TT Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Probability Theory and Combinatoric

Updated: 3 days ago
Deadline: 24 Jan 2022


The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty within the University. We offer first-rate education and research in a wide range of science and engineering disciplines, from classical disciplines such as mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and mechanical engineering, to interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence, computer science, pharmacy and material science. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.

The position we offer will be embedded in the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of FSE, more specifically in the basic unit Probability and Statistics of this Institute. The research of the Mathematics department of the institute centers around Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics, Algebra and Geometry, Probability and Statistics, Systems and Control, and Computational and Numerical Mathematics, keeping a balanced mix of fundamental and applied aspects. The institute participates in the FSE research theme Data Science and Systems Complexity (DSSC) and the Center on Cognitive Systems and Materials (CogniGron).

Job description

We are looking for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor or an Associate or Full Professor, depending on your CV (see The University of Groningen Career Paths in Science,

). Your specialization should be in the area of Probability Theory and Combinatorics. Particularly relevant areas include random discrete structures, random processes on discrete and/or spatial structures; stochastic geometry and topology, stochastic analysis, probabilistic, extremal and enumerative combinatorics.

As Professor you will:

• set up and develop your own research line and research group
• supervise PhD students
• acquire external funding
• promote the societal relevance of your research
• teach in and contribute to the development of the degree programs mathematics participates in, particularly regarding courses in Probability Theory or Combinatorics
• contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management.

As a Tenure Track Assistant Professor 60% of your time is for research, 30% for teaching activities and 10% for organizational tasks. As an Associate or full Professor 40% of your time is for research, 40% for teaching activities and 20% for organizational tasks.


We encourage you to apply if you have:

• a PhD degree in mathematics or a related field
• at least two years of postdoctoral experience outside of the Netherlands, preferably in a different country than where you received your PhD, and a relevant international network
• excellent research qualities, as shown by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of renowned conferences
• a good track record in teaching, appropriate to your career stage
• independently supervised PhD students
• received substantial research grants from external sources
• demonstrable organizational competences
• cross-cultural sensitivity
• good command of spoken and written English.

And you are:

• a clearly visible expert in your field
• an inspiring leader who stimulates his or her group members to get the best out of themselves
• a team player with good communication skills
• able to acquire substantial research grants from external sources
• willing to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) within three years
• able to speak the Dutch language or motivated to speak it within five years.

Conditions of employment

We offer you depending on your qualifications and work experience in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities a full-time position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate or Full Professor:

• Tenure Track Assistant Professor: a salary that also depends on your career stage, from € 3,637 (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of € 5,656 gross per month or (salary scale 12), depending) for a full-time position
• Associate Professor: a salary, from € 5,039 (salary scale 13) up to a maximum of € 6,738 gross per month (salary scale 14) for a full-time position
• Full Professor: a salary, from € 5,582 up to a maximum of € 8,127 gross per month (salary scale H2) for a full-time position
• holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus of respectively 8% and 8.3% of your yearly salary
• a pension scheme
• maternity and parental leave
• the possibility to work part-time (0.9 FTE or 0.8 FTE)
• a mentor program and a broad range of opportunities for personal development
• dual career support for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

Consider our website for more information about the working conditions at the University of Groningen:

If you are appointed as Tenure Track Assistant Professor, you will be assessed for obtaining tenure and for being promoted to Associate Professor five year after being appointed. Four to seven years after being appointed as Associate Professor you will be assessed for promotion to the position of Full Professor. If you are appointed as Associate Professor or Full Professor, the position will be tenured from the onset. Please consider Career Paths in Science for a complete description of our tenure track system as well as the criteria for promotion:

In line with the general policy of the University of Groningen and of its Faculty of Science and Engineering, the mathematics department within the Bernoulli Institute is strongly motivated to work on the gender balance of its research staff, hence we especially encourage female researchers to apply.


For information you can contact:

Prof. N.A. (Niels) Taatgen, Director Bernoulli Institute,

Prof. T. (Tobias) Müller, Head of the Probability Theory and Statistics group,

Prof. J. (Jaap) Top, Department Head of Mathematics,

(please do not use the email addresses above for applications)

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