[ecoop-info] Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in the University of Groningen

Paris Avgeriou paris.avgeriou at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 14:39:09 CET 2018

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global 
outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top 
priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is 
currently in or around the top 100 on several influential global ranking 
The Faculty of Science and Engineering harbours a kaleidoscope of 
disciplines and research strengths. Our programmes in research and 
education range from nanomaterials and biomachinery to astronomy, from 
mathematics to pharmacy, from neurosciences to computer science, and 
from molecular and evolutionary biology to engineering and technology.
On top of its track record of research excellence, the Faculty offers a 
large number of bachelor’s degree programmes (overseen by our 
Undergraduate School of Science and Engineering) and master’s degree 
programmes (overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering). 
Nearly all of our bachelor's (BSc) and master's degree programmes (MSc) 
are fully English-taught, thus allowing students from all over the world 
to follow a degree programme with us.

The FSE Fellowship programme
Our unique FSE fellowship programme offers temporary positions for 
talented junior researchers who want to further develop both their 
research and teaching skills. You will have an appointment for four 
years during which you can do challenging research, have various 
teaching responsibilities (approximately 30% of the time), and be 
offered opportunities for training and career orientation.
 From the start, you will have a personal Work and Development Plan 
(WDP) that describes the specific research, teaching and training 
activities that you will undertake. You will receive didactic training 
in your first year and have the opportunity to obtain a University 
Teaching Qualification form the third year. In addition to the yearly 
Result and Development Interviews with your supervisors, you will have a 
yearly meeting with a career counsellor to discuss your career 
development and plans. A personal budget of a € 1000 per year is 
dedicated for additional training and career activities. We currently 
offer 15 fellow positions in a broad range of scientific fields. The 
preferred starting date of the fellows is before April 2019.

Job description
We are seeking a candidate who can be embedded in, and contribute to, 
research in software engineering. Relevant research aspects include 
software architecture, software evolution, software measurement, 
software testing, and program comprehension. Preference will be given to 
embedding you into the current Software Engineering and Architecture group.

You will be responsible with teaching various courses at the bachelor 
level in the Computer Science programme, with a focus on forming broad 
skills in Computer Science. Typical courses that qualify are 
programming, algorithms and data structures, and operating systems. 
Besides the actual teaching of lectures, you will also be responsible 
for coordinating and setting up the practical activities (e.g. lab 
sessions and practical assignments), examination, and grading. A special 
emphasis is to be placed on software engineering courses such as 
software testing, software quality assurance, and software engineering 

Furthermore, you will be involved in submitting and supervising bachelor 
projects, which typically contain a significant research component. The 
focus of these projects can be determined by you, together with the 
research unit you be embedded in.

You have
• a PhD, obtained no longer than 3 years ago, preferably from another 
university than the
University of Groningen
• a promising research record
• affinity with teaching; individuals with actual teaching experience 
will be favoured
• an excellent command of English.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a starting salary depending on the 
date you obtained your PhD and your postdoctoral years.
• 0 years: €3.255,- gross per month for a full-time position
• 1 year: € 3.389,- gross per month for a full-time position
• 2 years €3.514,- gross per month for a full-time position
• 3 years €3.637,- gross per month for a full-time position.

You will have an initial appointment of one year that will be extended 
by 3 years if you perform satisfactorily. The fellowship will not be 
extended after the four years period.
The UFO-profile Researcher/Lecturer (salary scale 10 Dutch Universities) 
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.
The preferred starting date is before April 2019.

You may apply for this position until 25 November 23:59h / before 26 
November 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click 
on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website 

Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application 
• a letter of motivation
• a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
• a short description (max 1A4) of your teaching interests (extra 
• a short description (max 1A4) of your scientific field of interest 
(extra attachment 2)

In this stage of recruitment, we don’t ask for reference letter.

For information you can contact: Yvonne Folkers (coordinator of the FSE 
Fellowship Programme), Y.Folkers at rug.nl
For informal inquiries please contact Prof. Paris Avgeriou 
(paris at cs.rug.nl)
Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

Additional information
     Information about bachelor degree programmes 
     Information about master degree programmes 
     Information on the research institute 
     Information on the research group http://www.cs.rug.nl/search/

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