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Assistant Professor in Consumer Behavior/Marketing of Health Innovations

The Assistant Professor of Consumer Behavior/Marketing of Health Innovations will conduct research and publish on the interfaces between consumer …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3475 - € 5405 per maand


The Assistant Professor of Consumer Behavior/Marketing of Health Innovations will conduct research and publish on the interfaces between consumer behavior/marketing, technological innovation, design, and health. He or she will be part of the research project Pride and Prejudice, which is carried out by a consortium of the Dutch universities of technical science. This program aims to generate new scientific knowledge and innovative technology, including new frameworks for behaviour change, systems to remotely monitor health parameters and behaviour, and design approaches to develop interventions that persuade people to make healthy choices about what they eat and to what extent they are physically active, in order to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The research in this specific tenure track position focuses on how to create acceptance among a large market segment for products and services that enhance a healthy lifestyle.

Furthermore, the Assistant Professor will lecture in our three-year bachelor program and in our two-year Master program in Strategic Product Design (SPD), which has been selected repeatedly by Business Week as one of the most innovative design programs in the world.


You have a PhD and some teaching experience in consumer behavior/marketing, industrial design or psychology. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in areas such as innovation/technology acceptance, health interventions, and (design for) behavior change.


At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leaders and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

Additional information

For information and questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Jan Schoormans (j.p.l.schoormans@tudelft.nl) or Prof. Dr. Erik Jan Hultink (h.j.hultink@tudelft.nl).

To apply, please e-mail a motivation letter, a detailed CV and a research statement (max. 1 A4) by 4 July 2018 to Secretariaat-PIM@TUDelft.nl.