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Assistant professor Multiscale Scientific Computing

The Informatics Institute (IvI) is recruiting an assistant professor Assistant professor Multiscale Scientific Computing. Simulation-based Science is about …

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Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3475 - € 5405 per maand


The Informatics Institute (IvI) is recruiting an assistant professor Assistant professor Multiscale Scientific Computing.

Simulation-based Science is about formulating computational models of phenomena that we observe and performing computer simulations in order to deepen our understanding of the complex adaptive systems that underpin these phenomena. An important feature of such complex adaptive systems is that they are multiscale. Multiscale simulations, certainly when executed on high performance computing resources, benefit strongly from generic algorithms for multiscale computing. As we move into the exascale performance era we need to drastically change the way we use HPC for Simulation-based Science.

The tenure tracker is expected to contribute to fundamental research on multiscale scientific computing with an emphasis on High Performance Multiscale Computing. The big challenge will be to design generic multiscale modelling paradigms, including generic scale bridging methods, and multiscale computing algorithms, and their automatic mapping to (future exascale) heterogeneous HPC systems. The research will be pushed forward by a variety of application areas, specifically those currently addressed in the Computational Science Lab (e.g. Computational Biomedicine) and includes building bridges to those application communities.

The tenure tracker is expected to acquire his/her own independent funding from sources such as the Dutch Science Foundation, the European Commission, and industry.

In terms of teaching, the tenure tracker will contribute to the master Computational Science and the Bachelor Computer Science, or related programs. The candidate is expected to coordinate, teach, or contribute to some of the following courses/programmes:

  • Concurrency & Parallel Computing
  • Calculus and numerical methods
  • Introduction to Computational Science
  • Scientific Computing
  • Guest lectures in various MSc. or AUC courses
  • Courses from the minor Computational Science

The teaching load is around 30%, which translates to teaching at least two courses, guest lecturing, and supervising Ba and Ma students in their thesis projects.

The tenure tracker is expected to contribute to valorisation, including engaging with the media, translating research outcomes to society or industry, or UvA spinoff activities.

Finally, the tenure tracker is expected to contribute to the management of the Computational Science Lab and the Informatics Institute.


The candidate’s research interests and expertise should fall within the general area of Computational Science and Scientific Computing, and in particular in multiscale modelling & computing pushed forward by computing needs in application areas such as biomedicine. Candidates must hold a doctorate in Computational or Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related areas. A strong track record in research is essential, as demonstrated by independent scientific publications in peer reviewed journals. Candidates should be able to obtain research funding in a competitive environment. In addition, candidates must have a proven track record of teaching abilities as well as the ability to supervise MSc and PhD candidates. At least two years of postdoctoral experience is expected but not strictly necessary. International research experience is also preferred.


The vacancy is for a permanent position according to standard university policies. It is a temporary appointment with a tenure track agreement which will lead to tenured position for a period of 5 years during which the candidate should show his/her competence in science and teaching/education. In the fifth year of the appointment, the tenure decision will be made. This implies that experienced scientists will be offered a permanent position after a positive assessment and evaluation. The type of appointment is negotiable and depends on age, experience and scientific profile of the selected candidate. The Committee will make an offer depending on the vacancy and the experience and track record of the candidate.

The gross monthly salary of the assistant professor position (UD 2/UD 1) will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel and will range from €3,475 up to a maximum of €5,405 (salary scale 11/12), based on a full-time appointment and depending on qualifications and on the number of years of professional experience. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8.3%.

Among other things, we offer:

  • competitive pay and good benefits;
  • top-50 University worldwide;
  • extremely friendly, interactive and international working environment;
  • direct access to high-end computing facilities;
  • new building located near the city center (10 minutes by bicycle) of one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities.

English is the working language within the Informatics Institute. Moreover, since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English, you need not be afraid of the language barrier.

Additional information

Further information about this vacancy may be obtained from:

You may only submit your application by electronic mail using this link.

Applications should include:

  1. a letter of motivation (1 page maximum);
  2. a curriculum vitae, including list of publications and taught courses;
  3. a research statement (2 pages maximum);
  4. a teaching statement (1 page maximum);
  5. a list of three references from different institutes.

All these should be grouped in one PDF attachment.

The committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered.

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

Do not send or copy your application to Prof. Alfons Hoekstra – it will get lost.

We will accept applications until 30 June 2018.