Assistant / Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics
Radboud University, Mathematics Department

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics (tenure track)

  • 32 - 40 hours per week

  • Faculty of Science

  • Job level: PhD

  • Duration of the contract: 6 years

  • Application deadline: 6 January 2020



We are looking for

A mathematician working in the area of mathematical general relativity and/or geometric analysis, preferably with some affinity for theoretical physics. This position will broaden the scope of the Mathematical Physics group, which has traditionally specialised in quantum (field) theory, operator algebras and non-commutative geometry, foundations of physics, and Lie theory and integrable systems, but has recently appointed an assistant professor of mathematical relativity. This new position will also strengthen IMAPP's increasing focus on gravity as a key research theme (ranging from its mathematical language and underpinning to the theoretical study of classical and quantum gravity to the imaging of black holes by the Event Horizon Telescope), as well as the Mathematics Department's focus on applied analysis, and geometry and topology. Women are especially encouraged to apply.


We ask


  • You have a PhD in Mathematics and are a proven independent researcher in the area mentioned above, in which you pursue your own well-defined research programme.

  • You have clear international visibility through a demonstrated track record in publishing conference appearances.

  • You have demonstrable passion for both research and teaching, excellent teaching skills, and preferably some academic teaching experience.

  • You should be able to teach a broad range of courses in our teaching programme.

  • If you are not sufficiently fluent in Dutch yet, you will initially be allowed to teach in English; however, you should be willing and able to acquire the skills necessary to lecture in Dutch within three years (Dutch language level B2).

  • You have the potential and interest to generate external research funding to support research projects.


We are


The Mathematics Department at Radboud University is part of the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Particle Physics (IMAPP) in the Faculty of Science. The department represents a broad range of areas, including pure and applied analysis, algebraic geometry and topology, number theory, functional analysis, mathematical physics, non-commutative geometry, special functions, and applied stochastics. Locally, the department has strong ties with theoretical physics and theoretical computer science, and nationally the department is active in all of NWO's four mathematical research clusters (DIAMANT, GQT, NDNS+, and STAR). The Mathematical Physics group is also represented in Route 2 of the National Science Agenda (NWA), which has a strong focus on gravity and includes mathematical aspects. IMAPP aims at increasing its diversity - including its gender balance - in various ways.

The Faculty of Science is a complete, student-oriented science faculty where research and education are closely related. The faculty aims to be an academic community with an international character, where staff members from different backgrounds can combine their talents with the common goal of being a leading faculty of science in Europe.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!


We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.

  • Assistant Professor: at the start of your tenure track you will be employed as an Assistant Professor level 2 (salary scale 11, maximum gross monthly salary of €4,978) for a six year period. Following a positive evaluation based on the criteria you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor level 1 (salary scale 12, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,656) on the basis of a permanent contract. Further information on a tenure track at the Faculty of Science can be found here.

  • Associate Professor: you will be employed as an Associate Professor level 2 (salary scale 13, maximum gross monthly salary of €6,133) or Associate Professor level 1 (salary scale 14, maximum gross monthly salary of €6,738), depending on your (scientific) track record and experience. Duration of the contract: in consultation.

  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?


Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:

Prof. N.P. (Klaas) Landsman

Tel.: +31 24 3652874


Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. dr. N.P. (Klaas) Landsman and submit it, using the application button, no later than 6 January 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.

  • CV with the names of three referees, including at least one referee for teaching qualifications.

  • A teaching statement.

  • A research statement including a list of publications.

  • A PDF file containing your two best publications.

Interviews are expected in February 2020.


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