The Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) has several BSc and MSc programs in two separate schools. The School of Innovation Sciences focuses on the development and use of new technologies in a broad societal context. Research is multi-disciplinary, based on fundamental scientific insights and methods. Main areas of interest are economics and sociology of technological developments, sustainable innovation policy, human-technology interaction, and the history and philosophy of technology.
The Human-Technology Interaction Group
The Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) group of the School of Innovation Sciences concentrates expertise in both social sciences and engineering, studying technology and its relations to humans and human well-being, within the broader context of a socially and ecologically sustainable society. The HTI group has a strong track record in education at the TU/e, running the BSc program Psychology and Technology and an (international) Master program in Human-Technology Interaction. Current research topics at the Human-Technology Interaction group include affective computing, persuasive technology, artificial intelligence, data science, virtual environments, digital gaming, recommender systems, online behavior, natural and artificial light, robotics, and embodied interfaces.
The position: Assistant professor in AI/HCI
For the HTI group, artificial intelligence is a strong growth area. We explore and wish to improve the user experience of AI, including the ability to provide fair and sensible explanations for decisions made by learning algorithms, and continuous adaptive personalization based on user data. We are looking for a candidate who will be able to connect cognitive (neuro)psychology to artificial intelligence. The Assistant Professor in AI/HCI will have expertise at the intersection of AI, HCI and psychology, with a strong human-centered focus, as demonstrated by a relevant PhD, as well as publications in relevant journals and conferences. Additional specific interest and expertise in human factors engineering and cognitive neuroscience will be appreciated.
The candidate should be open and interested to work in a multidisciplinary environment, with an international outlook, and with a strong focus on teaching excellence, scientific methodology and empirical research.
The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:
More detailed information can be obtained from Prof. dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn (w.a.ijsselsteijn[at]tue.nl) and Prof.dr. Chris Snijders (C.C.P.Snijders[at]tue.nl) chair of the HTI group.
Further information about employment conditions can be obtained from: Kim van Puijenbroek, HR Advisor IE&IS, (pz.ieis[at]tue.nl).
Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups. If no female candidate is found in the first six months of recruitment, this vacancy will be re-opened as a generic vacancy.
Your application must contain the following documents (all in English):
If you are interested, we invite you to apply as soon as possible. Selection will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
Please note that a maximum of 5 documents of 2 MB each can be uploaded. If you have more than 5 documents you will have to combine them.