Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science of
the University of Groningen invites applications for

Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions in Dynamical Systems &
Applications and in Stochastics of Large Systems

One position is in Dynamical Systems and Applications in the broadest
sense. The expertise may range from fundamental aspects to computational
ones with applications in various application areas. The expertise may
include elements of the disciplines Analysis, Geometry, Measure Theory
and Computational Science. In particular this concerns Ordinary and
Partial Differential Equations, Ergodic Theory, Numerical Mathematics
and Fluid Dynamics. The theory aims at providing tools for the analysis
of complex dynamics and at mathematically explaining the complexity
hidden behind terms as unpredictability, chaos and turbulence. Here
computational aspects can play an important role. Application areas are
Mechanics (including Celestial Mechanics, e.g.), Physics, including
Meteorology, Engineering, Life and Medical Sciences.

The other position concerns Stochastics of Large Systems that touches
on the areas of Probability and Mathematical Physics. Large Systems with
interactions occur in Statistical Physics and, generally, in coupled
cell networks as these occur in Biology as well as in Medical, Economic
and Social Sciences. Mathematical tools originate from Probability
Theory and Stochastic Processes, Ergodic Theory and include Gibbs
measures, interacting particle systems, graphs and network theory. The
theory aims to explain global phenomena as emerging from the behaviour
of local constituents.

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years.
On completion of 5 years of employment there will be an assessment of
performance based on established criteria including research and
teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment is positive,
the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of associate
professor with tenure. At the end of a further 4-7 year period there
will be another assessment aimed at a promotion to full professor. These
vacancies are part of an incentive by which twelve tenure track
positions in mathematics will become available at Dutch universities and
research institutes, made possible by the Ministry of Education, Culture
and Science via the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

For information you can contact:

Prof. H.W. Broer, Scientific Director of the Johann Bernoulli Institute, +31 50 3633959, h.w.broer@rug.nl (please do not use for applications)

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2013.

To find out more details and to apply online please visit:

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Sunday, July 14, 2013
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H.W. Broer
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