Assistant/Associate Professor in Higher Structures and Derived Techniques in Geometry (Tenure Track) Radboud University Faculty of Science Netherlands

Assistant/Associate Professor in Higher Structures and Derived Techniques in Geometry (Tenure Track) (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Faculty of Science
Maximum salary: € 4,978 gross/month
Vacancy number: 62.23.19
Application deadline: 19 May 2019


As a tenure track assistant/associate professor you will carry out research in one of the leading areas in Mathematics, publish in leading journals, and speak at major conferences in this field.

You will teach courses in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Mathematics, and should also be able to teach Mathematics courses for other disciplines. In addition, you will supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s projects and will actively contribute to organisational tasks within the institute.
In relation to the interaction between departments within the Faculty of Science, the recruitment of new students, and other outreach activities, we value an open and outgoing attitude and excellent communication skills.


Work environment

The Faculty of Science (FNWI) at Radboud University Nijmegen is responsible for research and teaching in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology and computer science. FNWI encompasses six research institutes, one of them being the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). IMAPP’s main research areas are mathematics, astrophysics and high-energy physics, focusing on disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary approaches, with close links to other research areas and institutes at the faculty and university.

In the Mathematics department a broad range of topics is represented, including Analysis, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Number Theory, Functional Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Non-commutative Geometry, Special Functions and Applied Stochastics. The department is active in the national mathematical research clusters DIAMANT, GQT and STAR, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

The Teaching Institute for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy (WiNSt) is responsible for the teaching programmes in mathematics, physics and astronomy.


What we expect from you

  • you have a PhD in Mathematics and are a proven independent researcher;
  • expertise in the area of Higher Structures and/or Derived Techniques, broadly interpreted;
  • your expertise should enable you to connect to research in Algebraic Topology and/or one or more subfields of Geometry;
  • you have a demonstrated track record, as demonstrated by publications in leading scientific journals and invitations to conferences;
  • you have convincingly formulated your own research programme;
  • you have excellent teaching skills and preferably you already have some academic teaching experience. You are able to teach a broad range of courses in our teaching programme. If you are not sufficiently fluent in Dutch you will be allowed to teach in English but should be willing and able to acquire the skills necessary to lecture in Dutch within three years;
  • you have excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills;
  • you have the potential to generate external research funding to support research projects.


What we have to offer

  • employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE;
  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,978 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11);
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • the position is a tenure track. The tenure criteria will be clearly defined at the start. There will be an midterm evaluation after three years and a final evaluation after at most five and a half years. If the final evaluation is positive, you contract will be converted into a permanent appointment;
  • for candidates who are already further in their career an earlier final evaluation is possible;
  • you will be classified as an Assistant Professor (Universitair docent) or as an Associate Professor (Universitair hoofddocent) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO);
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where 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?


Other Information

The department aims at increasing the number of female academic mathematicians employed in the institute. Female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.


Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Mathematics

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. Dr. B.J.J. Moonen
Telephone: +31 24 3653220


Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of dr. W. Bosma) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • A research statement including a list of publications
  • A teaching statement including an overview of teaching experience, experience in student supervision, and information about teaching qualifications.

Applicants should arrange for three referees to send letters of recommendation to: before the closing date. At least one of the referees should comment on the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Please note: it is your responsibility to ensure that the aforementioned letters are received by the closing date. Please quote the vacancy number in all your correspondence.
The interviews will be held on 3 September and 4 September 2019.

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