213049W-RUG Engels

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Marine Ecological
Genetics/Genomics (1,0 fte) (213049)
The University of Groningen offers excellent career prospects
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is offering young, talented
researchers positions which are at the level of Assistant Professor via the tenuretrack system. Researchers are given the opportunity to develop their own line of
research. The faculty's career policy is characterized by flexible personnel
management with a focus on the individual. Academic achievements are seen as
being central to the academic career, and ample opportunities for professional
development and supplementary training and education are offered. Arrangements
for training in the area of teaching will be made with all new employees.
The policy is directed at increasing the number of women in academic staff positions.
Career advancement policies for women will also be improved, and women will be
actively encouraged to develop their careers.
The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years. On
completion of 5 years of employment there will be an assessment of performance
based on established criteria including research and teaching qualifications. If the
outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to
the rank of associate professor with tenure. At the end of a further 4 -7 year period
there will be another assessment aimed at a promotion to full professor.
University of Groningen was founded in 1614 and ranks amongst the best
universities in Europe and worldwide in a range of research disciplines. The
University of Groningen is rooted in the North of The Netherlands and is
internationally oriented with a socially active environment. Our researchers and
lecturers are inspired academics and our students ambitious. We respect the
differences in talent, ambitions and performance of the 25,000 students and
members of staff.
The university provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move
to Groningen.
Job description
The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES) at the University of
Groningen has a vacancy for a tenure track assistant professor in Marine Ecological
Genetics. CEES offers excellent opportunities and infrastructure for experimental
research in the fields of ecology and evolution. Research programmes range from
marine to terrestrial ecosystems and from polar to tropical regions. Research is
pursued in collaboration with, among others, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea
Research and European and non-European research institutions. CEES invites
applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Marine
Ecological Genetics as part of the research group Marine Evolution and Conservation
(MarECon). We seek a new faculty member with a background in population genetics
and genomics of pelagic marine animals. Specific (but not exclusive) focus-areas
include palaeogenetics and adaptation to climate change. Experience in "next
generation sequencing technologies" and bioinformatics is highly desirable. The
applicant's research is expected to contribute to the existing programme and
expertise, while simultaneously bringing something new and complementary.
Applicants must have a PhD degree and a strong record of research accomplishments
appropriate to their career stage. The successful candidate will actively participate in
the teaching and research programmes of the faculty and the Center for Ecological
and Evolutionary Studies (CEES).
Candidates will need to have the following qualifications:
a doctorate in the field of marine biology with special interest in population,
evolutionary genetics/genomics, community genetics/genomics or related field
two or more of years of experience outside The Netherlands in a post-doctoral
capacity or experience at another educational institution
research, teaching and organizational experience appropriate to career stage
research accomplishments, as expressed in a list of publications appropriate
to career stage
evidence of successful acquisition of external funding appropriate to career
Junior post-doctoral researchers are especially encouraged to apply.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work
experience in accordance with the Dutch university system from € 3,227 (scale 11,
CAO-NU) gross per month up to a maximum of € 5,020 (scale 12, CAO-NU) gross
per month for a full-time position.
Interested candidates should submit a complete application composed of: (i) a letter
of motivation, (ii) a complete curriculum vitae, (iii) a list of publications, (iv) a list of
five self-selected "best papers", (v) a statement about teaching goals and
experience, as well as (vi) a brief description of scientific interests and plans of
maximum 3 pages. Applicants must provide the names of five references complete
with title, address and contact information (i.e., phone number and e-mail address).
For applications to be considered they should be submitted before 1 May 2013 at
23:59 o'clock Dutch local time. Only applications submitted on-line will be considered
(click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the universities website).
Acquisition is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
Prof. P.J. Palsbøll,