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Assistant Professor in Applied Algorithms (Tenure Track 0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Job descriptionAlgorithms research has always been one of the strengths of the computer-science departments at TU Eindhoven (TU/e) and Utrecht University …

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de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 uur


Job description

Algorithms research has always been one of the strengths of the computer-science departments at TU Eindhoven (TU/e) and Utrecht University (UU), and both universities have world-class researchers in this area. The two universities want to further strengthen their collaboration by creating a joint position in applied algorithms. The successful candidate will spend 60-70% of their time at one of the two universities, and the remaining 30-40% at the other university. The position comes with an attractive starting package that includes funding for a PhD student. We are looking for researchers with a keen interest in algorithmic applications, and we welcome applicants from all research areas with a strong algorithmic flavor.


What we are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher who wants to establish bridges, not only between TU Eindhoven and Utrecht University but also between algorithms research and its application areas. As teaching is an essential part of the work, we are searching for a candidate who is not only a passionate researcher but also a motivated teacher. In particular, we are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
  • Experience in algorithmically oriented research, proven by a PhD in algorithms or another relevant discipline and by publications in leading international conferences and journals in the area;
  • Experience with or enthusiasm for teaching, both at BSc and MSc level, and for supervising MSc and PhD students;
  • Motivation for setting up collaborations and acquiring research funds;
  • Willingness to contribute to the department, for example by serving on departmental committees;
  • Good communication skills and good command of English (candidates need not speak Dutch).


What we offer
  • A tenure track position (0.8 - 1.0 fte) for five years in an international working environment, ultimately leading to tenure upon good performance; you will have an appointment at one university, and spend around 60-70% of your time at that university and around 30-40% at the other university;
  • A full-time gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranging between € 3,637 and € 5,656 (scale 11/12 at the level of Assistant Professor according to the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO)) per month;
  • Benefits including 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • Pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities;
  • An attractive starting package, which includes funding for a PhD student;
  • A program to further develop your teaching and supervision skills, leading to a University Teaching Qualification.

Additional information

Utrecht and Eindhoven are attractive cities, located in one of the world's most open and connected countries. Our universities reflect this philosophy by offering a flexible work/life balance that prioritizes your well-being within an understanding and supportive, international environment.

About the universities

TU Eindhoven (TU/e) is a technical university with nine departments, approximately 2000 scientific staff (including PhD students) and 8000 BSc and MSc students. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is the largest of these departments, offering several bachelor and master programs, all of which are taught in English. The TU/e campus is in the center of Eindhoven, a lively city in the heart of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands. Including suburbs, Eindhoven has about 400,000 inhabitants, making it the fifth largest city of the Netherlands. Within Eindhoven everything is easily reachable by bike, and Eindhoven is well connected to other cities in the Netherlands by public transport.
Utrecht University (UU) is a wide-range university dating from 1636, with approximately 6700 scientific staff (including PhD students) and 30,000 BSc and MSc students. The Department of Information and Computing Sciences offers two bachelor and six master programs, where bachelor courses are taught in Dutch or English and the master programs are fully English. The university campus is just east of the city, but within easy cycling distance, and reachable by frequent buses and trams. Utrecht is consistently rated as one of the world's happiest cities, due to its historic center, international atmosphere, and high standard of living in general. It lies in the center of the Netherlands.
Eindhoven and Utrecht are well connected by car and train. Direct trains run 4-6 times per hour and take around 50 minutes.

More information

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the position. You can write to Professor Marc van Kreveld (Utrecht University, email: m.j.vankreveld[at]uu.nl) or Professor Mark de Berg (TU Eindhoven; email: m.t.d.berg[at]tue.nl)


We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives and we attach great importance to diversity and gender balance. You are encouraged to mention any personal circumstances that need to be taken into account, for example parental leave or military service. If you prefer a part-time appointment, you are also invited to apply, stating the desired part-time ratio. If you have the expertise and the experience we are looking for then simply respond via the 'Apply now' button!

Please enclose:
  • a cover letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position;
  • a full academic curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;
  • a research statement (max two pages) and teaching statement (max two pages)
  • a copy of your PhD certificate, or a letter from your university stating when your defence will take place;
  • contact details of two or three references.

Applications must be written in English. The deadline for applications is January 4, 2021.

If this specific opportunity isn't for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward this vacancy announcement to them.

Please note: Due to the current situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) the process of selection and interviews is subject to change. Initial interviews will most likely be conducted online.