Junior lecturer in high-performance scientific computing

Junior lecturer in high-performance scientific computing

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14 Feb 7 Apr Amsterdam

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Are you passionate about teaching in the areas of Parallel Programming and Scientific Computing? Do you want to help us educate the next generation of High-performance Computing experts? Then apply as a junior lecturer at VU Amsterdam.

Job description

We are looking for a junior lecturer who can strengthen our department by giving high-quality teaching in the areas of “Parallel Programming” and “High-Performance Scientific Computing”. As a junior lecturer, you will be involved in various teaching-related and organisational activities both at Master's and Bachelor's level, with a special focus on the MSc Computer Science and Msc Computational Science. You will be embedded in courses such as “Programming Large-Scale Parallel Systems” and “Parallel Programming Practical”. You will be encouraged to work on academic innovations and to build a portfolio in the context of education as a preparation for your next career paths. To this end, you will have the opportunity to acquire a basic qualification in teaching at the university level (‘BKO’).

Your duties
The junior lecturer will be expected to
  • support teachers in individual courses in the associated education programmes
  • supervise/coordinate bachelor and/or master thesis projects
  • coordinate student assistants
  • provide technical and organisational assistance for project-oriented courses and thesis projects
  • advise on and help with the further development of innovative teaching concepts
  • provide organisational assistance in education-related events


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)


  • have completed a Master in Computer Science, Computational Science, or a related Master's programme
  • have an academic background and competencies in parallel programming and high-performance computing
  • knowledge of scientific computing, numerical methods, and numerical linear algebra is a plus
  • be enthusiastic about teaching
  • have strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • possess good organizational skills
  • be proactive and able to work independently

As a university, we strive for equal opportunities for all, recognising that diversity takes many forms. We believe that diversity in all its complexity is invaluable for the quality of our teaching, research and service. We are always looking for talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences. This also means that we are committed to creating an inclusive community so that we can use diversity as an asset.

We realise that each individual brings a unique set of skills, expertise and mindset. Therefore we are happy to invite anyone who recognises themselves in the profile to apply, even if you do not meet all the requirements.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 year.

A challenging position in a socially engaged organisation. At VU Amsterdam, you contribute to education, research and service for a better world. And that is valuable. So in return for your efforts, we offer you:

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university. Depending on education and experience on a full-time basis, the salary is a minimum of €3,226 (scale 10) and a maximum of €5,090 (scale 10) gross per month. The position is classified according to UFO profile: Teacher 4 and is open for 0,8 FTE. The starting date is ASAP and will be defined together with the selected candidate.

A full Junior Lecturer Trajectory is 4 years + 2 months probation, and cannot be extended beyond this period. This position therefore does not lead to permanent employment.

We also offer you attractive fringe benefits and regulations. Some examples:
  • a full-time 38-hour working week comes with a holiday leave entitlement of 232 hours per year. If you choose to work 40 hours, you have 96 extra holiday leave hours on an annual basis. For part-timers, this is calculated pro rata.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Faculty of Science
Researchers and students at VU Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science tackle fundamental and complex scientific problems to help pave the way for a sustainable and healthy future. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to malnutrition, and from molecules to the moon: we cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. Our teaching and research have a strong experimentally technical, computational and interdisciplinary nature.

We work on new solutions guided by value-driven, interdisciplinary methodologies. We are committed to research, valorisation and training socially engaged citizens of the world who will make valuable contributions to a sustainable, healthy future.

Are you interested in joining the Faculty of Science? You will join undergraduate students, PhD candidates and researchers at the biggest sciences faculty in the Netherlands. You will combine a professional focus with a broad view of the world. We are proud of our collegial working climate, characterised by committed staff, a pragmatic attitude and engagement in the larger whole. The faculty is home to over 11,000 students enrolled in 40 study programmes. It employs over 1,600 professionals spread across 10 academic departments.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam stands for values-driven education and research. We are open-minded experts with the ability to think freely. - a broader mind. Maintaining an entrepreneurial perspective and concentrating on diversity, significance and humanity, we work on sustainable solutions with social impact. By joining forces, across the boundaries of disciplines, we work towards a better world for people and planet. Together we create a safe and respectful working and study climate, and an inspiring environment for education and research. Learn more about our codes of conduct

We are located on one physical campus, in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas business district, with excellent location and accessibility. Over 5,500 staff work at the VU and over 30,000 students attend academic education.

Diversity is the driving force of the VU. The VU wants to be accessible and receptive to diversity in disciplines, cultures, ideas, nationalities, beliefs, preferences and worldviews. We believe that trust, respect, interest and differences lead to new insights and innovation, to sharpness and clarity, to excellence and a broader understanding.

We stand for an inclusive community and believe that diversity and internationalisation contribute to the quality of education, research and our services.

Therefore, we are always searching for people whose backgrounds and experience contribute to the diversity of the VU community.


  • Lecturer
  • Engineering
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 3763


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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