UD Position in the Algebra & Logic group


The Algebra&Logic group of IMAPP at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with preference for applicants working in the area between algebra, logic, and computer science. We seek candidates with international experience that have a demonstrable commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. The candidate should be motivated to contribute independently and through collaboration to the research and growth of the group. This includes contributing to the supervision of Master and PhD students and securing of funding for PhD positions through grant applications. The candidate must be a good communicator with experience in as well as enthusiasm for teaching that can contribute across the undergraduate mathematics curriculum as well as at the graduate level in algebra and especially in logic and in the joint research master with computer science. The candidate is expected to contribute the usual share in the management of the group and institute. The accepted candidate is required to master the Dutch language sufficiently to be able to teach in Dutch within two years after the appointment.



Radboud University Nijmegen is situated in the oldest city in the Netherlands. It has nine faculties and enrols over 17,500 students in 107 study programmes. The Faculty of Science at Radboud University consists of seven research institutes, including the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Particle Physics (IMAPP), and the Institute for Computing and Information Science (ICIS).  Research in non-classical logic and its interaction with applications in computer and information science is strongly represented locally and nationally. The group has close ties with the ICIS research groups in Foundations and in Digital Security. At the national level the group collaborates with algebraists and logicians, notably in Leiden,  Utrecht, and at ILLC and CWI in Amsterdam.


In teaching, the algebra and logic group is part of the Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy Teaching Institute (WiNSt) and as such it provides high quality teaching of core and service courses in all branches of undergraduate mathematics as well as advanced courses and a

Master track in Algebra and Logic. In addition, a new Radboud University Research Master program in the Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science is being set up jointly with computer science. The faculty as a whole and the mathematics department in particular are enthusiastically involved in outreach and actively recruit students through programs with schools.


The salary of an assistant professor varies from a minimum of 3.195,-- Euros bruto per month to a maximum of 4.970,-- bruto per month, depending on relevant work experience. (scale 11/12).


Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.


In order to apply please send an application, with reference to vacancy number 18.DE including a full CV, information on research plans and teaching experience, and names and addresses of three references either by e-mail to pz@science.ru.nl  or by post to:


FNWI Personeel en Organisatie

attn. mevr. Marielle Nelemans

Postbus 9010

6500 GL Nijmegen

The Netherlands


Review of applications will begin May 1, 2009, but applications will be considered until position is filled. For further information, contact Mai Gehrke at mgehrke@math.ru.nl