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Assistant Professor Computer Vision

Faculty of Science – Informatics Institute

Vacancy details of Assistant Professor Computer Vision
Publication date 10 June 2021
Closing date 20 September 2021
Level of education PhD
Hours 38 hours per week
Salary indication €3,746 to €5,826 gross per month
Vacancy number 21-452

We offer a Tenure Track Assistant Professor (AP) position within the Computer Vision group (CV), part of the Informatics Institute (IvI) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

The Computer Vision group is headed by Prof. Dr Theo Gevers and conducts research in computer vision. The CV group participates in teaching for the international (research) Master Artificial Intelligence and contributes to various Bachelor and Master programmes within the IvI, the UvA and the Amsterdam University College (AUC).

What are you going to do

Research in the field of computer vision and in particular 3D image segmentation, object recognition and data processing. The tenure track will focus on advanced computer vision representation mechanisms, image analysis techniques, and recognition and learning methods. An interdisciplinary approach is desired as visual information is a merging topic between different research areas: computation, machine learning, and computer vision. In terms of teaching, you are expected to contribute to strengthening the curriculum in computer vision and deep learning of the Bachelor and Master AI and related programs such as the bachelor and master Information Systems. You should have a broad interest in computer vision which means that you must be able to teach a wide variety of AI and CV courses in both BSc and MSc.

What do we require of you

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (Computer Science, AI, Physics, Mathematics) and a proven record of high quality and diverse academic teaching, preferably at the Bachelor's-, Master's- and PhD-levels.
  • Solid publication record in fields related to computer vision or machine learning, including internationally peer reviewed journals and/or books published by internationally recognized press.
  • You excel in teaching and have a clear vision on education.
  • The ability to acquire research funding from external sources (e.g. Netherlands’ Organization for Scientific Research or other research councils, European Union, or other national and international funding agencies, personal grants such as in the Dutch Veni/Vidi/Vici scheme or the European ERC grants).
  • Demonstrated ability to promote outstanding and innovative research and foster research collaborations (with faculty, postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates); demonstrated or budding academic leadership.
  • Adequate knowledge of Dutch, or the willingness to learn the Dutch language.
  • in possession of the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (or foreign equivalent), or willingness to acquire such a qualification within two years.

Our offer

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week with a tenure track agreement for the duration of five years. You will be offered a permanent position after positive assessment and evaluation.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be€3,746 to €5,826 (salary scale 11-12) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

About us

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 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 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.


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Job application

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.

The Informatics Institute strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 20 September 2021. You can apply online by using the link below. 

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a concise statement of motivation (1 page maximum);
  • a CV and list of publications;
  • a statement outlining research plans (2 pages maximum);
  • a statement outlining teaching philosophy (1 page maximum) and
  • a list of three referees.

Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.

No agencies please