[CogSci] Job opening: Assistant Professor position in Data Science (1, 0 fte)
E.M.M.Mol at uvt.nl
Tue Apr 24 06:16:46 PDT 2018
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN DATA SCIENCE (1,0 fte)
Please see: https://tiu.nu/13421
The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence of the Tilburg
School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, is looking for an enthusiastic
colleague for the position of Assistant Professor in the field of Data Science.
The candidate is expected to initiate and conduct fundamental and applied
research in Data Science as well as contribute to teaching in the Master Data
Science: Business & Governance (DSBG) and the Bachelor Data Science. The Master
DSBG is a joint initiative of the four schools of Tilburg University (Economics
and Management, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities) and offers
a broadly oriented Data Science program for students with various backgrounds.
The Bachelor Data Science is a joint initiative of Tilburg University and the
Eindhoven University of Technology. Also, the candidate contributes to the
teaching and research track ‘Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence’.
The tracks are closely related to the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science
(http://www.jads.nl ). Faculty members at the Department of Cognitive Science
and Artificial Intelligence have access to a computer cluster, experimental
lab facilities, a robotics lab, as well as the DAF Technology Lab, a virtual
and mixed reality lab and its sensing technologies. Moreover, researchers play
an important role in Mind Labs (www.mind-labs.eu), an initiative which fosters
collaborations between knowledge institutions and corporations in the field of
interactive technologies and behavior.
The position calls for an ambitious scientist with experience in both
teaching and research. The successful candidate
* has a PhD and a publication record in areas relevant to data science, data
mining, machine learning, cognitive science, big data processing
(Hadoop, Spark), artificial intelligence, or other relevant areas; candidates
should be proficient in programming and have experience with applying data
science algorithms to the recognition or analysis of signals, images, or
* has a strong record in developing and teaching Bachelor and (Research)
Master courses, and experience with supervising Bachelor and Master’s theses;
* has the ability to acquire external funding for research;
* has the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team;
* has the ability to communicate fluently in English;
* has acquired or is willing to acquire the University Teaching
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as
assistant professor (“universitair docent”). The starting gross salary for a
full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3.475,- in scale 11 up to (maximally)
€ 4.757,- gross per month per month (max € 66.388,- all in per year). The
position is full time, with tasks divided between teaching/management (65%) and
research (35%). A part-time position of 80% is negotiable.
The start of the employment is negotiable, preferably as near as possible to
August 1, 2018. A successful candidate receives first a contract of 1 year,
after a positive evaluation an extension of 1 to 3 years. A permanent position
after this period is possible dependent on performance and UTQ and the success
of the programs.
Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent
terms of employment. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a
tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will
apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities
and Digital Sciences will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation.
The university offers very good fringe benefits (it is one of the best
non-profit employers in the Netherlands), such as a holiday allowance, an
options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of
For more information on this position, please contact prof. Eric Postma
(e.o.postma at uvt.nl ), or the Head of the Department, prof. Pieter Spronck
(p.spronck at uvt.nl).
Applications should include a cover letter in English, a Curriculum Vitae
(including two references), and a one-page statement about the candidate’s
contribution to Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. The application
deadline is May 21, 2018. The only way to apply is online by following this
Note: check out the current vacancies in the department on the above link. The
department has job vacancies for Assistant professor in Data Science,
Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Educational Technology.
TILBURG SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND DIGITAL SCIENCES
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) conducts scientific
research and education in the fields of Communication and Information Sciences,
Philosophy, Religious studies and Language and Culture studies. The School of
Humanities features three departments, several research institutes and a faculty
office. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master
Program. The School has approximately 1300 students and 250 employees.
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Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).
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