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Faculty of Science

About the MacGillavry Fellowship

Each MacGillavry Fellow will initially be appointed as an assistant professor on a temporary contract for six years. During this period you are expected to set up your own independent research programme hosted by one of the Faculty’s research institutes.

You are expected to publish in high-profile journals, attract your own external funding and contribute to the teaching programmes within the Faculty of Science. We offer mentoring and courses to help you meet the requirements. Key performance indicators in both research and education will be monitored and will serve as input for a transparent evaluation process, which will lead to a decision as regards tenure. Assuming your tenure track is successful, you will be offered a permanent staff position as an associate professor. A subsequent personal career path towards a full professorship can be mutually agreed upon.

We are also happy to consider applications from women with a more senior profile than that of assistant professor. In that case, reduction in the length of the tenure track and/or entry at associate professor level are possibilities that can be tailor-made.

We offer

  • A suitable start-up package for your research programme, e.g. a funded PhD student (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 during start-up phase
  • 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

General employment conditions

  • Annual salary range for an assistant professor, including annual holiday allowance and bonus is between € 50,755 and € 78,935 (before tax), depending on experience and past performance
  • Generous holiday leave arrangements
  • Application for attractive fiscal arrangements (the ‘30% rule’) are possible for employees from abroad
  • Participation in Dutch pension scheme for university personnel
  • Collective discount on health insurance
  • Excellent parental leave packages

You are strongly encouraged to apply if you have: 

  • A PhD degree in one of the scientific disciplines of our Faculty
  • A scientific profile that links to one of the research fields eligible for application
  • A publication record in international, high quality, peer reviewed journals
  • A few years of post-doctoral experience, preferably at international level
  • Affinity for teaching at undergraduate and graduate level
  • Well-developed organisational and communication skills