Tenure Track Assistant Professor with an Education Profile in Computational Physics

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), University of Groningen invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor with an education profile in Computational Physics in particle physics and gravity.

They are looking for an early-career academic who is interested in starting a tenure track that focuses on education and who can strengthen our teaching and research in the field of computational physics, with connection and applications to particle physics and/or gravity.

Computational methods play an increasingly important role in attempts to answer fundamental physics questions. This position adds expertise in the development of novel computational strategies to the existing research activities at the Van Swinderen Institute (VSI) in particle physics, gravity, and cosmology and contributes in an essential way to the computational aspects of the Physics Bachelor and Master programs.


As Assistant Professor with an education profile candidate will:

  • teach in the degree programs Physics and Applied Physics
  • play a significant role in the development of education at FSE, both at the course and the program level
  • develop your research line and/or contribute to research lines in one or more of the three base units (High-Energy, Cosmic, Precision Frontiers) of the Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity
  • contribute to the supervision of Ph.D. students
  • and contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, especially in the domain of education.


The faculty offers a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor and:

  • a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, from € 3,974 up to a maximum of € 5,439 gross per month for a full-time position
  • a starting package of k€ 40 to travel, organize workshops, etc., as well as access to additional resources for education development projects
  • holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of respectively 8% and 8.3%
  • a pension scheme
  • maternity and parental leave
  • the possibility to work part-time
  • a personal development trajectory and a mentor program
  • dual-career support for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.
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Job Requirements

They encourage applicants with the following criteria to apply:

  • a passion for teaching and education development
  • demonstrably excellent teaching qualities
  • a Ph.D. degree in theoretical or computational physics, obtained at most 8 years ago (at the time of appointment)
  • a good track record in research, as shown by publications in international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of renowned conferences
  • at least 2 years of relevant work experience after their Ph.D. (at the time of appointment)
  • demonstrable organizational competences
  • and good command of spoken and written English.
  • able to work well in an international, culturally diverse, environment
  • a team player with good communication skills who can inspire students and colleagues
  • able to speak the Dutch language or motivated to speak it within five years (B1 level).

Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete application including:

  • a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
  • a curriculum vitae, including a description of your teaching experience, a list of your publications, and a list with names of two or three references
  • a statement of your vision on teaching, in particular pertaining to developments in your field, and what you would like to accomplish in our degree programs
  • a description of your scientific interest and plans.

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2022.

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