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Assistant Professorship Big data and Data Science in Creative Technology

University of Twente (UT). Enschede (Niederlande), 03.04.2017

Assistant Professor Big data and Data Science in Creative Technology


Function types
Scientific fields
Job number
About employer
Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
38.0 hours per week
€ 3427 - € 5780
University Graduate
University of Twente (UT)

Job description

The world is rapidly becoming data-driven, more than ever before. Raw data is available from very different sources, its quality differs widely, it may be streamed at very high rates, or stored in huge, slowly accessible data stores. By-and-large, extracting information from data has always been, and will continue to be, in demand for a variety of analytical purposes. The mission of the Database group is to develop methods and technology that efficiently, effectively and securely retrieve and extract information from large unstructured data sources. Arriving at a high quality of information is our founding principle.

The candidate will be involved in the interdisciplinary program Creative Technology (CreaTe). There is a fading boundary between the natural physical world and the world of (interactive, intelligent, understanding) human constructions. CreaTe focuses on the design of innovative applications using a profound knowledge of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Smart technology, new media, and creating impact through design are keywords in this program. We educate designers in a community of students with different backgrounds, and with different interests and motivation. The design goals of Creative Technology are similar to goals in Industrial Design, with one major difference: CreaTe concentrates on "design for the digital world" (game design, web design, interaction design, motion design and motion graphic design, and visual communication).


Data is an important driver in Creative Technology. Your research area will be data science. We expect a candidate to bring added value to what the group and CreaTe have to offer, for example, in big data, data visualization, data physicalization, machine learning, natural language processing, or web technology. Scientific excellence is a must and should be demonstrated by high-quality output. A successful candidate will also demonstrate her or his intrinsic motivation and strong abilities for teaching students with a broad spectrum of backgrounds. We value a vision on academic teaching, blending the physical and digital experience. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, allowing efficient interaction with colleagues.

Summery candidate profile

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Strong abilities for high-quality research and teaching in a multi-disciplinary context
  • Has obtained (an equivalent of) the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or is willing to do so.
  • Capable of strengthening the Database group and the CreaTe program
  • Effective in acquiring external funding
Information and applications

Applications (including CV, list of publications, research statement and three names of potential references) can be submitted online before 1st of May 2017 via the link below.
For more information please contact M. van Keulen (phone +31534893688, email

Conditions of employment

We offer you a temporary position of assistant professor for three years. Depending on your qualifications an appointment as an associate professor can be an option.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3,427 to € 5,780 gross per month. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,3%.

We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.

Bewerbungsschluss: 30.04.2017