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Tenure track faculty position Analysis & Probability

Vacancy number
Job type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Placed on
1 June 2021
Closing date
31 August 2021 Vacancy closed

The Faculty of Science and the Mathematical Institute are looking for an

Tenure track faculty position Analysis & Probability 

Project description
The Mathematical Institute of Leiden University is looking for a talented mathematician for a newly created assistant professorship at the interface between analysis and probability. This professorship can also be filled at the level of associate professor, depending on the qualifications of the candidate, and includes two open PhD positions at the start. We are looking for the most talented individuals. Taking into account gender diversity, we especially ask female candidates to apply.

Key responsibilities

  • Take a leading role in a newly started joint program between the research groups in analysis and probability at Leiden University and Delft University of Technology;
  • Develop original lines of research;
  • Aim to acquire external funding;
  • Be an active and inspiring advisor for bachelor, master and PhD students;
  • Be actively involved in teaching and developing the teaching curriculum.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD in analysis, probability, or a closely related field;
  • A high potential as a future leader;
  • A track record in academic research, as evidenced by publications in high-rank journals;
  • A track record as inspiring teacher with good communication skills;
  • Good command of the English language.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty, where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. Personal and academic development are top priorities. Staff are committed to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own scientific discipline. Their aim is to benefit science and to contribute towards the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science includes mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry, bio-pharmaceutical sciences, biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in 8 institutes, which offer a total of 8 bachelor and 12 master programs. The faculty has more than 2,300 staff and close to 5,000 students, and is located in the Leiden Bio Science Park, where university and business come together.

The Mathematical Institute is one of the institutes within the Faculty of Science and has a strong international orientation. Its mission is to perform high-quality research at the frontiers of mathematical knowledge, and to educate future generations of mathematicians in a friendly yet challenging environment. The Mathematical Institute is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity, and has been named the “Top Teaching Institute for Dutch Mathematics” for 5 years in a row.            

Terms and conditions
A Tenure Track position consisting of a temporary appointment for a period of six years maximum. The gross monthly salary at the assistant professor level is between € 3.746,- and € 5.826,- and at the associate professor level between € 5.190,- and € 6.940,-, depending on your level of experience. 

The Tenure Track is expected to lead to a tenured position as associate professor, and grow into a full professorship. With the Tenure Track the institute offers you a clear and inviting career path to support you in the development of your personal and professional talents. Read more about our Tenure Track at the website of Leiden University

An appointment with Leiden University includes a pension build-up and other benefits, including an annual holiday premium of 8%, an end-of-year premium of 8.3%, and a paid parental leave of 62,5%. Candidates from outside The Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Teaching qualification
Leiden University requires teaching staff to have or to acquire the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). In addition, a minimal language proficiency at level B2 Dutch is required after two years. Proficiency in the Dutch language is not a requirement but a long-term goal.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates preferring a part-time position are also explicitly invited to apply.

For further information, please contact Arjen Doelman, email doelman@math.leidenuniv.nl or Frank den Hollander, email denholla@math.leidenuniv.nl

Please submit online your application no later than 31 Augustus 2021 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV. 
Also a brief description of a research plan, a list of publications, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of at least three contact persons.

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