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Associate Professor in Graph Theory Complexity and Algorithms (GTCA)

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Job description

The Formal Methods and Tools (FMT) group of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) of the University of Twente is looking for an Associate Professor in Graph Theory, Complexity, and Algorithms (GTCA).

We seek a candidate who can continue and further develop the research in GTCA, acquire external funding and promote the societal relevance of the research. Part of the main responsibilities  cultivating and further developing the contacts with our Chinese partner institute, Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, P.R. of China, and supervision of PhD students visiting the UT within the framework of this long-term collaboration.

You will teach in- and contribute to the degree programmes of Computer Science and participate in the teaching program of specialized courses related to Algorithmic Graph Theory and Computational Complexity.

Another important aspect is to actively explore collaboration on algorithms and complexity within FMT, with other groups and fields within the Faculty EEMCS and the UT that involve networks and other graph models. In addition, we also expect the candidate to participate in the organization of EEMCS, e.g. by taking part in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management.

Your profile

You have a strong interest and shown ability to collaborate in an academic, multidisciplinary environment, and to build and maintain a network for international experience. You have excellent communication skills, allowing efficient interaction with colleagues.

Furthermore, we encourage you to apply if:

  • You have a PhD degree in a relevant field, such as Theoretical Computer Science.
  • You are capable of strengthening the FMT group.
  • You have strong abilities for high-quality research and teaching in a multidisciplinary context.
  • You are effective in acquiring external funding.
  • You have a cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You have a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) or equivalent, or are willing to acquire one within three years.

Our offer

  • We offer a fulltime structural position, starting with a temporary appointment with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation.
  • Our terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor 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 € 5.190,- € to € 6.317,- per month.
  • A minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis.
  • Furthermore, we offer excellent professional and personal development programs.
  • Finally, you will work in a lively, inspiring and dynamic working environment in an organization focusing on internationalization, where you will have a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Information and application

Are you interested in joining our team?
Please submit your application before the 15th of March 2021, via the "Apply Now" button below, including:

  • A curriculum vitae (including, list of publications, research statement and three names of potential references)
  • A cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.

You are welcome to contact prof.dr. M. Huisman via m.huisman@utwente.nl, for any questions you might have.

We would very much like to increase the number of women in the department. Therefore we prefer female candidates. Hence we will start this procedure with only inviting female applicants in the first four weeks. If this does not result in a match, we will resume the procedure with male applicants.

About the department

The mission of FMT is to develop mathematical methods, high-performance data structures and algorithms, and suitable programming languages for the design of reliable software- and data-intensive control systems. We focus on modelling, synthesis, analysis, prediction and maintenance of their functional, structural and quantitative aspects. We aim to understand a complex systems’ safety, reliability, performance, energy usage and the risks and costs associated to its architecture, design, operation and maintenance.

Our mission builds on extensive experience in concurrency theory, static analysis, theorem proving, language design, model checking and term/graph rewriting

For more information about the FMT group, click here

About the organization

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.

As an employer, the EEMCS Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

Associate Professor in Graph Theory Complexity and Algorithms (GTCA)
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