Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence / Data Science

Wageningen University

Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence/Data Science (Tenure Track)

Published on
November 19, 2020

Location Wageningen

We are looking for

Are you an expert in Artificial Intelligence? Are you interested in contributing to the development of smart socio-technical systems? Are you willing to excel further in your career in a vibrant research environment which supports excellence, innovation and collaboration?

Wageningen University is a top-class university, ranking among the world's leading institutions in the food, agriculture and environmental domains. The Information Technology (INF) group at Wageningen University is doing research on the topics of smart systems development, and system-of-systems engineering, which is primarily centered in the life sciences domain. In this context, we focus on artificial intelligence, software engineering, data science, and socio-technical systems. In the last years, the group has rapidly grown and developed a solid research agenda on smart systems engineering.

To further strengthen our research and education activities, we search for an assistant professor position in area of artificial intelligence/data science.
In a challenging career trajectory, you are responsible for:

  • conducting high quality scientific research and publishing in reputed scientific journals;
  • acquiring, coordinating and implementing innovative (inter)national research projects in one or more of the above areas;
  • collaborating with colleagues and supervising PhD students, MSc and BSc theses;
  • developing and teaching courses;
  • contributing to the further development of the INF group.
Training and coaching are provided to accomplish all of these aims. Tenure Trackis a career path for hardworking scientists who pursue to excel in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development.

We ask

You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist devoted to excellence in research and education in the above-mentioned fields. Further, you have:

  • a PhD degree in computer science, artificial intelligence or a related area;
  • a solid background and experience in artificial intelligence;
  • demonstrated research and teaching potential;
  • affinity with current IT issues in the industry;
  • proof of independence and international recognition;
  • a clear vision on research and project acquisition opportunities;
  • experience and interest in working in interdisciplinary teams;
  • excellent communication skills and team spirit;
  • good didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.
For this position you will need an excellent English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page.

We offer

We initially offer a fixed-term, 7 year contract which, upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University's Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract as professor. Your salary will depend on expertise and experience, the maximum gross salary for Assistant Professors is €5.826,- based on a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 11-12).

In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural end-of year bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours that we determine together in good consultation;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes, e.g. the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra for extra leave;
  • a flexible model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace on the Wageningen Campus;
  • make use of the sports facilities on campus for a small fee.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with our internal recruitment policy. For your personal development we offer you the ‘Development program Tenure Track’. This program supports you in further development of your competences. We also offer you the possibility to gain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) which is a requirement in the Tenure Track policy. With us you get a versatile job in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere for students and staff from over 100 countries around the world.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 15th consecutive time.

Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling.

More information

For more information about this function you can contact Prof. Dr. Ir. Bedir Tekinerdogan via: bedir.tekinerdogan@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure you can contact Sandra Willemsen, Corporate recruiter or Bianca Aversteeg, Recruitment support via: recruitment.ssg@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?

This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission. Please upload your cv and letter of application describing your background and how you fit to the job description.

This vacancy is open up to and including the 7th of January 2021. We want to plan the first job interviews as soon as possible after closing date.

Equal opportunities employer

We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 6.500 employees, and 12.500 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen. We have been named Best Employer in Education category 2019-2020.

Click here for more information about working at Wageningen University & Research. More information about Wageningen Campus you can find here.

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