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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Pure Mathematics at Radboud University Nijmegen

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Pure Mathematics

  • 32 – 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,826
  • Faculty of Science
  • Required background: PhD
  • Duration of the contract: 6 years
  • Application deadline: 4 January 2021

We are looking for

As a tenure track assistant professor you will carry out research in one of the core areas in Mathematics, publish in leading journals in this area, and give talks at important conferences in this field.

You will teach in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Mathematics, and you should also be able to teach Mathematics courses in the study programmes of other disciplines. In addition, you will supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s projects and actively contribute to organisational tasks in the institute. We place a high value on excellent communication skills and an open and outgoing attitude towards interdepartmental interaction at the Faculty of Science, the recruitment of new students, and other outreach activities.

We ask

  • PhD in Mathematics and are a proven independent researcher.
  • Working in one or more subfields of algebra, pure analysis, geometry (including algebraic, arithmetic or differential geometry), number theory or topology.
  • A demonstrated track record of publishing in leading scientific journals and conferences.
  • You have convincingly formulated your own research programme.
  • Excellent teaching skills and preferably some academic teaching experience.
  • Able to teach a broad range of courses in our study programme. If you are not sufficiently fluent in Dutch, you will be allowed to teach in English.
  • You should, however, be willing and able to acquire the skills necessary to lecture in Dutch within three years.
  • The potential to generate external research funding to support research projects.

The department aims at increasing the number of female academic mathematicians employed at the institute. Female candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

We are

The Faculty of Science (FNWI) at Radboud University Nijmegen is responsible for research and teaching in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, and computer science. FNWI encompasses six research institutes, one of them being the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). IMAPP’s main research areas are mathematics, astrophysics and high-energy physics, focusing on disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary approaches, with close links to other research areas and institutes in the faculty and university.

The Department of Mathematics covers a broad range of topics, including analysis, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, number theory, functional analysis, mathematical physics, non-commutative geometry, special functions and applied stochastics. The department is active in the national mathematical research clusters DIAMANT, GQT and STAR, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

The teaching Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy (WiNSt) is responsible for the study programmes in mathematics, physics and astronomy.
The Department of Mathematics has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We organise regular research seminars, a range of specialist lectures, and a number of informal events throughout the year.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 32 – 40 hours per week (0.8 – 1.0 FTE).
  • At the start of your tenure track you will be employed as an Assistant Professor level 2 (salary scale 11, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,127) for a six year period. Upon a positive performance evaluation, you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor level 1 (salary scale 12, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,826) on the basis of a permanent contract. Further information on tenure tracks at the Faculty of Science can be found here.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • The intended start date is as soon as possible.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. W. van Suijlekom, Associate Professor

Apply directly

Please address your application to dr. W. van Suijlekom and submit it, using the application button, no later than 4 January 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • A letter of motivation with email addresses of three referees.
  • Your CV including a list of publications.
  • A research statement.
  • A teaching statement including an overview of teaching experience, experience in student supervision, and information about teaching qualifications.

After an initial selection, the remaining candidates will be asked to arrange for three referees to send letters of recommendation. At least one of the referees should comment on the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Precise instructions will be supplied at that time.

Interviews are planned Monday 1 March and Wednesday 3 March, 2021.