Assistant Professor Big data and Data Science in Creative Technology

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.

The challenge

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).

Your profile

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

Our  offer

We offer you a temporary position of assistant professor for three years.

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 € 3,400 to €5,288 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.

Information and applications

Applications (including CV, list of publications, research statement and tree names of potential references) can be submitted online before 1st of May 2017.

For more information please contact M. van Keulen (phone +31534893688, email ).

Assistant Professor       
Big data and Data Science in Creative Technology