[ecoop-info] Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Software Engineering - University of Groningen

Paris Avgeriou paris at cs.rug.nl
Wed Mar 26 10:36:15 CET 2014

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Software Engineering (1.0 fte) (214113)

Job description
The vacancy concerns an assistant professor in Software Engineering at
the Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
(JBI). The vacant position will be embedded in the Software Engineering
group of the JBI. The vacancy is positioned broadly within Software
Engineering, though emphasis is given on software design & architecture
and software requirements. Emphasis on empirical research methods and
new application domains such as cloud computing, big data, critical
systems, or systems of systems will also be considered. In this
programme, important aspects are interaction with other engineering
disciplines (such as Industrial Engineering and Management) and
cooperation with the industry of software-intensive systems.
Participation in the Dutch Research School in Programming and
Algorithmics (IPA) is envisaged.

You will need to have the following qualifications:
• PhD degree in the field of Computer Science, Software Engineering, or
related discipline, and two years postdoctoral experience abroad
(industrial experience can partly compensate for this requirement)
• excellent research, teaching, and organisational qualities, and a good
list of publications
• the ability to obtain external financing for your research.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences provides high quality
research and education. The faculty is home to several top research
institutes. Furthermore, it offers 14 Bachelor's degree programmes and
30 Master's degree programmes in Natural Sciences and Technology, Life
Sciences and Computing & Cognition. Currently, the faculty has about
4000 students and 1300 staff members.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is offering young,
talented researchers, tenure track assistant professor positions. These
staff members are expected to develop their own line of research within
a particular field. The faculty's career policy is characterized by
flexible personnel management with a focus on the individual. Academic
achievements are seen as being central to the academic career, and ample
opportunities for professional development and supplementary training
and education are offered. Arrangements for training in the area of
teaching will be made with all new employees.

The policy is directed at increasing the number of women in academic
staff positions. Career advancement policies for women will also be
improved, and women will be actively encouraged to develop their careers.

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years.
On completion of 5 years of employment, an assessment of performance
will take place based on established criteria including research and
teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment is positive,
the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of associate
professor with tenure. At the end of a further 4-7 year period, another
assessment will take place aimed at a promotion to full professor.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications
and work experience from a minimum of € 3,259 (scale 11) up to a maximum
of € 5,070 (scale 12 CAO Dutch Universities) gross per month for a
fulltime position.
Interested candidates should submit a complete application composed of:
(i) a letter of motivation, (ii) a complete curriculum vitae, (iii) a
list of publications, (iv) a list of five self-selected "best papers",
(v) a statement about teaching goals and experience, as well as (vi) a
brief description of scientific interests and plans of maximum 3 pages.
Applicants must provide the names of five references complete with
title, address and contact information (i.e. phone number and email

You may apply for this position before 30 April 2014 Dutch local time by
means of the application form found on

For information you can contact:

Prof. Paris Avgeriou, Head of the Software Engineering group, +31 50 3637057, p.avgeriou at rug.nl, http://www.cs.rug.nl/~paris/
Prof. J.B.T.M. Roerdink, Chairman of the board of the Johann Bernoulli Institute, +31 50 36339 31, j.b.t.m.roerdink at rug.nl

Additional information
About the research group: http://www.cs.rug.nl/search/
About the function:
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