Tenure Track Assistant Professor Information Systems (1.0 fte)

University of Groningen

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Excellent career prospects
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is offering young, talented researchers, tenure track assistant professor positions. These staff members are expected to develop their own line of research within a particular field. The faculty’s career policy is characterised by flexible personnel management with a focus on the individual. Academic achievements are seen as being central to the academic career, and ample opportunities for professional development and supplementary training and education are offered. Arrangements for training in the area of teaching will be made with all new employees. In exceptional cases when candidates with higher qualifications will be available, these candidates may be embedded according to the faculty policy. 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.
The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years according to the document "Career Paths in the Sciences" (http://www.rug.nl/fwn/careerpathsinScience) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. On completion of 5 years of employment, an assessment of performance will take place based on established criteria including research and teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of adjunct (associate) professor with tenure and ius promovendi. At the end of a further 4-7 year period there will be another assessment aimed at a promotion to full professor.

Job description
The vacancy concerns an assistant professor in Information Systems at the Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (JBI) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMNS). An appropriate embedding of the new position will be based on the expertise of the candidate. The vacancy is positioned broadly within the field of Information Systems, which concerns the acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and overall analysis of data. It is a broad discipline that includes the theory and application of information storage (databases), the retrieval of information, information processing and analysis, information systems security, the creation of smart systems based on data processing and analytics. It naturally lends itself to interdisciplinary research with data-intensive disciplines. As such, it is central to the recently established cross-disciplinary research theme on Data Science and Systems Complexity (DSSC) within the FMNS. The assistant professor is expected to establish an autonomous research programme within the JBI. In such a programme the interaction with other disciplines within the Institute, with the DSSC theme of the FMNS, and with the University as a whole will play an important role.

You will need to have the following qualifications:
• a PhD degree in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline
• two years of postdoctoral experience abroad (industrial experience can partly compensate for this requirement)
• excellent research qualities, as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and renowned conferences, and a relevant international network
• teaching and organizational experience appropriate to career stage
• evidence of successful acquisition of external funding appropriate to career stage
• being a team player with good communication skills.

Conditions of employment
Contract length: 72 months.
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience from € 3,427 (scale 11) gross per month up to a maximum of € 5,330 gross per month (scale 12) for a fulltime position. Applications You may apply for this position until 15 December / before 16 December 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Interested candidates should submit a complete application composed of: (i) a letter of motivation, (ii) a complete curriculum vitae, (iii) a list of publications and a list of five self-selected "best papers", (iv) a statement about teaching goals and experience, as well as (v) a brief description of scientific interests and research plans of maximum 3 pages. Applicants must provide the names of five people as references, complete with title, address and contact information (i.e., phone number and email address). Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
Maximum salary: 5330.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. J.B.T.M. Roerdink, Director of the Johann Bernoulli Institute
+31 50 3633931,

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216273
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