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3 years junior teacher in Computer Science (Docent 4, 0.6-0.8 fte)

Vacancy number
Academic staff
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Publication date
15 March 2022
Closing date
31 March 2022 Vacancy closed

Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Faculteit Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen LIACS is looking for:

3 years junior teacher in Computer Science (Docent 4, 0.6-0.8 fte)

Filling the vacancy with 2 positions of 0.4 fte each is possible

Junior teacher position in Computer Science
We are looking for applications from scholars with a Master degree in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence and with interest or demonstrated experience in teaching and supervising bachelor students. The ideal candidate is proactive, well-organized, a good planner and team-worker, has affinity with discrete mathematics, programming in C or Python, and preferably has basic knowledge of mathematical logic and SQL.

Key responsibilities

  • Collaboratively teaching 3-4 bachelor courses and organize all administration around them;
  • Contributing to the innovation of course material, including exercises and exams;
  • Supervising bachelor students;
  • Contributing to organizational activities of the Institute.
  • Selection criteria
  • · Master degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence or another closely related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in course assistance in this computer science;
  • Proficiency in English;
  • Team spirit/collaboration attitude strongly preferred.

Research at our faculty and institute
The Leiden Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. Our people are driven by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is diverse, ranging from artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,300 staff and almost 5,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. For more information, see https://www.science.leidenuniv.nl .

The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Institute of the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. We offer courses at the Bachelor and Master of Science level in the core areas of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Data Science, and also in the interdisciplinary areas of ICT in Business, Media Technology and Creative science, and Bioinformatics. According to an independent research visitation, we are one of the foremost computer science departments of the Netherlands. Our people and our focus on collaboration in a caring atmosphere are dear to us. We strive for excellence in a caring institute, where excellence, fun, and inclusiveness go hand in hand. We offer a clear and inviting career path to young and talented scientists with the ambition to grow. For more information about LIACS, see https://www.cs.leiden.edu 

The city of Leiden
Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. Leiden is a lively and beautiful city with a central location in Europe, at only 17 minutes from Schiphol International Airport. It is a very international city where almost everybody speaks English, candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier. Leiden is a typical historic university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Today, with some 27,000 students, 5,500 staff, 16 Nobel prizes, more than 100 nationalities and a budget of more than 550 million Euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia.

Terms and conditions
We offer a fixed-term 0.6-0.8 fte lecturer position (docent 4) for 3 years starting as soon as possible, but necessarily before July 1st 2022. Salary range from € 2,846.- to € 4,490.- gross per month (pay scale 10, for full time appointment), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). The lecturer may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 depending on the number of years of relevant work experience. Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information: https://workingat.leiden.edu/ 

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community, which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential.

Inquiries can be made to the Director of Education Prof. Marcello Bonsangue m.m.bonsangue@liacs.leidenuniv.nl.

Written applications using the vacancy number and including:

  • Teaching experience;
  • A full CV;
  • A motivation letter

should be submitted no later than 31 March 2022 to jobs@liacs.leidenuniv.nl.

The selection procedure will take place in April 2022, and selected candidates will be invited for an interview in this period, during which you are kindly requested to be available.

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