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Assistant Professor / Tenure Track Position Designing and Evaluating Preventive Healthcare Interventions

Within the Healthcare research theme, we use design interventions to understand, address and solve problems for patients, healthcare professionals and …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 3475 - € 5405 per maand


Within the Healthcare research theme, we use design interventions to understand, address and solve problems for patients, healthcare professionals and informal caregivers. The tenure tracker needs to develop understanding of how design can fulfill individual needs and improve long-term personal well-being, while also contributing to a healthy and sustainable society, by impacting people’s behavior, experience, and standards in the healthcare context. This tenure track position has a strong focus on prevention and thereby connects the clinical setting with the private home setting. 

The applicant is invited to submit a vision for behavior change in relation to prevention. We expect that during the tenure track period the candidate will develop her/his research lines, acquiring new scientific knowledge and theories in the field of behavior and prevention and making use of innovative technology in order to develop interventions that persuade people to make healthy choices about, for example, their diet and to what extent they are physically active, leading to a healthier lifestyle. The vision may include new frameworks for behavior change, systems to remotely monitor health parameters and behavior, and/or design approaches for developing interventions.


Candidates should have a PhD-degree in design, preventive medicine, the social sciences or other related fields. Candidates should preferably also have a Post Doc or the equivalent of at least two years of post-PhD experience.

We are looking for colleagues who can excel in an interdisciplinary environment, where designers and researchers work independently across research groups, and together contribute to the larger research agenda of the department. Candidates should be at ease in conducting interdisciplinary work at the intersection between practice, research, and education. Through research and teaching, candidates should be able to inspire colleagues and students. Candidates are invited to apply for the position by explaining in an original research statement their view on the above mentioned challenges.  


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

Candidates are expected to submit a detailed CV, a motivational letter, and an original research statement (max. 2 pages A4) by 19 September 2018 to afdelingID-personeelszaken-IO@tudelft.nl .

For more information and questions, please contact prof.dr. Richard Goossens (r.h.m.goossens@tudelft.nl) or dr. Rick Schifferstein (h.n.j.schifferstein@tudelft.nl ). When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number ATIO 0762.      

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Amanda Klumpers-Nieuwpoort, HR Secretary, email: afdelingID-personeelszaken-IO@tudelft.nl