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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Software Engineering (1.0 FTE) (218413)


The vacancy concerns an assistant professor in Software Engineering at the Bernoulli Institute (BI) for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). The position will be embedded in the Software Engineering research group.

Job description

The assistant professor is expected to develop an internationally leading research track record in Software Engineering, leading to an independent research profile.

The vacancy is positioned broadly within Software Engineering.

The research should lead to publications in high impact scientific journals and conferences in software engineering. Supervision of PhD students and postdocs is an important part of the research activities. Obtaining substantial external funding for PhD and postdoc projects is also crucial.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching within the bachelor and master programmes of Computer Science in the Undergraduate and Graduate Schools of Science of the FSE. He/she will contribute both to teaching existing courses, and to the development of new courses in software engineering. The candidate is expected to have an active interest and to provide a positive contribution to the management and organizational tasks of the institute. At the level of the FSE, the candidate will contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the fields of teaching, research and management. The candidate will participate in relevant national and international organizations.


You have:
• a PhD degree and minimally two years postdoctoral experience abroad, divided over no more than 2 episodes (industrial experience can partially compensate for this requirement)
• excellent research qualities, as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and renowned conferences, and a relevant international network
• teaching and organizational experience appropriate to career stage
• evidence of successful acquisition of external funding appropriate to career stage.

You are:
• a team player with good communications skills
• willing to fulfill the requirements for the University Teaching Qualification
• willing to learn the Dutch language.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a gross monthly salary depending on qualifications and work experience from € 3,545 (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of € 5,513 (CAO-NU salary scale 12) for a full-time position. The appointment will be initially for a maximum of 7 years at the level of tenure track assistant professor The successful candidate will participate in the career track of the Faculty of Science and Engineering known as Career Paths in Science. After 5 years there will be an assessment of performance based on established criteria. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to associate professor with tenure. There will be another assessment at the end of a further 4-7 -year period for the promotion to full professor.

In addition to the primary salary the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3%.

The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

The University of Groningen has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

You may apply for this position until 15 November 11:59 pm / before 16 November 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on this advertisement on the university website).

Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application including:
• a letter of motivation
• a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications
• a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’
• a statement about teaching goals and experience and a description of scientific interest and plans
• the names of three references complete with title and contact information.

The interviews are scheduled beginning 2019

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

  • Prof. J.B.T.M. Roerdink, Scientific Director of the Bernoulli Institute, +31 50 3633931,
  • Prof. Paris Avgeriou, Head of the Software Engineering group, +31 50 36 37057,

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.