Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

Wageningen University

Netherlands

Vacancy

Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

Published on
February 29, 2024
vacancy_location_label Wageningen
End date Mon 29 April 2024
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Your job

Are you a seasoned professional in Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering, with a passion for education and innovation? Do you aspire to apply your expertise in a role that not only shapes the future of technological innovation but also molds the next generation of tech leaders? The Information Technology (INF) group  offers an exceptional opportunity for you to make a significant impact in both the academic and technological realms.
 
In this tenure track position, you will be exploring the dynamic and evolving interplay between AI and SE, imparting this knowledge to students eager to enter these fields. Your deep understanding of AI will enable you to teach the principles of intelligent algorithm design, machine learning, and data analysis. Concurrently, your background in SE will allow you to guide students in integrating these AI concepts into solid, efficient, and scalable software systems.
 
 
In a challenging career trajectory, you are responsible for:

  •  conducting high-quality scientific research and publishing in reputed scientific journals;
  • acquiring, coordinating and implementing innovative (inter)national research projects in one or more of the above areas;
  • collaborating with colleagues and supervising PhD students, MSc and BSc theses;
  • developing and teaching courses;
  • contributing to the further development of the INF group. 
Training and coaching are provided to accomplish all these tasks.
 
Tenure Track is a career path for scientists who pursue to excel in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development.
 
You will work here
Renowned as a leading institution in the fields of food, agriculture, and environmental sciences, Wageningen University prides itself on its commitment to excellence.
 
Wageningen University is an internationally leading institution in the area of life sciences and is part of the 4TU federation, a collaboration of four universities of technology in The Netherlands.
 
Our Information Technology (INF) groupis at the forefront of research in smart systems development and system-of-systems engineering, primarily within the life sciences sector. Our recent focus has been on artificial intelligence, data science, software engineering, and socio-technical systems engineering, leading to significant growth and the establishment of a robust research agenda.

 

Your qualities

You are an ambitious and enthusiastic teacher devoted to excellence in education in Information Technology. Further, you have:

  • a PhD degree in artificial intelligence, software engineering, computer science or a related area;
  • a solid background and experience in the field of artificial intelligence;
  • demonstrated research and teaching experience; 
  • good didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students;
  • affinity with current AI opportunities and issues in society and industry;
  • affinity with teaching computer programming, information systems courses
  • experience and interest in working in interdisciplinary teams;
  • excellent communication skills and team spirit;
  • hold the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (UTQ; in Dutch “BKO”) or complete it within three years after starting the position. For more information, visit our Teaching and Learning centre page.
  • fluency in English language, a minimum of CEFR C2 level; For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page.

 

We offer you

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our

Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will be offered a fixed-term, 7 year contract which, upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University's Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract as professor. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between € 4.332 and € 5.929 for a full-time working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11).

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy.

There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 19th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.

Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling.

Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands

 

Do you want more information?

For more information about this position, please contact prof. dr. Bedir Tekinerdogan, chair INF group, by e-mail: bedir.tekinerdogan@wur.nl .

For more information about the procedure, please contact Noorien Abbas, corporate recruiter, by email: recruitment.ssg@wur.nl .

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 29 April 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews soon after the closing date.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.
 
Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!
 
We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated

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