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Assistant Professor in AI for decision-making

Assistant Professor in AI for decision-making

Are you our next Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence for decision-making in the Information Systems Group?
Universitaire docent
Faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences


You will focus on research in the interface between Artificial Intelligence and decision-making methods. Examples of research directions include but are not limited to: using machine learning (such as predictive modelling and reinforcement learning) to find better solutions to optimization problems, developing decision support tools that combine data-driven models with knowledge-based models. With an embedding of the position in the school of Industrial Engineering, special attention will be paid to applications of the methods and tools in domains such as logistics, transportation, service industries, high-tech manufacturing, and healthcare.

You will initiate, perform, and supervise high-quality research in the area of Artificial Intelligence for decision-making; 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.

The Information Systems group studies how to effectively use information to design, innovate, and support operational processes within and between organizations. Research aims at business intelligence, business process intelligence, business process engineering, or business model and service systems engineering for digital services. The research approach is model-centric and engineering-oriented, integrating basic and applied research with modern real-world cases. Main application domains are the services industry, health care, supply chains and logistics, and high-tech manufacturing. Our research is organized in an open, topic-oriented, dynamic cluster structure. We operate in both a strong international research network and an extensive international industry network.

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 candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in a relevant field such as computer science, artificial intelligence, or information systems;
  • Published in international journals and conference proceedings of high quality;
  • Ability to teach, shown for instance by experience or assistance in teaching and positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.
  • Excellent communication, organization and management skills; excellent mastering of the English language;
  • Creative and dedicated to (multidisciplinary) collaboration.


  • A meaningful 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.
  • We provide support such as training programs for academic leadership, 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 Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the annual 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.

We are also open to application by candidates with some years of experience as Assistant Professor.

Informatie en sollicitatie


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Yingqian Zhang, Associate Professor Information Systems Group, (

Further information concerning employment conditions can be obtained from Susan Opgenoorth, HR advisor IE&IS, (


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. This position will be open until filled. Interviews will be arranged with suitable candidates as applications are received. You can apply by pressing the button ‘apply for this job’ or apply here.