Assistant Professor position in Web Science at VU University Amsterdam

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(Tenure Track) f/m
For 1.0 fte

Vacancy number: 1.2012.00219

The Faculty of Sciences performs  research in the  areas  Life & Health, 
Networked World, Fundamentals of Science, and Energy & Sustainability. 
More than 1700 students participates in mono- and interdisciplinary 
bachelor and master courses. The staff is hosted in the departments of 
Physics, Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer 

The Computer Science Department of the VU University Amsterdam is 
inviting applications for a tenure track position in Web Science.

Web Science is a rapidly emerging new scientific discipline that takes 
the Web as its object of study.  The VUA's Computer Science Department 
hosts some of the pioneering research teams in this exciting new field. 
As a member of the VUA's Network Institute, the Computer Science 
Department is actively involved in Web Science research in collaboration 
with scholars from social science, law, economics and humanities.


The candidate will be expected to:
* undertake research in line with the Departmental research strategy, to 
teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to participate in 
Departmental administration;
* develop the research activities of the Department by sustaining a 
personal research plan;
* attract, manage and sustain a small research group of PhD students and 
Research Assistants;
* establish an international reputation for research through the regular 
dissemination of findings through leading peer-reviewed publications, 
presenting results at conferences, or exhibiting work at other 
appropriate events;
* contribute and develop innovative research proposals, projects and 
funding bids as self contained items or as part of a broader programme;
* carry out management and administrative tasks associated with research 
activities, including risk assessment of project activities, 
organization of project meetings and documentation and preparation of 
annual reports. Execute procedures required to ensure accurate and 
timely formal reporting and financial control;
* support the teaching objectives of the Department by a range of 
contributions to its teaching activities. Deliver teaching of the 
highest quality across a range of modules and to all levels, through 
lectures, tutorials, practicals and seminars. Monitor, evaluate and 
revise course design to ensure excellence and coherence;
* contribute to the efficient management and administration of the 
Department by performing personal administrative duties as allocated by 
the Head and by taking on appropriate coordinating roles.


We expect the candidate to work with researchers from other disciplines 
across the University and from around the world. Successful candidates 
will have a background in Computer Science, will have a track record in 
a core Web Science research area, are able to demonstrate the ability to 
undertake interdisciplinary research and to contribute to the 
development of the new Web Science education programmes at both Bachelor 
and Master level that we will be launching over the coming years.

The candidate should have a significant track record in a relevant field 
of Computer Science. You will demonstrate a substantial external 
reputation in your field, evidence of independent research and evidence 
of academic potential through quality research publications.

The candidate must have good ability to write and read English and must 
be prepared to take courses for qualification as university teacher.


The initial appointment will be for a period of 1 year. The assistant 
professor position is a tenure track position. Based on performance 
indicators agreed at the start of the appointment, a tenure track 
position will lead to tenured position in a period of maximally 5 years. 
The VU University Amsterdam aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of 
employment at like:
* remuneration of  8,3% end-of-year bonus and  8% holiday allowance;
* generous contribution (70%) commuting allowance based on public transport;
* discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance);
* participation in Individual Choices model.


The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for 
academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of 
Euro 3,195 gross per month up to a maximum of Euro 4,374 gross per month 
(salary scale 11) or from a minimum of Euro 3,872 gross per month up to 
a maximum of Euro 4,970 gross per month (salary scale 12) based on a 
full-time employment.


For additional information please contact: Prof. dr. A.Th. Schreiber; 
phone: +31 (0)20 59 87718; e-mail:


Applicants are requested to write a letter in which they describe their 
abilities and motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and one or 
two references. Written applications should be sent before 22 October 
2012 to:

   VU University Amsterdam
   Faculty of Sciences
   Attn.: Mrs. Elly Lammers
   De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It is also possible to apply by e-mail to:

Please mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header or at the top of 
your letter and on the envelope.

Received on Friday, 14 September 2012 10:54:35 UTC