Assistant or Associate Professor in Programming Languages at TU Delft

by Eelco Visser, Aug. 9, 2019

We are seeking to strengthen the Programming Languages research group with an
ambitious and enthusiastic assistant or associate professor. The successful
candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the research portfolio of
the Programming Languages research group and is encouraged to develop their own
research line in a viable and promising subfield of programming languages. We
welcome applications from candidates in all subfields of programming languages,
but we are particularly interested in the following topics: static and dynamic
program analysis, incremental computation, program synthesis, programming
systems (e.g. virtual machines and run-time systems), and, probabilistic
programming (e.g. programming languages for AI and AI for programming
languages).

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The TU Delft Department of Software Technology has an open position for an

Assistant or Associate Professor in Programming Languages
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http://pl.ewi.tudelft.nl/hiring/2019-assistant-professor/

Deadline for applications: September 1, 2019

Code: EWI2019-11

## Job Description

We are seeking to strengthen the Programming Languages research group with an
ambitious and enthusiastic assistant or associate professor. The successful
candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the research portfolio of
the Programming Languages research group and is encouraged to develop their own
research line in a viable and promising subfield of programming languages. We
welcome applications from candidates in all subfields of programming languages,
but we are particularly interested in the following topics: static and dynamic
program analysis, incremental computation, program synthesis, programming
systems (e.g. virtual machines and run-time systems), and, probabilistic
programming (e.g. programming languages for AI and AI for programming
languages). Responsibilities of the position will include:

- Conducting high impact research in the area of programming languages

- Supervising PhD students and helping them to become top researchers in
  programming languages

- Teaching courses on programming and programming languages topics at the
  bachelor and master’s level in the TU Delft Computer Science curriculum

- Supervising bachelor and master’s students in their graduation projects

- Acquiring and managing externally funded research projects in programming
  languages

- Collaborating with industry to ensure that the group's research results have 
  a lasting impact in software development practice

- Strengthening the contacts between the group and industry as well as other
  international academic institutions

- Taking responsibility for management and committee work within the section and
  the department

## Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD degree in the broad field of programming languages, a
proven track record of research excellence, the ambition to strengthen and
expand the research and teaching of the programming languages research group, a
team player mentality, and good communication and social skills. Preferably, the
successful candidate has experience in teaching at university level.

## The Position

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor
for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leaders and you will
agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal
feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the
mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at
the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant
Professor position.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health
insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible
work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers
childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers
support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the
Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities: gross salary €3389 — €5656 
per month (depending on experience) on a full-time basis, plus holiday 
allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%). TU Delft sets specific
standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers
training to improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our
central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have
your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

## The Organization

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
(EEMCS) (https://www.tudelft.nl/en/eemcs/the-faculty/) is known worldwide for
its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes.
Offering an international working environment, the faculty has more than 1100
employees (including about 500 PhD students) and more than 3000 bachelor’s and
master’s students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations
in the fields of electrical sustainable energy, microelectronics, intelligent
systems, software technology, and applied mathematics.

The Software Technology (ST) Department (http://www.st.ewi.tudelft.nl/) is one
of the leading Dutch departments in research and academic education in computer
science, employing over 150 people. The ST Department is responsible for a large
part of the curriculum of the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in Computer
Science as well as the master’s programme Embedded Systems. The inspiration for
its research topics is largely derived from technical ICT problems in industry
and society related to large-scale distributed processing, embedded systems,
programming productivity, and web-based information analysis.

The Programming Languages Research Group (http://pl.ewi.tudelft.nl/) is an
internationally leading research group in programming languages, and active in
areas such as language engineering, language design, domain-specific languages,
software verification, and program logics. The section employs over 15 people,
including academic staff, around 10 PhD students, and two postdoctoral
researchers. The group is responsible for programming and programming languages
education at the bachelor and master’s levels in the TU Delft Computer Science
curriculum.

## Additional Information

For more information about this position, please contact Eelco Visser
(http://eelcovisser.org), Full Professor, phone: +31 (0)15-2787362, e-mail:
[email protected]

To apply, please e-mail an application letter, a detailed curriculum vitae
including a publication list, research and teaching statements, and the names of
three references by April 16, 2019 to dr.ir. C.A. Reijenga, [email protected]

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2019.11.

See also the official advertisment at
https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/284809/assistantassociate-professor-in-programming-languages/