Showing posts with label Faculty Positions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Faculty Positions. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Assistant Professor Data Analytics for Robotic Control


Would you love to make an impact with your research and inspire students? Work at a true campus university with a pleasant atmosphere? And immediately appoint your own PhD candidate? Then you will find this role an excellent fit

The position is in the group of Applied Mechanics and Data Analysis of the Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET). This enthusiastic group consists of 8 researchers and teachers of various levels. Their research focuses on developing new methods for the dynamics, nonlinear mechanics, stochastic modelling, machine/deep learning, model reduction, optimization and control of robots and manufacturing/production processes. As an assistant professor you will become an expert in control topics for industrial applications, and for the other topics you will collaborate with fellow experts.

This research aims to initiate, design and develop technical solutions for societal problems of today and tomorrow. Such technology involves “Automated intelligent systems” in which a mechanical system/materials are optimized and personalized. Application areas are e.g. high-tech equipment, smart industry, additive manufacturing, automated process control, etc.

The modelling and fundamental understanding of dynamical systems and robotics are essential in the development of such automated systems. In particular the stochastic model-driven or model-free control is the main prerequisite for achieving success in this area. Models are becoming computationally more demanding, whereas the industry requirements on the real time computations are increasing.  Hence, the fundamental and applied research in the area of stochastic control and dynamical systems is one of the key factors we would like as a group to develop further.

About the job

As an assistant professor you will work in the Applied Mechanics and Data Analysis (AMDA) group, the Department Mechanics of Solids Surfaces and Systems (MS3), Faculty of Engineering Technology. Here you will develop ground-breaking research projects in close collaboration with your colleagues and the industry. The Applied Mechanics and Data Analysis group is an interdisciplinary group that focuses on the fundamental and applied research related to flexible multibody dynamics/nonlinear mechanics and artificial intelligence with applications in the field of  manufacturing of materials and industrial robotics.

As an AMDA member, you will be participating in teaching activities in the Bachelor programme of Mechanical engineering and the Master programme of Robotics and Mechanical engineering. You will supervise students in their graduation assignments, and you will contribute towards the supervision of the PhD candidate(s).

In this role you will also have the opportunity to directly appoint your own PhD. And in time, there are opportunities to grow into the role of Associate Professor. All your work takes place on the beautiful, green campus in Twente.

Want to know more about the UT? take a look here: green campus University of Twente

Please note that this vacancy is only open to female scientists. This is part of the University of Twente’s strategy to increase the proportion of women among its faculty and to create a working environment that is diverse and inclusive and supportive of excellence in research and teaching.


A PhD degree with background in Applied Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, Systems and Control, or Scientific Computing. The knowledge on (stochastic) control is required. Machine/deep learning knowledge is desirable.

Experience in research, which is apparent from publications in reputable academic journals, presentations in international scientific conferences and other academic activities;

A team player who proactively searches collaboration with the other fields within the department Mechanics of Solids Surfaces and Systems (MS3) and within the robotics community at the University of Twente

Affinity for collaboration with the Dutch and European high-tech industry and with government agencies that are involved in high-tech systems;

Experience in teaching in the sketched research field and you hold a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) for Dutch Universities, a similar qualification, or are willing to obtain this;

Good communication skills and an excellent command of English.


We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment with an attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure. The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

We offer you:

A fulltime position for 1 year, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation;

A gross salary between € 3.807,- and € 5.922,- per month, depending on experience and qualifications, a 30% tax ruling option and solid pension scheme;

A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;

Professional and personal development programs;

A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.

A start-up package that includes funding for the recruitment of 1 PhD that can help in kickstarting your research;

A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid) and career support for partners.


For additional information regarding this position, please contact B. Rosic, email: You can submit your application, including:

a letter with your teaching and research motivation

CV (with a list of publications and at least 2 references)

before January, 30th, 2022 by using the link below.


The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.


Friday, January 14, 2022

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


The department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. We are looking for candidates with the motivation to work and succeed at the highest international academic level.


You will be a member of an international research group with a simultaneously ambitious and supportive culture. We aim for outstanding research and collaborate with renowned researchers both locally and internationally. We also aim for world-class teaching in university Bachelor, Master and executive programmes. Our teaching is research-based and relevance, responsibility and an international focus are key. Our group fosters relations with a vibrant business community in both the Amsterdam region and globally for joint research and teaching activities. 


What are you going to do


The core tasks of an assistant professor are in teaching and research. In the tenure track appointment, 50% of the time will be for research, while the teaching load will (maximally) take up the other 50% of time. Assistant professors are also expected to take up managerial roles, such as coordinating programmes or sitting on programme committees. Teaching will be at the graduate (MSc), the undergraduate (BSc) level or in one of the executive programs the Amsterdam Business School offers. Part of the teaching tasks will likely be in our courses and programmes focusing on entrepreneurship in the creative industries. Research is aimed at international top-tier journals, especially in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. In addition to research and teaching, you will also have ample opportunity for personal development.The intended starting date will be 1 September 2022.


What do we require


Candidates should have or be close to obtaining a PhD (the thesis should be approved by the time the contract starts) and their research should concern the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. We are especially interested in candidates whose research portfolio also concerns the creative industries. Candidates will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in teaching and research.


Our offer


The selected candidate will be offered a six-year tenure track position as Assistant Professor. Upon meeting the criteria for tenure as judged by the Amsterdam Business School Promotion and Tenure committee, a permanent contract as associate professor will be offered. The gross monthly salary during the first three years will be, depending on experience, between 4,207 and 5,211 (salary scale 11) based on 38 hours per week (+ 16.3% holiday and end-year payments).


After a positive outcome  at the midterm (after two-three years) evaluation the maximum becomes 5,922 (salary scale 12). This is in accordance with the  Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A substantial reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates for the first few years of employment (subject to tax law). The University of Amsterdam also offers a very attractive pension scheme.


To work at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


What else do we offer?

  • A university that is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is a top-100 university in the Times Higher Education Rankings and QS Rankings.
  • A research environment that is inspiring, collaborative and international (around 50% of our staff is international and the fraction of international staff is increasing).
  • The campus is located in the heart of Amsterdam.
  • Amsterdam offers a vibrant and cosmopolitan living environment, and is appreciated by our international staff especially for the high quality of living, the easy commuting (also between other Dutch cities and Amsterdam), cultural and social life, English as business language, and the excellent connections to the rest of the world.
  • Assistance with finding accommodation in or near the city center of Amsterdam via our UvA broker services.
  • Assistance in finding employment for your partner. The Amsterdam area is the economic gravity point of the Netherlands, featuring a large demand for high-skilled workers in a tight labour market.


About us


The ABS is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the cultural and business capital of the Netherlands, which offers a cosmopolitan living environment with excellent connections to the rest of the world. Within UvA, Amsterdam Business School offers executive, graduate and undergraduate programs in accounting, finance, management, marketing and strategy. Amsterdam Business School is triple-crown accredited (AACBS, AMBA, EQUIS).


The Entrepreneurship & Innovation department at ABS is an interdisciplinary group of currently 16 faculty members with expertise in a broad range of topics and research methods.  The research of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation section focuses on themes such as: entrepreneurship, careers & networks; marketing signals for innovative products; recruitment by and financing of new ventures, entrepreneurial psychology; entrepreneurship & innovation in creative industries. Faculty members publish in international peer-reviewed journals including Organization Science; Journal of Business Venturing; Journal of Management Studies; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; Journal of Management; Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.




Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:






Job application


We look forward to receiving your application by 25 January 2022. You may apply online by using the link below.


Applications in pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation describing your research and teaching interests;
  • the names of two referees (no reference letters yet);
  • one research paper (does not need to be published already) that is representative of research interests and skills.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a job interview and will be asked to present their (research) work. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide two reference letters.


The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.


Assistant Professors in Statistics


The Faculty of Science and the Mathematical Institute are looking for:

Assistant Professors in Statistics (Tenure Track)

Vacancy number: 21-679

The Mathematical Institute at Leiden University in the Netherlands has positions for assistant professor TT in statistics.

Key Responsibilities

The holder of the post is expected to:

  • develop own identity as a researcher;
  • acquire national or European research grants to support the own research line;
  • be actively involved in teaching and contribute to the development of our curriculum;
  • (co-)supervise students from master in Mathematics and in Statistics and PhD students.

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates are expected to:

  • hold a PhD in Mathematics or Statistics
  • have a track record (evidenced by publications in highly ranked journals), in the subjects of:
  • statistical research, or
  • machine learning, as long as the research is primarily mathematical in nature;
  • have good communication skills and experience in teaching;
  • have a good command of the English language.

Additional Requirements to fulfill after hiring

  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). Newly hired staff, not already holding this qualification or equivalent, are required to obtain within two years;
  • Newly hired staff not already holding a Dutch language proficiency diploma at level B2 or higher, are required to obtain such diploma within two years.

Research at our faculty

The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty, where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own scientific discipline. Their aim is to benefit science and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science ranges from mathematics, computer science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programs. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,300 staff and almost 5,000 students. We are located in Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

For more information, see , and

The Mathematical Institute (MI) is one of the eight institutes within the Faculty of Science and it has a strong international orientation. Its mission is to perform high quality research at the frontiers of mathematical knowledge, and to educate future generations of mathematicians and statisticians in a friendly but challenging environment. MI students have named MI Top Teaching Institute for the fifth year in a row.

MI tenure track

A Tenure Track position at MI is a temporary appointment as assistant professor, for a period of six years.

MI’s Tenure Track is expected to lead to a tenured position as associate professor, from which one can grow into the role of a full professor. MI’s Tenure Track is a clear career path to foster the development of young academics personal and professional talent. 

Read more about our Tenure Track at:

Employment conditions

The gross monthly salary of an assistant professor at MI is between € 3.807,- and € 5.922,- depending on the experience demonstrated at hiring.

An appointment with Leiden University includes a pension build-up and other benefits; these include an annual holiday premium of 8%, an end-of-year premium of 8.3% and a paid parental leave of 62,5%. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Information and application

For any questions, contact prof. dr. Marta Fiocco ( +31 (0)71 527 7144

Applications must be submitted before 15 February, 2022 

The application must contain:

  • cover letter
  • detailed research plan 
  • curriculum vitae 
  • list of all publications
  • two reference persons (name, affiliation and email address) who may be contacted during the selection process.

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Assistant Professor in Global Sociology


The institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University invites applicants for the position of

Assistant Professor in Global Sociology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)  
Vacancy number 22-010 10525

Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS) at Leiden University studies the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide, to situate them within complex global challenges. Our CADS research program Global Vulnerabilities and Social Resilience focusses on three areas of research: Sustainability, Diversity, and Digitalization. At CADS we propagate a signature methodology consisting of a unique mix of qualitative, quantitative, digital and visual methods grounded in ethnographic fieldwork. We do this research along both disciplinary and interdisciplinary lines, together with our academic and preferred societal partners.

The CADS-teaching program is home to a vibrant student community consisting of over 30 nationalities. Diversity is key to who we are and what we do; in creating an inclusive learning environment where a diversity of experiences, perspectives and positionalities is fully supported, in our own research and in appointing research and teaching staff.

We intend to strengthen our research and education in two of our specializations, diversity and sustainability, and seek to complement our team with an assistant professor in either one or a combination of these fields.


  • You will teach courses at Bachelor and Masters level, in the field of diversity or sustainability, area studies and or ethnographic fieldwork methods;
  • You will supervise B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses;
  • You will contribute to our academic output within the scope of the CADS research program, with research in possibly (but not restricted to) the field of migration, gender, labor, citizenship, minority rights, grassroots and green movements or alternative ways of organizing, in Asia, Europe or a combination thereof;
  • You may supervise junior research (for example Ph.D. candidates) within the scope of our research program;
  • You are able to acquire significant external research funds within the scope of the CADS research program, particularly in the fields of diversity and sustainability.


  • You hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Sociology or a relevant neighboring discipline, have a thorough knowledge of ethnographic methods and research interests that complement the current expertise at our Institute;
  • You are an innovative and inspiring teacher who knows how to engage a diverse community of graduate and undergraduate students with an inclusive approach to teaching, and can contribute to the decolonisation of our curriculum;
  • You have a promising publication record, notably international peer-reviewed publications and/or (forthcoming) monographs, films or other multimodal formats;
  • You have experience in acquiring external research funds, and are willing and able to attract international and national research grants (such as the Netherlands Research Council (NWO) VENI and VIDI funding schemes or the ERC Starting Grant scheme);
  • You are inventive, communicative and know how to collaborate with students and colleagues from a diversity of backgrounds, and have networking skills that enable you to tap in and reach out to a network of diverse social partners;
  • You are willing and able to meet the requirements for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if you do not already possess a Dutch University Teaching Qualification;
  • If you do not speak Dutch, the institute will cover the costs and will provide time to follow language courses so you will be able to master a relevant level of linguistic competence (NT2) within a period of two year.

Considering the current composition of our staff, and our commitment to diversity, we expressly encourage people from groups presently underrepresented at our institute to apply.

Our organisation

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducts high-quality research and offers a broad and disciplinary educational programme, focused on increasing our understanding of current developments in society. The faculty consists of five institutes: Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology, Education and Child Studies, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 950 staff members. For more information, please visit the website 

Information about the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology can be found at Our research program Global vulnerabilities and social resilience addresses ‘Diversity’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Digitalization’ as intersecting areas of critical investigation. These three themes articulate the urgent connection between economy, politics and ecology, and run as a red thread through multiple projects in the institute, firmly emplaced in a signature methodology that combines qualitative, quantitative, digital and visual methods. The institutes scientific staff work on economic and political anthropology, global sociology, the anthropology and sociology of environmental issues, citizenship and diversity, in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

Terms and conditions

We offer a temporary position for 18 months starting 1 June 2022. A permanent appointment may be possible after the temporary term depending on performance and available budget. Conditions of good performance, consistent with the selection criteria, are set at the beginning of the contract. The gross salary depends on qualifications and experience, and ranges between  3.807 and  5.922 per month for a full-time appointment (salary scale 11/12, Dutch Universities Conditions of Employment).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme.
 Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification. If the successful applicant does not already
 possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.


Additional information about this position can be obtained from the Institute’s Scientific Director, Prof. Bart Barendregt

If you have any enquires about the procedure, please contact the Institute Manager, Ilse Prins at  


Please submit your application no later than 18 February 2022 via the blue button in our online application system. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview and job talk consisting of a presentation for the CADS team. The interviews are scheduled on 16 March 2022. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter, consisting of a one-page statement of interest indicating the names of your two referees. Referees will be contacted directly by the search committee.
  • a CV with a list of your publications
  • a one-page research statement covering your current and future research plans
  • two articles or papers, plus other possible formats you have been working on
  • a one-page diversity statement in which you explain, based on your own experiences, how you aim for an inclusive teaching environment which benefits all students. You are encouraged to include sample syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated

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