Assistant/full Professors in Artificial Intelligence

A new opening professor position in artificial intelligence is available at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. This position is available for five years in the first instance. This position is open until filled.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Eindhoven is looking for at least two new faculty members to expand its academic staff in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We welcome applications in all areas of AI and at all levels, ranging from (tenure-track) assistant professor to full professor.

TU Eindhoven

TU Eindhoven (TU/e) is a mid-size technical university located in the heart of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands, named the Brainport region. Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, and including suburbs it has about 420,000 inhabitants. TU/e is a highly ranked university both in research and education. Our training and research programs are highly regarded and we foster close relationships with companies, organizations and research institutes in the Brainport region and beyond. Fundamental and applied research are equally valued here. The high rank of the TU/e is due to the impact of its scientific research and also to its scientific copublications with industry. TU/e is a social and inspiring university with a fine culture. You will quickly feel at home, surrounded by people who share your scientific ambitions. The TU/e currently has nine departments, with over 11,000 students in total. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

With over 100 (assistant, associate and full) professors, almost 200 PhD and PDEng students, about 1100 Bachelor students and 600 Master students, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (M&CS) is one of the largest departments of the TU/e. By performing top-level fundamental and applied research, offering high-quality educational programs, and maintaining strong ties with industry, M&CS aims to contribute to science and to innovation in and beyond the region. M&CS currently offers three Bachelor and four Master programs, all taught fully in English. Beside Mathematics and Computer Science curricula, we offer also a full Data Science curriculum. See here for more information about the department. The department's relationship with the high-tech industry in the Brainport region means that staff and students can contribute directly to the development of technological innovations with real-world relevance. The department has produced a number of successful spin-offs, and participates in many national and international research consortia. The unique positioning in one of Europe's leading tech regions also means excellent job opportunities for spouses. TU/e actively facilitates career opportunities for partners of successful candidates.

Artificial Intelligence: ambition meets opportunity in Eindhoven

TU/e has identified AI as one of the key multidisciplinary research opportunities in its Strategy 2030. Various research groups at the departments of Mathematics & Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences have been active and visible within the area of AI and its applications. There is an ongoing initiative at both university and department level to strengthen our AI research and AI education. TU/e has set aside significant funds to achieve its ambitions. The successful candidates will be invited to grow their own group within M&CS and be part of the core team to develop the TU/e initiative. Current interests include deep learning, symbolic AI, ubiquitous AI, explainable and responsible AI, AI with human in the loop as well as subareas targeting specific applications in healthcare, robotics, education, and sciences.

What we are looking for

We seek to appoint academic staff in AI who are passionate about research as well as teaching. We welcome excellent candidates that can contribute to any of our current AI areas as well as candidates that bring new research directions to the department. We have openings at all levels, ranging from tenure track assistant professor positions, to associate and full professor positions. The working language in the department and across the university is English. There is no requirement to speak Dutch for applying for these positions. An important aspect of TU/e's vision on education is that research and education go hand in hand, both at Bachelor and Master level. Next to your research, education is an important part of your job. The TU/e helps its scientific staff to further develop their teaching skills by offering a training program that leads to an official teaching certification from Dutch Universities (Basic Teaching Qualification).

A successful candidate at the Associate or Full Professor level has a clear strong international academic reputation in AI.

What we offer

We offer a position in a successful and internationally-oriented department. The department has an attractive starting package for its new faculty members, which includes the possibility to appoint a PhD student. The city of Eindhoven offers a relaxed, multicultural environment, high quality of life and many options for extra-curricular activities. The city has a mild climate, and it is well-connected by rail, air, and road links with major European cities. The city is at the heart of the Brainport region of Netherlands, a region with high growth, high innovation, and many permanent employment opportunities for expats. Candidates moving to the Netherlands from abroad may qualify for a tax incentive scheme, where 30% of your income is tax free for a (maximum) period of five years. Click for more information. In the first years of employment, your teaching duties will be reduced to 30% (from our standard 50%) leaving 70% of your time for research, developing collaborations with other research groups and industry, and building your own research group.

Salary will be based on your background and working experience and according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO NU). An Assistant Professor gross salary is in the range of 3,637 to 5,656 per month (on a full-time basis). For an Associate Professor the range of the gross salary is 5,039 to 6,738 per month (on a full-time basis). For a Full Professor the range of the gross salary is 5,582 to 9,812 per month (on a full-time basis).

Additionally, we offer a yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary and a yearly end year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary. In addition we offer a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, flexible employment conditions, the possibility to participate in a collective health care plan, and other benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes, child care and excellent on campus sports facilities). More information

Further information with respect to the positions can be obtained from prof.dr. Mykola Pechenizkiy (m.pechenizkiy[at] Further information concerning employment conditions can be obtained from Mrs. Arianne Boekema, HR Advisor M&CS, (pzwin[at], +31 40 247 5812). How to apply

Please send us your application before 1 April 2019. Screening of applicants will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the positions have been filled. TU/e aims to increase diversity among its employees and encourages applications from under-represented groups; in particular, female scientists are encouraged to apply. Screening is done by a gender-balanced committee which assesses all aspects of your CV. An eassessment may be part of the selection process.


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