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