[ecoop-info] Rosalind Franklin Fellowship at the University of Groningen

Paris Avgeriou paris at cs.rug.nl
Mon Dec 12 15:46:53 CET 2016

Job description
The University of Groningen initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin 
Fellowship programme to promote the advancement of talented 
international researchers at the highest levels of the institution. The 
ambitious programme has been running at the Groningen Faculty of 
Mathematics and Natural Sciences since 2002 and at the University as a 
whole since 2007.
The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is aimed at women in 
industry, academia or research institutes who have a PhD and would like 
a career as full professor in a European top research university. The 
Fellowship is only awarded to outstanding researchers.
Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, 
largely externally funded research programme in collaboration with 
colleagues at our Faculty and elsewhere. They will also be expected to 
participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching 
programme of their discipline.

In the next round of Rosalind Franklin Fellowships, the Faculty of 
Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship 
in the discipline of Computer Science (especially Data Management, 
Theory of Computing, Algorithms, Networks, Security)

• PhD degree for at least 3 years on reference date 1 February 2017
• exemplary research record demonstrated by publications in 
international top journals and/or in peer-reviewed books
• proof of independence and international recognition
• experience in various working environments in different countries
• successful in acquiring external funding for research projects
• teaching experience or proven inclination for teaching demonstrated by 
tutoring/mentoring of individuals or small groups
• demonstrable organizational qualities and communication skills
• a well-founded and motivated application with an innovative research 
plan for the first five years and a challenging outlook for the future 
which takes into account the international research landscape in their 
field of specialization
• must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, 
studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years 
immediately prior to the reference date of 1 February 2017.

Additional requirements
In addition to the University’s general requirements for the 
fellowships, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has the 
following additional requirements:
• at least two years of postdoctoral experience, preferably in various 
research institutions (Dutch applicants should have at least two years 
of postdoctoral experience outside The Netherlands)
• experience in supervising research projects
• the candidate must have the potential to develop into a leader who 
guides and inspires
• the proposed research should be complementary and of added value to 
the research areas currently represented within the Faculty.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a starting salary for the Rosalind 
Franklin Fellow/assistant professor, dependent on qualifications and 
relevant work experience, of a minimum of € 3,427 gross per month 
(salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 5,330 gross 
per month (salary scale 12) for a fulltime position.
The salaries include an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus 
and participation in an employee pension scheme. The conditions of 
employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for the 
University of Groningen.
The appointment of a Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor will 
be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years. After 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 associate professor with tenure. At the end 
of a further 4-7 year period, there will be another assessment aimed at 
promotion to full professor.

You may apply for this position until 31 January / before 1 February 
2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" 
below on the advertisement on the university website).
Applicants should submit:
1. A full curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications 
(file 1)
2. A letter of motivation (file 2)
3. A 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and future research 
goals (file 3)
4. A list of five selected ‘best papers’ (preferably including copies) 
(file 4)
5. the names and contact information (including email address) of 3 
referees (file 5).
The application files should be sent electronically in PDF format.
Applications with missing credentials will not be taken into consideration.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
•    Prof. Paris Avgeriou (for Software Engineering applicants) 
paris at cs.rug.nl
•    Ms Dr Y.E.F.M. Jeuken, y.e.f.m.jeuken at rug.nl

Additional information
•    Please check whether you are eligible to apply by doing the 
eligibility check 
•    Please visit our webpage for more information about conditions of 

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