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Assistant Professor in Complex Systems at the Department of Applied Mathematics


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38.0 hours per week
€ 3427 - € 5330
University of Twente (UT)

Job description

We are looking for a highly talented research scientist with a passion for teaching whose focus is on the development, analysis and application of complex systems and networks, such as approximation or control for models described by large scale ordinary and/or partial differential equations. The successful candidate is expected to have strong affinity with mathematical analysis. In addition, he or she has the capability to develop collaboration between mathematics and the multi-disciplinary research context at the University of Twente is essential. These collaborations can be established through one of the research institutes, i.e., CTIT institute on ICT, MESA+ institute for Nanotechnology, or MIRA institute for biomedical technology and technical medicine. The candidate will actively participate in the research and teaching within the Department of Applied Mathematics and develop a profile by collaborating with colleagues at CTIT, MESA+ or MIRA.

It is important that a characteristic own research line within complex systems is built for which external funding, such as within the NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (VENI/VIDI/VICI) and within the European Research Council can be acquired.


We expect a strong ambition toward innovative research, illustrated by publications in international journals and by taking up the challenge in acquiring research grants, either via personal schemes or in collaboration with others. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, allowing efficient interaction with colleagues from other disciplines. Training in (Applied) Mathematics or equivalent is essential, with a strong focus on systems of ordinary differential equations or on partial differential equations. Furthermore, the candidate has obtained a PhD degree and gained international experience at a post graduate level.

Teaching is an important part of the activities of the department. The candidate will be involved in the teaching program of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Bachelor and Master level, as well as the service teaching. The candidate is expected to transfer his/her specific expertise to the master program. To facilitate the professional development and quality of teaching, all lecturers are requested to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within two years of their first appointment.

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement, and three names of potential references) can be submitted online (www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en/) before January 15, 2017 to the University of Twente, attn. Prof.dr. S.A. van Gils, chairman Department of Applied Mathematics.

For more information, please contact Prof.dr. H.J. Zwart (phone +31 534893464, email h.j.zwart@utwente.nl) or Prof.dr. A.A. Stoorvogel (phone +31 534892378, email a.a.stoorvogel@utwente.nl).

Conditions of employment

We offer you a permanent position of assistant professor. Criteria for evaluation comprise a strong track record of publications, evaluation of teaching and a demonstrated ability to acquire research funding and to achieve an international network and reputation. After one year, there will be an assessment. If this assessment has a positive result the permanent position will be effected. A future promotion to an associate professorship will be considered on the basis of criteria derived from the Twente Tenure Track procedures.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full-time basis ranges from 3,427 € to 5,330 € gross per month. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %.

We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT an MIRA.


Closing date: 15.01.2017
Closing date: 15 January 2017 Erschienen auf academics.de am 30.11.2016
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