6 Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences (Tenure Track 0.8 - 1.0 FTE) Utrecht University, Department of Information and Computing Sciences Netherlands

6 Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences (Tenure Track 0.8 - 1.0 FTE)


Job description
Due to our successful teaching programmes and our ambitions in research, the Department of Information and Computing Sciences is expanding. We are therefore actively searching for six motivated, ambitious Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences. Please note that positions offered will vary, depending on experience and expertise.

You have a background in Computing and Information Sciences, preferably in the areas of Information Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Algorithms, Software, Computer Science Education and Process Management and Analytics. Excellent candidates with other areas of expertise related to our current research groups and teaching programmes are also invited to apply.

You have proven ambition and talent for research. As teaching is an important and satisfying part of our work, we are searching for people with a demonstrable motivation to teach. The Department is expanding and provides a dynamic work environment. If you are excited to actively participate in shaping the department, you are very welcome to apply. One PhD candidate will be funded for you by the Department in order to start up your research.


We are looking for 6 Assistant Professors. Ideally your eligibility is exemplified by Research:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Information Science or another relevant discipline;
  • international publications in leading conferences and journals;
  • experience with or good prospects for acquiring external research funds;
  • vision on future research directions in own area of expertise;
  • experience with or readiness to supervise PhD projects;
  • active role in international scientific communities.



  • experience with and enthusiasm for teaching and student supervision;
  • ability to teach in departmental BSc and MSc programmes;
  • well-developed didactic skills;
  • excellent command of the English language;
  • experience with or willingness to use innovative teaching methods and (e-learning) technologies;
  • vision on teaching and your own contribution to teaching.

Please note that we are also interested in candidates with a focus on teaching.


  • play an active and cooperative role in the department and the university;
  • willingness to organize scientific events, such as research seminars or teaching seminars;
  • willingness to partake in departmental committees.


The department finds gender balance specifically and diversity in a broader sense very important. In recent procedures we attracted a significant number of women (five out of 10 positions). We are very keen on appointing more female scientists and therefore strongly encourage qualified women to apply. Publication track record, teaching record, and acquired research funds will be weighed against the number of years of academic experience, also taking into account parental leave or a part-time work schedule.


We offer a position of 0.8 - 1.0 FTE. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,255 and €5,656 (scale 10/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model).

Facilities for sports and child care are available on our campus, which is only 15 minutes away from the historical city center of Utrecht. More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

We offer you the possibility to develop towards a Basic Teaching Qualification, supported with educational development programs offered by the University. We also offer candidates the possibility to travel to conferences.



About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, colleagues from various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.


The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Science consists of six Departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 5,900 students and nearly 1,600 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's society.

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences is nationally and internationally renowned for its research in Computing Science and Information Science. Current research groups are Algorithmic Data Analysis, Algorithms and Complexity, Decision Support Systems, Intelligent Systems, Simulation of Complex Systems, Multimedia, Human-Centered Computing, Geometric Computing, Process Management and Analytics, Organization and Information, Natural Language Processing, Intelligent Systems, Software Technology and Software Technology of Learning and Teaching. Relevant areas of interdisciplinary research include Game Research, Foundations of Complex Systems, Applied Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Integrative Bioinformatics. The Department has, among others, close collaborations with the University Medical Center, the Departments of Physics and Mathematics, and the Faculties of Humanities and Geosciences.

The Department offers Bachelor programmes in Computer Science and Information Science, and four English Research Master programmes in Artificial Intelligence, Business Informatics, Computing Science, and Game and Media Technology. The Department is developing Master programmes in Data Science and Interaction Technology. High enrolment figures and good student ratings make the education very successful. The Department currently comprises 15 full-time Chairs and 105 other scientific staff, including Postdocs and PhD candidates.


Additional information
Would you like additional information about the vacancy? This can be obtained from Prof. van Kreveld, Research Director, via M.J.vanKreveld@uu.nl, or from Marloes Reichardt-Buijs, HR Officer for the Department, via M.S.Reichardt-Buijs@uu.nl.

To apply, please use the button below. Please attach a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and the (e-mail) addresses of two references.

If you prefer a part-time appointment, you are also invited to apply, preferably stating the desired part-time ratio.


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