Assistant Professor of Mathematics

University of Amsterdam

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Science
Educational level:  PhD
Function type:  Academic Staff
Closing date:  20-4-2023
Vacancy number:  11366

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) is the research institute for mathematics of the University of Amsterdam. It has more than 90 employees and the following research programmes: Analysis, Stochastics, Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, and Discrete Mathematics and Quantum Information.


In 2022, KdVI was assessed very positively by an external review committee: its research is of high quality, the institute has recently grown in size, and is prominent in both the national and international mathematical society and in (interdisciplinary) networks with other partners.


The institute has the ambition to further strengthen its (inter)national position in the coming years. Developments include quantum-related and financial mathematics. In programmes and projects, KdVI closely cooperates with other scientific institutes and disciplines, with civil society organisations and the finance community. The institute also plays a central role in the national mathematics network LNMB and in the secretarial support of the national master's programme MasterMath.


The KdVI provides the lecturers in and management of the Bachelor programme in Mathematics and its two Master programmes 'Mathematics' and 'Stochastics and Financial Mathematics'. In addition, KdVI provides service education in the field of mathematics within other programmes. The institute also has a so-called "deficiency program", which offers education and examination to prospective students who do not (yet) meet the preliminary education requirements with regard to mathematics set by the (bachelor) program of their choice.


The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics is looking for an:


Assistant Professor in Analysis or Stochastics


What are you going to do?


We are looking for a person willing to grow and develop in academia:

  • further develop your research in Analysis or Stochastics by publishing in high level international journals, presenting at leading conferences and supervising PhD students;
  • work towards setting up  your own research group;
  • apply for external funding (from NWO, ERC, industry, etc);
  • teach (in English) in the Bachelor and Master programmes in Mathematics of UvA;
  • learn the Dutch language (obtaining level B1 within three years of the appointment);
  • collaborate with other groups, institutes and/or companies inside and outside UvA by contributing your expertise into joint research projects;
  • develop management skills required for general academic administration, organization, and coordination tasks;
  • demonstrate good organizational citizenship behavior within the Faculty of Science.


Of course you will be given the opportunity and the support from the institute to further develop your research, teaching, grant writing and management skills.


Your experience and profile:


  • a PhD in Mathematics and preferably a few years of postdoc experience;
  • excellent general research skills, evidenced by publications in international journals, and by invited or contributed talks at international gatherings;
  • research expertise in a subarea of Analysis or Stochastics (in the broadest sense);
  • teaching experience at university level;
  • experience with (co-)supervision of Bachelor, Master or PhD students;
  • good command of English.


We will base our selection on your scientific track record and on your vision for future research, as well as on your teaching achievements, qualifications, and vision for future teaching.


In the case of equal suitability, we give preference to the candidate who contributes most to the diversity of our institute. In particular, we strongly encourage women to apply.


What can we offer you?


We offer you a position as assistant professor for 18 months. After a final positive assessment a tenured position will be offered. Starting date is preferably September 1st 2023. The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3.974 up to a maximum of €6.181 gross per month (salary scale 11/12) based on full-time employment. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.


About UvA and the Faculty FNWI


Employees of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science (FNWI) are driven by a shared passion to find out how the world works. Our eight research institutes cover the entire width of the natural sciences: from astronomy and physics, to life and earth sciences, molecular sciences, mathematics and information sciences. Whether we are unraveling the origins and building blocks of life or at the basis of the technology for the future, we find each other in an unlimited curiosity.

With around 1,600 employees, we are committed every day to conveying our knowledge and curiosity to the more than 7,000 students in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes that we offer at our Amsterdam Science Park campus. In this way, we train the next generation of scientists and inspire them at the start of their own journey of discovery.


The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the widest range of training courses. An intellectual hub with 42,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 PhD students. Connected by a culture of curiosity.


Would you like to know more about working at the UvA? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam here.




For more information about the job, please contact:


Prof. dr. Eric Opdam

T: +31 (0) 20 525 5217




Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by April 20, 2023. You can apply online by using the button below. 


Applications should include the following information in a single PDF file:

  • a motivation letter (1 page maximum);
  • a curriculum vitae, including list of publications and teaching track record;
  • a research statement (2 pages maximum);
  • a teaching statement (1 page maximum);
  • contact information (name, email and telephone number) for three references from different institutes.



The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.


No agencies please.