5 MacGillavry Fellowships (tenure track position for talented female)

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5 MacGillavry Fellowships (tenure track position for talented female)

The Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam aims to stimulate increased diversity in its research institutes. For this reason we are continuing the recruitment programme for top level female talent, named after the ground breaking crystallographer Carolina MacGillavry, an alumnus of the University of Amsterdam.
In the second round of this programme we offer 5 MacGillavry Fellowships (tenure track position for talented female researchers).
The MacGillavry Fellowship is primarily directed at ambitious women and we are therefore especially seeking women that excel in one of the faculty’s disciplines, who possess leadership potential and aspire to a career as a professor at the University of Amsterdam.
The MacGillavry Fellowship
Successful candidates will be appointed for a maximum of six years as an assistant professor. During this track candidates are stimulated to set up their own independent research programme hosted by one of the Faculty’s research institutes. The MacGillavry Fellows are expected to publish in high-profile journals, attract their own external funding and contribute to the teaching programmes within the faculty. Key performance indicators in both research and education will be monitored and will serve as input for an evaluation process, which will lead to a decision as regards tenure. Should the fellow prove successful, she will be offered a permanent staff position as an associate professor and a subsequent personal career path towards a full professorship will be mutually agreed upon.
The Faculty of Science is also happy to consider applications from women with a more senior profile than that described here, and thus reduction in the length of the tenure track and/or entry at associate professor level are possibilities that can be considered as appropriate.

  • Suitable start-up package for your research programme (content of the package is dependent on research field and research institute);
  • outstanding scientific guidance;
  • frequent monitoring of progress by a mentor;
  • reduced teaching load;
  • possibilities for a flexible work schedule including working from home;
  • assistance in job searching for your partner;
  • assistance in enrolment for local child care facilities;
  • help in finding appropriate housing;
  • reimbursement package for relocation;
  • adjustment of tenure track in case of pregnancy;
  • made-to-measure Dutch language course.


  • Annual salary range for an assistant professor, including annual holiday allowance and bonus is between € 44,590 and € 69,360 (before tax), depending on experience and past performance;
  • generous leave arrangements;
  • application for attractive fiscal arrangements are possible for employees from abroad;
  • attractive retirement benefits;
  • collective health insurance;
  • excellent parental leave packages.

Applicants ideally have:

  • a PhD degree;
  • a scientific profile that links to one of the research institutes of the Faculty of Science;
  • a publication record in international, high quality, peer reviewed journals;
  • post-doctoral experience (for example, two or three years), preferably at international level;
  • affinity for teaching at undergraduate and graduate level;
  • well developed organisational and communication skills.

Further Information
More information can be found at the website of the MacGillavry Fellowship: www.uva.nl/mgf.
The research institutes of the Faculty of Science

  • Astronomical Institute ‘Anton Pannekoek’
  • Informatics Institute
  • Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
  • Institute of Physics
  • Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics
  • Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
  • Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

The scientific disciplines of the Faculty of Science

  • Biological Science and Biomedical Science
  • Earth Sciences (Physical Geography)
  • Informatics and Logic
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Job Application
To apply for the MacGillavry Fellowship you are invited to use the application form. Please note the additional information on the application form regarding documents you are requested to attach and a request for references.
The deadline for applications is 15 February 2013.
The University of Amsterdam is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages female applicants to apply. In case of equal qualifications the university will prefer appointment of a female candidate. Under Dutch jurisdiction encouraging women to apply is lawful.
No agencies please

Deadline: 15 February 2013

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