Assistant Professor in Future Cloud Computing TechnologiesUniversitair docent (niet ingedeeld)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 31 Mar 2024

22 Feb 2024
Job Information

University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

31 Mar 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Do you want to make cloud computing more sustainable, more secure, more trustworthy, more appropriate for machine learning and data management? The Complex Cyber Infrastructure (CCI) research group of the University of Amsterdam is looking for an Assistant Professor in future cloud computing technologies, with a strong profile in research and teaching.

What are you going to do?
You are expected to actively contribute to the activities of the CCI research group, especially in the areas of research, teaching, and acquisition and execution of funded research projects.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conducting independent research in future cloud computing technologies, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or conferences. Potential research topics include green cloud computing, data management in cloud computing, security and privacy in cloud computing, cloud services for machine learning, sovereignty of cloud services, software engineering for cloud-based software, cloud-to-edge continuum.
  • Actively pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils, national as well as European.
  • Participation in and management of research projects with academia and industry.
  • Further development of the research group’s existing research and project portfolio in research infrastructures (e.g., Scientific LargeScale Infrastructure for Computing/Communication Experimental Studies (SLICES)).
  • Actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation, in particular on EU level (e.g., European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), International Data Spaces Association (IDSA)).
  • Developing, coordinating, and teaching courses in the BSc and MSc programmes of the University of Amsterdam.
  • Supervising BSc and MSc theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses.
  • Actively contributing to the development and improvement of the educational programmes of the department.
  • Taking part in committees and working groups and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.

Specific Requirements

Your experience and profile:

  • PhD in Computer Science or a related field;
  • committed researcher, demonstrated by publications in international refereed academic journal and conference publications;
  • a motivational teacher, with an encouraging teaching style;
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation;
  • capability to initiate and organise new research by identifying innovative research themes;
  • professional command of English;
  • possession of the University Teaching Qualification (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO), or the willingness to obtain it within two years after the start of the employment;

Experience in acquiring and executing funded research projects, experience in PhD supervision, high standing in the international research community (evidenced by, e.g., program committee membership or invited talks in leading international conferences), and a network of connections with relevant researchers, practitioners, and professional associations in the Netherlands or other EU countries are considered an advantage.

Additional Information

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 18 months. The preferred starting date is to be discussed. A permanent contract follows if we assess your performance positive.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 4,332 to € 6,737 (scale 11-12). UvA additionally offers an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The UFO profile UD2 or UD1 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park, we offer you multiple fringe benefits:

  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • Help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you’re moving from abroad.

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here .

Selection process

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 31 March 2024.

Applications should include the following information (all files apart from your CV should be submitted in one single pdf file):

  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a list of publications;
  • information about acquired funds for research projects (if any) and roles in the execution of funded research projects (if any);
  • an overview of your previous teaching activities (if any), including supervision of student projects (if any);
  • a research and teaching statement;
  • the names and email addresses of two references who can provide details about your academic profile in relation to this position (please do not include any reference letters in your application).

Please make sure to provide ALL requested documents mentioned above.
You can use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

A knowledge security check may be part of the selection procedure.
(for details: National knowledge security guidelines ).

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered. Please don’t send any applications by email.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews soon after the expiration of the vacancy.

Additional comments

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Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Faculty of Science
Postal Code
Science Park 904

Where to apply



Spui 21
Postal Code

1012 WX


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