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

Paris Avgeriou paris at cs.rug.nl
Fri Dec 4 10:50:54 CET 2015

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Software Engineering


Job description


The vacancy concerns an assistant professor in Software Engineering at 
the Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science 
(JBI) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMNS). The 
position will be embedded in the Software Engineering group (Prof. Paris 
Avgeriou). The vacancy is positioned broadly within Software 
Engineering, though emphasis is given on software requirements and 
software design and architecture. Of particular relevance are empirical 
research methods and new trends such as security, software analytics, 
systems of systems, big data in software, and autonomous or 
self-managing software. These trends are also central in the recently 
established cross-disciplinary research theme on Data Science and 
Systems Complexity (DSSC) within the FMNS. The assistant professor is 
expected to establish an autonomous research programme within the JBI. 
In such a programme the interaction with other disciplines within the 
Institute, with the DSSC theme of the FMNS, and with the University as a 
whole will play an important role.



You will need to have the following qualifications:

• A Ph.D. degree in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, 
or related discipline;

• Two years of postdoctoral experience abroad (industrial experience can 
partly 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;

• Being a team player with good communication skills.



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 characterised 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. In exceptional cases when 
candidates with higher qualifications will be available, these 
candidates may be embedded according to the faculty policy. 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.

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years 
according to the document "Career Paths in the Sciences" 
(www.rug.nl/fwn/careerpathsinScience) of the Faculty of Mathematics and 
Natural Sciences. On completion of 5 years of employment there will be 
an assessment of performance 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 
adjunct (associate) professor with tenure and ius promovendi. At the end 
of a further 4 -7 year period there will be another assessment aimed at 
a promotion to full professor.

Conditions of employment


The University of Groningen can offer a salary dependent on 
qualifications and work experience from € 3,324.- gross per month up to 
a maximum of € 5,171.- gross per month (scale 11/12) for a full-time 



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 research plans of maximum 
3 pages. Applicants must provide the names of five people as references, 
complete with title, address and contact information (i.e., phone number 
and e-mail address).

You may apply for this position until March 1, 2016 by means of the 
application form (click on "Apply" on this page 



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

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

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