Assistant or Associate Professor in Parallel Computing Systems

University of Amsterdam
January 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:€ 5,506
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Assistant or Associate Professor in Parallel Computing Systems

Faculty/Services: Faculty of Science

Educational level: PhD

Function type: Academic Staff

Closing date: 20 January 2023

Vacancy number: 10846

The Parallel Computing Systems (PCS) group at the Informatics Institute (IvI) of the University of Amsterdam is looking for an Assistant or Associate Professor (depending on qualifications). The PCS group performs cutting-edge research on the design, programming and run-time management of multi-core and multi-processor computer systems. The modeling, analysis and optimization of the extra-functional aspects of these systems, such as performance, power/energy consumption, thermals, reliability but also the degree of productivity to design and program these systems, play a pivotal role in this work.

The analysis and optimization of extra-functional system properties becomes increasingly challenging because of the growing complexity of modern computer systems. These systems integrate more and more processing elements, typically heterogeneous, sometimes in a distributed context, and possibly also resulting in sophisticated systems-of-systems. Good examples of such complex computing infrastructures can, e.g., be found in the domains of the edge-to-cloud compute continuum and cyber-physical systems. Moreover, the underlying system architectures of these infrastructures also tend to gradually become (more) adaptive to exploit workload or environmental dynamism and to provide dynamic quality-of-service trade-offs.

Are you passionate about analysing and optimizing the extra-functional properties of modern computer systems, and interested in addressing the above challenges? Please let us know how you and your research can help to further strengthen and extend the PCS research in this strategically important domain.

What are you going to do?

Task and responssibilities:

  • Conduct independent research in the computer systems domain, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international conferences, journals and/or books;
  • Acquire your own independent funding from sources such as NWO (e.g., VIDI), Horizon Europe (e.g., ERC starting grant) and industry;
  • Contribute to several educational programs, such as the Bachelor and Master Computer Science, and the Master Software Engineering. This includes developing, coordinating and teaching courses as well as supervising Bachelor and Master students. Around 30% of your time involves education;
  • Contribute to valorisation, both in terms of engaging with the media as well as applying state-of-the-art research tools to applications in society. UvA spinoffs that bring technology to industry and society are highly encouraged;
  • Fulfil management roles within the Informatics Institute.
  • What do you have to offer?

    Your experience and profile:

    Your research interests should fall within the general area of computer systems with a particular focus on the analysis of their extra-functional aspects. Example fields of expertise are: performance engineering, compilers & run-time systems, (system-level) modelling and simulation, timing verification, edge-to-cloud computing, (self-)adaptive systems, etc.

    Furthermore, you have:

  • a PhD in Computer Science or a related area;
  • a track record in computer systems research, as demonstrated by, for example, independent scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and top conferences, TPC memberships in the area of computer systems, etc.;
  • an ability to teach and to supervise BSc, MSc and PhD candidates.
  • In addition, it would be good if you have:

  • contacts necessary to initiate national and international partnerships, and being part of an international network;
  • the capability to initiate and organise new research by identifying innovative research themes;
  • the ability to obtain research funding in a competitive environment;
  • a University Teaching Qualification, or the willingness to obtain this within two years after the start of the employment.
  • Our offer

    The position will be filled at the level of assistant or associate professor, depending on qualifications. In both cases, we offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 18 months. A permanent contract follows if we assess your performance positive.

    The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, for an associate professor ranges between € 5,506 to € 6,702 (scale 13). For an assistant professor , it ranges between € 3,974 to € 6,181 (scale 11-12). These salaries do not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance the UvA offers. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

    Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:

  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • Help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you're moving from abroad.
  • Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

    About us

    The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

    The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

    The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity- driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

    The Parallel Computing Systems (PCS) group is the foremost research group in The Netherlands in the field of system optimization of multi-core and multi-processor computer systems. The PCS group looks at system performance, power/energy consumption, reliability, security & safety, but also the degree of productivity to design and program these systems: the extra-functional behaviour of computer systems in full glory. The top research of the PCS group is indispensable for developments within, for example, Artificial Intelligence. In order to be able to cope with the increasingly demanding calculations in computer science, it is essential that computer systems become faster and more efficient. Without the skills of researchers within computer systems, AI, amongst others, was certainly not where it is today. PCS positions itself primarily in the Systems & Networking research theme, and also with clear links to the AI and Computational Science themes of the Informatics Institute.

    Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

    Any questions?

    Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • E: Prof. Andy Pimentel , Professor of Computer Science.
  • Job application

    If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 20 January 2023

    Applications should include the following information (all files besides your cv should be submitted in one single pdf file ):

  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a list of publications;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a research statement (2 pages maximum);
  • a teaching statement (1 page maximum);
  • the names and email addresses of three references (from different institutes ) who can provide letters of recommendation (please do not include any reference letters in your application).
  • Please make sure to provide ALL requested documents mentioned above. You can use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

    Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

    We will invite potential candidates for interviews soon after the expiration of the vacancy.

    The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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