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Tenure Track position (assistant/associate professor) in Condensed Matter Theory

The Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is conducting a major recruitment campaign called ‘Connecting Science’ in the areas of …

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Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3746 - € 6940 per maand


The Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is conducting a major recruitment campaign called ‘Connecting Science’ in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer science. Our ambition is to attract top talent from all over the world to tenure-track positions in a wide range of exciting scientific directions. We offer a stimulating environment and excellent conditions for research, tightly connected to challenging educational programmes. We are looking for ambitious and motivated scientists to connect different scientific disciplines. Our goal is to have a maximal impact on science and society.

What are you going to do?

We have a tenure track position (assistant/associate professor) in Condensed Matter Theory with focus on ab-initio or related computational methods available. The position will boost Quantum Materials research in Amsterdam, both connecting to current experimental research in the Amsterdam Quantum Materials cluster, and complementing ongoing efforts within the Amsterdam Condensed Matter Theory group. The focus of this position on realistic simulations of quantum materials will contribute to the materials theme throughout the Amsterdam BSc and MSc curricula. For a description of the current research activities in Amsterdam, see, https://jvanwezel.com/CondMatAmsterdam/


What do we require?

The successful candidate should have:

  • a relevant PhD degree in theoretical physics;
  • excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international journals, and talks at international conferences/workshops;
  • demonstrable excellent didactic abilities; an affinity for teaching at Bachelor and Master level;
  • preferably experience with the (co-)supervision of BSc, MSc and/or PhD students; ;
  • (the ability to develop) the management skills required for general academic administration, organisation and coordination tasks;
  • ability to attract external funding;
  • excellent communication and social skills;
  • good command of English and willingness to learn the Dutch language.

International research experience is preferred as is a highly collaborative and enthusiastic approach.


Our offer

We offer you a tenure track agreement for five years (which is part of a six-year temporary appointment). At the start, we will draw up an agreement with you, specifying the tenure track requirements for research, teaching and management tasks that need to be fulfilled in order to assess progress after three years and after five years. The requirements in this agreement are negotiable and depend on your experience and scientific profile. Following a positive assessment after five years the appointment will become permanent.

Start dates are negotiable. The position will be filled at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on your qualifications. The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3,746 gross per month up to a maximum of €6,940 gross per month (salary scale 11-14) based on full-time employment.

This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The  Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Then find out more about working at the Faculty of Science.

Additional information

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