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Assistant Professor in Business Intelligence, Tenure Track (V39.3998)

Assistant Professor in Business Intelligence, Tenure Track

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation ciences of Eindhoven University of Technology has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor (1,0 fte) in Business Process Intelligence in the Information Systems Group.
Position
Assistant Professor
Department(s)
Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
FTE
1,0
Date off
31/08/2019
Reference number
V39.3998

Job description

The department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) engages in education and research in the area of operational business processes and transitions in societies in relation to technical changes. In the IE&IS department, scholars and students work together on critical problems at the interface of engineering, management, innovation, and human behavior. The department has two schools: The School of Industrial Engineering and the School of Innovation Sciences.
The School of Industrial Engineering is one of the leading IE schools in Europe, with a strong presence in the international research and education community. Within the School of Industrial Engineering four degree programs are taught: BSc in Industrial Engineering & Management Science, MSc in Operations Management & Logistics, MSc in Innovation Management, and PhD in Operations, Logistics and Innovation Management. The research in the School is strongly connected to the Brainport area, the high-tech industrial area around Eindhoven.

The Information Systems group performs research and teaches in business information systems, focusing on advanced support of operational business processes and business services, both within individual organizations and in the context of dynamic networks of organizations. Research aims at decision support systems, design and analysis tools, and information
system architectures, using advanced prototypes.
The research approach is model-centric and engineering-oriented, integrating basic and applied research with contemporary real-world cases. Main application domains are the services industry, health care, supply chains and logistics, and high-tech manufacturing. The research of the group is organized in an open, topic-oriented, dynamic cluster structure. There is a constructive atmosphere and an open culture. The groups philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents.

Job description
The assistant professor will initiate, perform, and supervise high-quality research in the interface area of Business Process Intelligence and Business Process Management; teach and co-develop courses in Bachelor and Master Programmes of the School of Industrial Engineering; initiate and contribute to externally funded research projects; assist in the supervision of Ph.D. students and contribute to the management of the group and the department. S/he knows how to integrate insights from theory and industrial practice, and has a strong engineering approach to problem solving. The assistant professor is a creative and pro-active team player eager to join interdisciplinairy research teams.

The assistant professor does research into techniques and software tools on the interface of data engineering and process engineering, for the analysis and (re-)engineering of operational processes. An example of a research direction is the use of (real-time) data to steer and improve decision-intensive operational business processes that have to be performed in a timely fashion in an uncertain business environment, e.g, maintenance or transportation. However, the focus can be on various aspects of the interface area of business process management and business process intelligence, including but not limited to: (the formal background of) business process modelling, quantitative analysis of business processes, novel methods for data analysis (e.g. from computational intelligence) and process mining. With an embedding of the position in the school of Industrial Engineering, special attention will be paid to applications of the techniques and tools in domains such as high-tech manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and transportation.

Job requirements

The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in a relevant field such as information systems, artificial intelligence, computer science, business engineering or industrial engineering with IS specialization;
  • Published in international journals and conference proceedings of high quality;
  • Excellent communication, organization and management skills; excellent mastering of the English language
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Experience in teaching academic courses (preferably in information systems).

Conditions of employment

  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department;
  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming associate professor. After a maximum of 4 years the tenure decision will be made. If you have a more senior profile, you will receive a tailor-made career proposal.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.637 and € 4.978, based on a full-time appointment and depending on experience and knowledge. The salary is in accordance with scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (cao NU).
  • In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes).
  • Family friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

If a female candidate is selected for this position, she will become an Irène Curie Fellow in which case the following additional conditions apply. If no suitable candidate is found before September 1st, this vacancy will be re-opened as a vacancy within the Irène Curie Fellowship.

We are also open to application by candidates with some years of experience as assistant professor.

Information and application

Information
Further information with respect to the signature of the position is available from prof.dr.ir. Uzay Kaymak (e-mail: U.Kaymak[at]tue.nl).
Further information concerning employment conditions can be obtained from Susan Opgenoorth, HR advisor IE&IS, (pz.ieis[at]tue.nl).

Application
Your application must contain the following documents (all in English):

  • A letter of interest (2 pages max.), where you motivate your interest in this vacancy and explicitly explain in which ways you represent a good match;
  • An extensive curriculum vitae including a publication list and teaching evaluations (if any);
  • A teaching statement;
  • A research statement;
  • Contact details of references;

If you are interested, we invite you to apply before 1 September 2019. You can apply by pressing the ‘apply button' for this job  at the top or the bottom of this vacancy text.