Assistant Professor in Applied Algebra and Geometry

Eindhoven University of Technology
March 21, 2024
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Assistant Professor in Applied Algebra and Geometry


Assistant Professor

Irène Curie Fellowship



Mathematics and Computer Science



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Job description

Are you passionate about research? Do you thrive in a multi-cultural environment? Are you interested in pursuing applications of your work to real- world problems? Here is a unique opportunity for you!

This vacancy is part of the Irène Curie Fellowship and is currently only open to female candidates.

The Discrete Mathematics (DM) cluster of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (M&CS) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is looking for an Assistant Professor in Applied Algebra and Geometry. In this role you will join the Discrete Algebra and Geometry (DAG) group, which includes Mireille Boutin, Hans Cuijpers, Rob Eggermont and Hans Sterk, and work with over 130 faculty colleagues across the department to fulfill the research and teaching mission of the university.

Algebra and geometry are a traditional strength of the DM cluster. In recent years, these areas have started to play a crucial role in the solution of problems encountered in applications, including problems that have been traditionally solved using more numerical approaches. For example, combining techniques from algebra/geometry and more traditional numerical methods has contributed to solving contemporary challenges in biology, optimization and machine learning, to name just a few. The DAG group is thus focusing its new hires on candidates with a core focus in algebra and/or geometry but with a view towards applications.

Do you have accomplished research in some core area of algebra and/or geometry? Do you demonstrate openness in pursuing collaborations with engineers and industry? Candidates whose research has applications in other domains of science, such as biology, chemistry, or physics, are particularly welcome to apply.

The language of instruction at TU/e is English. The start date is flexible, but could be as early as June 1, 2024.

Job requirements
  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in Mathematics or in a related area.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstrable outputs.
  • Ability to teach, demonstrated by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed vision on teaching and learning within your own discipline. Motivated to teach, contribute to teaching processes, and to develop excellent teaching skills.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, including for example coaching and mentoring of students and staff, leading a project or chairing a group.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English.
  • Conditions of employment

    A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • An 18-month contract as Assistant Professor which can become permanent after 12 months on the same employment level upon successful evaluation.
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • As an Irène Curie Fellow, you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support.
  • Information and application

    About us

    Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands- on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.

    We believe that diversity broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our education. Our Irène Curie Fellowship aims to advance talented female researchers, in order to thrive and be successful in top positions in science, contributing to the societal goal of promoting equal opportunities. The program addresses the aspirations and needs of women in industry, academia, and research institutes in order to support their ambition to become a professor at our university.

    Curious to hear more about what it's like as a professor at TU/e? Please view the video.


    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more about the technical aspects of this position? Please contact Prof. Mireille Boutin, [email protected].

    Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact Hella Ploegmakers, Senior Recruiter, [email protected] or +31 643559625.

    Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


    We invite you to submit a complete application. The application should include:

  • A cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of at least three references. You do not need to send letters.
  • A research statement describing your scientific interests and plans.
  • A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and experience.
  • We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

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