Tenure Track Assistant Professor ‘3D Computer Vision’ University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science – Informatics Institute Netherlands

Tenure Track Assistant Professor ‘3D Computer Vision’


Faculty of Science – Informatics Institute


Publication date
30 January 2019

Level of education

Salary indication
€3,637 to €5,656 gross per month

Closing date
1 March 2019

38 hours per week

Vacancy number


We offer a Tenure Track Assistant Professor (AP) position within the Computer Vision group (CV), part of the Informatics Institute (IvI) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).


The Computer Vision group is headed by Prof. Dr Theo Gevers and conducts research in image understanding. The CV group participates in teaching for the international (research) Master Artificial Intelligence and contributes to various Bachelor and Master programmes within the IvI, the UvA and the Amsterdam University College.


Project description

The Informatics Institute of the Faculty of Science is inviting applications for a fully funded tenure track position in the field of 3D computer vision and in particular automatic 3D object reconstruction, segmentation and recognition. 3D visual information is the most promising sources of information. To access big 3D data, automatic understanding of 3D visual information is crucial and requires new and visionary solutions. As 3D data understanding is in its very early stage, this tenure track project aims for high risk and visionary developments and exploration of automatic interpretation and understanding of 3D visual information. The overall aim of the tenure track is to reconstruct, recognize and print objects and scenes in 3D. The tenure track will focus on advanced 3D reconstruction and representation methods, recognition and learning methods, and printing techniques. An interdisciplinary approach is desired as 3D visual information is a merging topic between different research areas: mathematics, physics, computation, machine learning, and computer vision. 



What do we require of you?

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (Computer Science, AI, Physics, Mathematics) and a proven record of high quality and diverse academic teaching, preferably at the Bachelor's-, Master's- and PhD-levels;

  • solid publication record in fields related to computer vision or graphics, including internationally peer reviewed journals and/or books published by internationally recognized press;

  • you excel in teaching and have a clear vision on education;

  • ability to acquire research funding from external sources (e.g. Netherlands’ Organization for Scientific Research or other research councils, European Union, or other national and international funding agencies, personal grants such as in the Dutch Veni/Vidi/Vici scheme or the European ERC grants);

  • demonstrated ability to promote outstanding and innovative research and foster research collaborations (with faculty, postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates); demonstrated or budding academic leadership;

  • adequate knowledge of Dutch, or the willingness to learn the Dutch language;

  • in possession of the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (or foreign equivalent), or willingness to acquire such a qualification within two years.


Further information

For specific questions about the job position, please contact:

  • Prof. Theo Gevers, Chair Computer Vision group

    T: +31 (0)20 525 7516

    personal page



We offer a temporary appointment with a tenure track agreement for the duration of five years. You will be offered a permanent position after a positive assessment and evaluation.


The type of appointment is negotiable and depends on experience and scientific profile of the selected candidate. The committee will make an offer pending the vacancy and your experience and track record.


The full-time gross monthly salary of the assistant professor position (UD 2/UD 1) will range from €3,637 to €5,656 (salary scale 11-12, effective 1 February 2019), depending on qualifications and on the number of years of professional experience. The annual salary will be increased by an 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus, under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO). A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants.


Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.


The Informatics Institute strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.


You may send in your application no later than 1 March 2019 using the link below. Please upload the following information in a single PDF file:

  • a concise statement of motivation (1 page maximum);

  • a CV and list of publications;

  • a statement outlining research plans (2 pages maximum);

  • a statement outlining teaching philosophy (1 page maximum) and

  • a list of three referees.


The single PDF can be uploaded in de field marked CV in the application form.


At this stage of the procedure, please do not send letters of reference or proofs of your academic writing.


Late or incomplete applications will be considered at the committee’s discretion. #LI-DNP

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