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Assistant Professor of Data-Intensive Systems

Challenge: The increase in data sizes and decrease in data quality require novel methods and systems to cope with data management.
Change: Invent and employ novel data management techniques with and for machine learning, possibly involving humans in the loop.
Impact: Improved data quality, as well as accurate and scalable data analysis.

2 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 3807 - € 5211 per maand


Today, data lies at the heart of virtually every commercial and scientific innovation. We are witnessing a tremendous increase in the volume of data across all fields, from life sciences (medicine, biology, smart cities for urban planning and transport) to financial services (banking, stock trading, insurance). As data size increases and data quality decreases, there is an unprecedented need for knowledge engineering, data integration and web-scale data management systems and methods. Novel approaches are therefore required to cope with the scale and complexity of data and analysis tasks such as volume, dimensionality, heterogeneity, noise and patterns. To address these challenges, we need to employ new classes of scalable data analytics techniques, including machine learning, and involve humans in the loop.

Integral to computer science activities at TU Delft, the Web Information Systems Group performs research in data management, crowd computing and human-centred AI. As a member of this group, you are likely to be at the start of your academic career and motivated to make an impact through research and teaching. You will be part of a highly energetic data management team of researchers as Assistant Professor of Data-Intensive Systems.

You are a strong researcher in a field related to one or more of the following:

  • Data integration and knowledge management
  • Scalable data processing
  • Database systems

In addition, you have a passion for teaching and will contribute to education related to data-intensive systems for our BSc and MSc programmes.

You will receive a competitive starter package to bootstrap your own research agenda and plenty of support to develop your career. This role will be part of the data-intensive systems team in the Web Information Systems Group. Our team regularly presents its research at top data management venues, with a focus on quality and real-world impact.


  • A PhD degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience as a postdoctoral researcher.
  • A portfolio of publications and/or presentations at top data management venues such as SIGMOD, VLDB, WWW, ICDE and EDBT.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and willing to learn Dutch.
  • A passion for teaching, some experience preferred.
  • Culturally inclusive with a collaborative attitude.


A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Additional information

Would you like to assess your suitability for this role or do you need more information? Feel free to contact Assistant Professor Dr Asterios Katsifodimos at a.katsifodimos@tudelft.nl or Professor Geert-Jan Houben, head of the Web Information Systems Group at g.j.p.m.houben@tudelft.nl.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.