The UMCG is recruiting new academic staff members according the Tenure-track system. In short, the Tenure-track system is a career path or line of about ten years for academic staff. If the career path is followed successfully, it will lead to a professorship.
The Tenure-track system is characterized by a careful, strict selection policy, directed towards attracting extremely talented researchers. Later on in the path, previously established criteria will be carefully applied by a committee to determine whether the tenure-track staff member can continue the career path from assistant professor via associate professor to full professor. More information can be found in the UMCG tenure-track document(English or Dutch).