The department of Computer Science at the VU maintains highly successful programs in various areas, including Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Systems and Security, Software Engineering and Sustainability, and User-Centric Data Science. We would like to expand our department with a new position covering both research and education in topics related to Domain-Specific Software Ecosystems in the Computing Continuum.
The "Software Systems in the Computing Continuum" focus is an emerging area of research related to resources and services in the computing continuum, including but not limited to serverless computing, deep storage stacks and systems, elastic scalability, application domain portability, research methodologies include system prototyping, experimentation and simulation reproducibility and performance analysis. To realize a sustainable digitized future without technology dependence, the Netherlands must now address four major societal challenges related to CompSys: manageability, accountability, sustainability, and usability. These challenges require a holistic CompSys approach, as described in the Manifesto "Future Computer Systems and Networking Research in the Netherlands" [ https://arxiv.org/pdf/2206.03259.pdf
You will initiate, perform, and supervise high-quality research that aims to address challenging problems in this area, by understanding, improving, designing, deploying, and experimentally analyzing software (eco)systems and their applications with high societal impact, with a focus on domain-specific approaches. To enable this body of work, you have a proven track record in Software Systems and Ecosystems, or closely related fields, and would like to advance your research in modern, software-intensive systems and ecosystems, to address the challenges of emerging infrastructure across the computing continuum. Experience with relevant application domains in the VU science and technology ecosystem, for example, bioinformatics, is an advantage. Experience with sustainability issues is another advantage. Last, but not least, experience with reproducible results, and open/FAIR software and data artifacts, are also advantages.Your duties
The opening is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor. The position includes research, education, and management (planned targets 40%-40%-20%, but in exceptional cases these can be discussed), and involves, amongst others, the following responsibilities.
We seek an energetic and synergetic candidate that is eager to shape and lead their own research with a focus on Software Engineering and/or Software Systems and Ecosystems, meaning:
- you develop your own research line and profile your research around it
- you acquire and contribute to externally funded research projects, through both national and international research grants
- you initiate, develop, plan and teach courses in the relevant Bachelor and Master programs
- you further improve your education/teaching skills, with support from the department and relevant courses, e.g., the Netherlands-wide University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) offered by the VU
- you supervise students in the BSc and MSc tracks and/or honours programme, and you assist in the supervision of Ph.D. students and take responsibility for their daily supervision
- you contribute to the management of the group and/or the department
- you help establish a high-quality and trustworthy international profile for yourself, the group, and the department
- you extend your professional network and share it with the department, thus creating external synergies
- You strengthen and form links between the research groups mentioned in the embedding and further help identify and strengthen synergies in the department