TT Assistant/Associate/Full Prof. in Topological & Statistical Data Analysis
Faculty of Science and Engineering
University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty within the University. We offer first-rate education and research in a wide range of science and engineering disciplines, from classical disciplines such as mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and mechanical engineering, to interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence, computer science, pharmacy and material science. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.
The position we offer is Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor in Topological Data Analysis / Stochastic Geometry and Topology / Statistical Data Analysis and will be embedded in the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of FSE, more specifically in the basic unit Probability and Statistics of this Institute. A special feature of the position is that it is part of the Center “Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials” (CogniGron), which aims to develop systems and materials for cognitive computing. As a consequence, the research area should be relevant for this Center. The research of the Mathematics department of the institute centers around Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics, Algebra and Geometry, Probability and Statistics, Systems and Control, and Computational and Numerical Mathematics, keeping a balanced mix of fundamental and applied aspects. Apart from its involvement in CogniGron, the institute participates in the FSE research theme Data Science and Systems Complexity (DSSC).
We are looking for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor or an Associate or Full Professor, depending on your CV (see The University of Groningen Career Paths in Science). Your specialization should be in one or more of the areas Topological Data Analysis, Stochastic Geometry and Topology, or Statistical Data Analysis. The research should have a clear relevance to the “Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials” (CogniGron).
As Professor, you will:
• set up and develop your own research line and research group
• supervise PhD students
• acquire external funding
• promote the societal relevance of your research
• teach in and contribute to the development of the degree programs mathematics participates in, particularly regarding courses in Probability Theory or Combinatorics
• contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management.
As a Tenure Track Assistant Professor 60% of your time is for research, 30% for teaching activities and 10% for organizational tasks. As an Associate or full Professor 40% of your time is for research, 40% for teaching activities and 20% for organizational tasks.
We encourage you to apply if you have:
• a PhD degree in mathematics or a related field
• at least two years of postdoctoral experience outside of the Netherlands, preferably in a different country than where you received your PhD, and a relevant international network
• excellent research qualities, as shown by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of renowned conferences
• a good track record in teaching, appropriate to your career stage
• independently supervised PhD students
• received substantial research grants from external sources
• demonstrable organizational competences
• cross-cultural sensitivity
• good command of spoken and written English.
And you are:
• a clearly visible expert in your field
• an inspiring leader who stimulates his or her group members to get the best out of themselves
• a team player with good communication skills
• able to acquire substantial research grants from external sources
• willing to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) within three years
• able to speak the Dutch language or motivated to speak it within five years.
Conditions of employmentWe offer you depending on your qualifications and work experience in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities a full-time position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate or Full Professor:
• Tenure Track Assistant Professor: a salary from € 3,637 (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of € 5,656 gross per month (salary scale 12 depending on your career stage) for a full-time position
• Associate Professor: a salary from € 5,039 (salary scale 13) up to a maximum of € 6,738 gross per month (scale 14) for a full-time position
• Full Professor: a salary from € 5,582 up to a maximum of € 8,127 gross per month (scale H2 CAO Dutch Universities) for a full-time position
• holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus of respectively 8% and 8.3% of your yearly salary;
• a pension scheme
• maternity and parental leave
• the possibility to work part-time (0,9 fte or 0,8 fte)
• a mentor program and a broad range of opportunities for personal development
• dual career support for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.
Consider our website for more information about the working conditions at the University of Groningen: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/that-is-why/
If you are appointed as Tenure Track Assistant Professor, you will be assessed for obtaining tenure and for being promoted to Associate Professor five year after being appointed. Four to seven years after being appointed as Associate Professor you will be assessed for promotion to the position of Full Professor. If you are appointed as Associate Professor or Full Professor, the position will be tenured from the onset. Please consider Career Paths in Science for a complete description of our tenure track system as well as the criteria for promotion: https://www.rug.nl/fse/organization/vacatures/vacatures/career-paths-in-science-edition-4?lang=en.
In line with the general policy of the University of Groningen and of its Faculty of Science and Engineering, the mathematics department within the Bernoulli Institute is strongly motivated to work on the gender balance of its research staff, hence we especially encourage female researchers to apply.
We invite you to submit a complete application including:
• a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
• a curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and a list with names of references
• a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’
• a statement of your teaching goals and experience
• a description of your scientific interest and plans
• a motivation describing the relevance of your scientific expertise for CogniGron
You can submit your application until 23 January 11:59pm / before 24 January 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
The selection interviews will take place in week 8 or 9 (21-25 February/28 February - 4 March 2022).
The University of Groningen is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the NVP Recruitment Code and the European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers from the European Commission.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. N.A. (Niels) Taatgen, Director Bernoulli Institute
Prof. T. (Tobias) Müller, Head of the Probability Theory and Statistics group
Prof. B. (Beatriz) Noheda, Scientific Director of CogniGron
In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221661
Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:Profile report in which the position is described in more detail About the research institute About CogniGron Career Paths in Science