Assistant Professor in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Assistant Professor in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

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20 Jun 14 Sep Enschede

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Job description

We are looking for a highly talented research scientist whose focus is on the development, analysis and application of finite elements methods for partial differential equations, which may also include inverse problems, optimization and optimal control with partial differential equations. The successful candidate is expected to have strong affinity with numerical analysis and scientific computing. In addition, the capability to develop collaborations between mathematics and the multi-disciplinary research context at the University of Twente is important. Particular focus will be on forging connections with the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and with the MIRA institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. The candidate will actively participate in the research within the Department of Applied Mathematics and collaborate with colleagues at MESA+ and MIRA.


University of Twente (UT)


We expect a strong ambition toward innovative research, illustrated by publications in international journals. You are ready to take up the challenge to acquire research grants, either via personal schemes, such as within the NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (VENI/VIDI/VICI) and the European Research Council, or in collaboration with others. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, allowing efficient interaction with colleagues from other disciplines. Training in Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or equivalent, with a strong focus on numerical analysis and scientific computing, is essential.
You have obtained your PhD degree. The candidates should have a clear interest in teaching and will be involved in the teaching program of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Bachelor and Master level, and are expected to transfer their specific expertise to the master program. The candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO). 
Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research and teaching statement, and three names of potential references) can be submitted by using the application link below before September 7, 2017 to the University of Twente, attn. Prof.dr. P.M.G. Apers, Dean of the Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.
The interviews with selected candidates are scheduled on September 27, 2017.

For more information please contact J.J.W. van der Vegt (phone +31 534895628, email

Conditions of employment

The position will be at the assistant professor level. Initially, the contract will be for one year. After a positive evaluation the contract will be for an indefinite period. Criteria for promotion to the Associate Professor level comprise a strong track record of publications, evaluation of teaching capacities and a demonstrated ability to acquire research funding and to achieve an international network and reputation.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from 3,475 € to 5,405 € gross per month. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %.

We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3475—€5405 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 915166


University of Twente (UT)

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