groningen

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage currently more than 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and the top 100 universities in the world (see our ranking: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/where-do-we-stand/rankings), the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Job description
The successful candidate is expected to develop research in areas at the intersection of optimization and dynamical control systems. These areas include but are not limited to differential games, distributed optimization, optimization and control of network systems, optimal control. Other areas might be considered as well in cases of applications by exceptional applicants. Examples of application areas where the candidate should be willing to work include smart cities, transportation systems, flow networks, energy systems, supply chain networks, optimal actuator/sensor placement. The candidate will be embedded in the SMS-Cyberphysical System group in which research in cyberphysical systems, dynamical networks, nonlinear systems, hybrid and switched control is conducted, with applications ranging from smart grids, to data centers, water and heat networks, as well as adaptive optics.

Candidates have the following qualifications:
- a PhD degree in relevant areas such as electrical engineering, systems and control, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, operations research
- by the time the candidate is hired for the position two or more years of experience in a post-doctoral capacity or experience at another educational institution
- excellent research qualities, as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and renowned conferences, and a relevant international network
- research, teaching and organizational experience appropriate to career stage
- a working knowledge of the English language and willingness to learn Dutch within a time frame of two years
- evidence of experience in proposal writing for successful acquisition of external funding appropriate to career stage.

Candidates are:
- team players with good communications skills
- willing to fulfill the requirements for the University Teaching Qualification
- willing to learn the Dutch language.

The University of Groningen is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment
Contract length: 72 months.
The University of Groningen offers depending on qualifications and work experience a salary from € 3,400 up to a maximum of € 5,288 (salary scales 11 or 12 Dutch Universities) gross per month for a fulltime position. The appointment will be initially for a maximum of 6 years at the level of tenure track assistant professor. After 5 years, an assessment of performance will take place based on established criteria. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to associate professor with tenure. Another assessment is at the end of a further 4-7-year period for the promotion to full professor. In addition to the primary salary the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen. The University of Groningen has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Applications Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application including: - a letter of motivation - a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications - a list of five self selected ‘best papers’ - a statement about teaching goals and experience and a description of scientific interest and plans - the names of three references complete with title and contact information. You may apply for this position until 12 September / before 13 September 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on this advertisement on the University website). Response to this vacancy by employment agencies is not appreciated.
Maximum salary: 5288.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. C. De Persis

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216230
Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:

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ENgineering and TEchnology institute Groningen (ENTEG)

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