Networks is a consortium of 11 researchers from 4 institutions with the aim to address the pressing challenges posed by large-scale networks using stochastics and algorithms. The focus is on modelling, understanding, controlling and optimizing networks that are complex and highly volatile.

Open positions

Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Applied Probability


The Korteweg - de Vries Institute of the University of Amsterdam is in the context of NETWORKS looking for an assistant professor (tenure track) in Applied Probability. The candidate will perform research in the area of applied probability, both from a practical or a purely theoretical perspective. Possible topics are stochastic processes, queueing theory, large deviations, fluctuation theory, performance analysis, extreme value theory, and advanced simulation methods, but his/her future research is by no means limited to these. We strive for appointing an excellent candidate, whose own research profile and interests will certainly be considered as an opportunity to open new directions of research. Collaboration with other researchers in The Netherlands or abroad is strongly encouraged.

Besides research, the candidate will have teaching duties both at the bachelor and master level, and will supervise master and/or PhD students.



  • A PhD in Mathematics or in an adjacent field;
  • a deep and broad understanding of the research field, as is reflected in a number of recent publications in the international literature;
  • interest in application-oriented research, possibly in cooperation with industry;
  • excellent communication and didactic qualities;
  • preferably a broad teaching experience;
  • experience with initiating, carrying out and supervising research projects;
  • ability to teach in Dutch and English. Candidates who do not yet speak Dutch will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch;


Further Information

For additional information please contact prof.dr. Michel Mandjes.  



The initial appointment will be for a period of five years. Based on performance indicators agreed on at the start of the appointment, a tenure track position will lead to a tenured position in a period of maximally 5 years. In the fifth year of the appointment the tenure decision will be taken.

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel. Based on a full time appointment (38 hours per week) the maximum salary is €5070 gross per month. The Collective Employment Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities is applicable.


Job Application

Applications should be submitted via this form.

The application should include

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list publications;
  • a research statement.

Please make sure all your material is attached in only one pdf.

Letters of recommendations (three per applicant) can be sent directly to In the subject line should be written: "Letter of recommendation for ..." and the name of the applicant.


Closing date

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 22 October 2014