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Assistant/Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics

Are you a highly motivated researcher with an outstanding track record in applied mathematics and its applications in science and engineering?
We are looking for a new colleague at Assistant or Associate Professor level within the Chair Mathematics of Systems Theory at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. We focus on fundamental systems and control theory as well as applications to mechanical engineering, robotics, and medicine. The group is embedded into a lively and very active Department of Applied Mathematics.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    20 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 4,332 - € 8,025
  • Deadline
    26 Oct 2023

The successful candidate will come with a strong track record in applied mathematics and show great enthusiasm for developing novel methods within the broad scope of mathematical systems theory. Preferably, the candidate will strengthen and complement the chair’s existing expertise in the control of partial differential equations, model order reduction, port-Hamiltonian systems and mathematical physics. The candidate will visibly contribute to the multi-disciplinary research ecosystem around our Department of Applied Mathematics (such as the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Department of Computer Science, the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the TechMed Centre for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine) by developing cutting-edge applied mathematical theory and methods to solve challenging problems.

In teaching, the successful candidate will be able to combine outstanding mathematical expertise with great didactical skills and contribute to both the bachelor and master programmes in applied mathematics and related engineering studies. Expertise and motivation to supervise multi-disciplinary student projects with one or several of the above partner departments and institutes is seen as a plus. It is further expected that the candidate will acquire the Dutch University Teaching Qualification within the first three years of the appointment.

Your profile

  • You have obtained a PhD degree in mathematics or a closely related field with a strong mathematical character. A focus on mathematical control theory and signal analysis is a strong plus.
  • You are passionate about innovative research and this is reflected by your publications in international journals.
  • You are ready to take up the challenge to acquire research grants, either via personal schemes such as within the NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (VENI/VIDI/VICI) and the European Research Council, or in collaboration with others.
  • You have excellent communication skills that allow for efficient interaction with colleagues from other disciplines.

Our offer

  • Initially, you will be appointed for one year as an Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on your qualifications. We offer to appoint you to a full-time position, but a part-time position may be negotiable.
  • Near the end of the first year, you will be subject to a job performance evaluation. If your performance is evaluated positively and the circumstances of the organization remain the same, your contract will be converted into a permanent contract.
  • Criteria for this evaluation are a strong track record of publications, very good teaching capabilities, substantiated promise to acquire external research funding and the ability to build an international network and reputation.
  • Our terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO) and include a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • Depending on your relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full-time basis ranges from €4.332, - (scale 11) to €8.025, - (scale 14) gross per month.
  • A minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A full-time employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis.
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • Free access to sport facilities on campus.
  • We are a family-friendly institution, which offers parental leave for both parents (both paid and unpaid) and career support for partners.
  • Furthermore, we offer excellent professional and personal development programmes.
  • Finally, you work in a lively, inspiring and dynamic work environment in an organisation focusing on internationalisation, where you have a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Information and application

Please submit your application before 27 October 2023, and include:

All academically highly qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

You are welcome to contact Prof. dr. H.J. (Hans) Zwart (phone +31 534893464, email h.j.zwart@utwente.nl) for any questions about the position.

The interviews will take place on December 11, 2023.

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About the organisation

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Zwart, H.J. (Hans)
Professor in Physical Systems and Control/Chair Mathematics of Systems Theory

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The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

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1st interview.
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2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

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The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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