Assistant Professor in Geometry Processing (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor in Geometry Processing (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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2 Nov 13 Dec Utrecht

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Job description

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences (ICS) is nationally and internationally renowned for its fundamental and applied research in computer science and information science. In our constantly changing (digital) society, we are continually looking for new, realistic ways to push the boundaries of both science and societal application. We contribute to innovative information technologies through the development and application of new concepts, theories, algorithms, and software methods. With our expertise, we nourish a wide range of interdisciplinary and societal collaboration initiatives. Due to our successful educational programmes and our ambitions in research, the Department of Information and Computing Sciences is expanding. We are therefore searching for an Assistant Professor in Geometry Processing.

As an assistant professor, you will actively engage in research, teaching and supervision in the field of Computing and Information Sciences. In this position your special focus will be on Geometry Processing and related topics such as point cloud analysis, deformable models, 3D mesh processing, 3D registration, geometric modeling, surface reconstruction, and voxel-based modeling. Additional fields that fall under your research interest are physics-based simulation and related numerical methods used in game design and/or realistic fluid simulations. To develop new research collaborations and application areas, you will actively seek internal and external (interdisciplinary) collaborations and acquire funding for research.

Our Department provides a dynamic work environment. Our approach is characterized by a connected, open, and can-do spirit that stimulates personal initiative and curiosity. You will be encouraged to take ownership and create value while sharing your knowledge both internally and across the wider (global) community. Every day we aim to live up to this mission because we believe it is the only way to make the breakthroughs that will help solve the challenges facing the world.

If you are excited to actively participate and collaborate in shaping our department, we invite you to apply.

Please note that there are currently two Assistant Professor vacancies in our department. We are simultaneously looking for an Assistant Professor in Visual Computing (0.8 - 1.0 FTE). More information about this position can be found on our website


Utrecht University


We are looking for a new colleague to complement our team at an academic as well as at a personal level. You are a team player with a proven commitment and talent for research. You fit well with the position’s profile as described above and meet the following qualifications:

  • a PhD in Computer Science, Information Science or another relevant discipline;
  • publications with impact in international conferences and journals;
  • experience with, or good prospects for, acquiring external research funds;
  • a vision on future research directions in your own area of expertise;
  • experience with, or readiness to, supervise PhD projects;
  • experience with and enthusiasm for teaching and student supervision (BSc and MSc level)
  • enthusiasm to use innovative teaching methods and (e-learning) technologies;
  • proficient in English, both written and spoken.

Conditions of employment

  • an appointment as assistant professor, starting with a fixed term contract. Following a positive evaluation after 18 months, this will be converted in a permanent contract;
  • a gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranging between €3,974 and €6,181 per month for full-time employment (scales 11-12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities);
  • benefits including an 8% holiday bonus and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes, and partially paid parental leave based on the CAO Dutch Universities;
  • special perks include a PhD candidate position funded by the Department in order to further build up your research, support for traveling to conferences, the possibility to develop towards acquiring a Basic Teaching Qualification, and various educational and development programmes offered by our University.

In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has several own arrangements. There are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, and sports. To encourage and support your growth, we also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. For international employees the University offers help with finding housing, child care and schools, as well as a partner programme and Dutch language courses. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

Utrecht is an attractive city located in the Netherlands, one of the world’s most open and connected countries. Utrecht University reflects this philosophy by offering a flexible work/life balance that prioritizes your well-being within an understanding, supportive, and family friendly environment. 


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

At the Faculty of Science there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes that work together to focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing problems. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects.

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences is nationally and internationally known for its research in computer science and information science. The Department provides and contributes to the undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Information Science, and Artificial Intelligence and a number of research master's programs in these fields. It employs over 200 people, soon to be divided into four divisions: Interaction, Algorithms, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, and Software Systems. The atmosphere is collegial and informal.

You will be embedded in the division Interaction. We explore the interaction between people and (virtual) worlds, multimedia, and information. Moreover, we investigate human-human interaction through technological advancements. We develop novel techniques to research technology-mediated communication and interaction between people, and communication and interaction between systems and people (users). The division consists of four groups that each tackle challenges in the field of interaction technology from their unique perspective: Human-Centred Computing, Multimedia, Social and Affective Computing, and Visualization and Graphics. Our research is related to the Utrecht Center for Game Research.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • 30—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1199540



Padualaan 8, 3584 CH, Utrecht

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