[ecoop-info] Rosalind Franklin Fellowship at the University of Groningen
paris at cs.rug.nl
Mon Dec 12 15:46:53 CET 2016
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.
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
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)
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
• Please check whether you are eligible to apply by doing the
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