Tenure Track Assistant Professor Tabletop Tests of Fundamental Physics (1.0 FTE)
The Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity has an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in experimental physics. The group is working in the field of precision tests of the Standard Model at low energies such as measurements of the weak mixing
- Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 5826 - € 5826 per maand
The Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity has an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in experimental physics. The group is working in the field of precision tests of the Standard Model at low energies such as measurements of the weak mixing angle in single trapped ions and searches for permanent electric dipole moment on the electron using cold molecules. The new experimental activity should complement the current work at the VSI. Within the institute, we have a strong collaboration between experiment and theory.
We are searching for an enthusiastic physicist with a strong track record in experimental physics. The candidate is expected to develop his or her own line of research while maintaining strong connections to the ongoing local activities. Her/his expertise should strengthen our team in exploiting atomic, molecular and optical physics with focus on applications of these techniques to scrutinise open questions related to the Standard Model of particle physics.
As an Assistant 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 bachelor and master programmes of (applied) physics
· contribute to the organisation of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management.
At the stage of Assistant Professor, 60% of your time is for research, 30% for teaching activities and 10% for organisational tasks.
We encourage you to apply if you have:
· a PhD degree in experimental physics 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
· demonstrable organisational competences
· cross-cultural sensitivity
· good command of spoken and written English.
And you are:
· 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.
ConditionsWe offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
· a salary, depending on qualifications, work experience and your career stage from € 3,746 (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of € 5,826 gross per month (scale 12) for a full-time position
· a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
· a pension scheme
· maternity and parental leave
· a full-time position as Assistant Professor in our faculty’s tenure track system Career Paths in Science and 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/
As an Assistant Professor, you will enter a tenure track that, if followed successfully, will lead to a Full Professorship in approximately 10 years. In case of a full-time contract, you will initially be appointed for 7 years and your performance will be assessed after 5 years. This moment may be extended with at most one year in case of a life event (e.g. prolonged illness or maternity leave). If your assessment is positive, you will get a tenured appointment as an Associate Professor. After another 4 to 7 years you will be assessed for promotion to the position of Full Professor. 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
Additional informationProf. S. Hoekstra
+31 50 36339713.
Report in which the position is described in more detail
Van Swinderen Institute
Career Paths in Science