Assistant professor (tenure track) in Crustal Tectonics
Are you an experienced researcher in the field of crustal tectonics with an emphasis on the interaction of small-scale to crustal scale deformation, fluid flow, and/or heat transfer? Do you want to make a contribution to our Earth Science department through excellence in research and teaching? Are you keen to use this knowledge to tackle societal issues related to sustainability and/or natural hazards? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who will develop a new line of research within the field of crustal tectonics focused on, for example, geothermal energy, carbon storage/sequestration, basin analysis, crustal seismology, economic geology, fault/fracture dynamics or fluid flow. The position involves teaching in structural geology and tectonics at the BSc and MSc level, and supervision of BSc and MSc research projects. Management tasks will be part of the job, including an opportunity to lead and further develop the 'subsurface resources' stream in our MSc Earth Sciences programme.
Gender balance and diversity are important to us: Female candidates and/or minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. In the case of equal suitability of candidates, preference will be given to female candidates/minorities.
What are we offering?
A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,637 (scale 11) and a maximum €4,978 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for 0.8 - 1 FTE.
We offer a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, initially for the duration of 6 years. Within an agreed period, tenure could be achieved if the faculty criteria for Assistant Professor are fulfilled. During the tenure, the performance will be evaluated in terms of teaching, publication record, and acquisition of prestigious personal grants or equivalent project funding. After a successful evaluation, permanent employment will be granted.
The tenure track position is starting at the level of assistant professor in the areas of research, teaching and management (40% : 40% : 20%).
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. And to be a university where personal education and societal involvement play a leading role. Where people from different disciplines and backgrounds work together on innovations and on generating new knowledge. Our teaching and research embrace the whole spectrum of science - from the humanities, the social sciences and the pure sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,500 students. We employ more than 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible, located in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.
Diversity is one of our university's core values. We are an inclusive community, and we believe that diversity and international activities enhance the quality of education and research. We are always looking for people who can enhance diversity on our campus thanks to their background and experience.
The Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.
Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.
About the department
The Department of Earth Sciences has ~35 permanent staff, and is responsible for the BSc and MSc programmes in Earth Sciences and contributes to teaching programmes in Hydrology and Earth Sciences & Economics. Research in the department is focused on two general areas: Geology & Geochemistry and Earth & Climate. The Department's excellence in teaching is underlined by its high scores in annual national student evaluations.
The advertised position is in the Geodynamics and Tectonics group of Geology & Geochemistry, which focuses on a diverse range of topics, including, but not limited to, subduction, mountain building, plate tectonics, ocean basin formation, mantle flow, lithospheric deformation and surface topography.
Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 11 March 2020. The job interviews are planned for April/May 2020, when possible please take this into account when applying for the position.
Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
Name: Prof. Dr. Wouter P. Schellart
If you have any questions regarding moving to Amsterdam, and working at VU Amsterdam, you may contact:
Name: Wytske Siegersma