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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Five MacGillavry Fellowships (tenure-track; for female researchers), Amsterdam

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science (FNWI) of the University of Amsterdam aims to stimulate increased diversity in its research institutes. For this reason we are initiating a new recruitment programme for top level female talent, named after the ground breaking crystallographer Carolina MacGillavry, an UvA alumnus. In the first round of this programme we offer

* 5 MacGillavry Fellowships (tenure track)

We are seeking women that excel in one of the faculty's disciplines, who possess leadership potential and aspire to a career as a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

The fellowship comprises a tenure track, whereby the fellow starts as assistant professor (UD) in a temporary position, with the prospect of a permanent appointment as associate professor (UHD) as well as a subsequent career path leading to a full professorship. Depending on the fellow's qualifications, entrance at a higher level is also possible. Tenure track

MacGillavry Fellows will be appointed for a maximum of six years as an assistant professor.

During this track they are stimulated to set up their own independent research programme hosted by one of the Faculty's research institutes. The MacGillavry Fellows are expected to publish in high-profile journals, attract their own external funding and contribute to the teaching programmes within the faculty. Key performance indicators in both research and education will be monitored and will serve as input for an evaluation process, which will lead to a decision as regards tenure.

Should the fellow prove successful, she will be offered a permanent staff position as an associate professor and a subsequent personal career path towards a full professorship will be mutually agreed upon.

The Faculty of Science is also happy to consider applications from women with a more senior profile than that described here, and thus reduction in the length of the tenure track and/or entry at associate professor level are possibilities that can be considered as appropriate. Research at the Faculty of Science

The scientific disciplines of the Faculty are:

   * Biological Science and Biomedical Science
   * Earth Sciences (Physical Geography)
   * Informatics and Logic
   * Physics
   * Chemistry
   * Astronomy
   * Mathematics and Statistics


Applicants ideally have:

   * a PhD degree
   * a scientific profile that links to one of the research institutes of the Faculty of Science
   * a publication record in international, high quality, peer reviewed journals
   * post-doctoral experience (for example, two or three years), preferably at international level
   * affinity for teaching at undergraduate and graduate level
   * well developed organisational and communication skills


Applicants are requested to submit the following:

   * a cover letter describing your area of research in one or two sentences containing the most important keywords
   * a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications
   * a list of your best three papers
   * a statement (max. 4 pages) summarising your motivation, your previous research accomplishments and your future research goals, and finally
   * the names and contact co-ordinates (email and telephone) of three references

Applications are exclusively accepted electronically in PDF format. Send your resume and other attachments (see list above) as PDF files to Please refer to vacancy number 10-1006. The closing date for applications is April 1, 2010.

UvA benefits

   * annual salary range for an assistant professor, including annual holiday allowance and bonus is between EUR 44,590 and EUR 69,360 (before tax), depending on experience and past performance
   * generous leave arrangements
   * application for attractive fiscal arrangements are possible for employees from abroad
   * attractive retirement benefits
   * collective health insurance
   * excellent parental leave packages

Extras for MacGillavry fellows

   * suitable start-up package for your research programme (content of the package is dependent on research field and research institute)
   * outstanding scientific guidance
   * regular monitoring of progress by a mentor
   * reduced teaching load
   * possibilities for a flexible work schedule including working from home
   * assistance in job searching for your partner
   * assistance in enrolment for local child care facilities
   * help in finding appropriate housing
   * reimbursement package for relocation
   * adjustment of tenure track in case of pregnancy
   * made-to-measure Dutch language course