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Assistant/Associate Professor Artificial Intelligence (Tenure Track) 1.0 FTE

The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) at Tilburg University (TiU) is looking for several enthusiastic new colleagues, whose scientific focus is in line with one or more of the main topics of research at the department. Due to increased student numbers and research opportunities we aim to recruit several outstanding researchers in the field of cognitive science and artificial intelligence. The candidates are expected to contribute to the teaching in the bachelor/master program ‘Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence’ and/or the master program ‘Data Science and Society.’

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Warandelaan, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
€ 3637 - € 6133 per maand


The department’s research is directed at three main areas:

  • AI-driven modeling and decision making: The study of a wide array of AI techniques to make models of real-world phenomena in fields such as health, medicine, robotics, games, and societal well-being.
  • Hybrid Intelligence: The study of human and artificial minds and their interaction, applied to such fields as virtual/mixed/augmented reality, robots and avatars, cognitive neuroscience, computational linguistics, and knowledge representations.
  • Machine learning and deep learning: The study of automatic-learning algorithms that underlie current AI systems, applied to such fields as classification of signals and images, data generation, and knowledge visualization and understanding.

Besides excellent terms of employment, the department offers its members access to modern research facilities, such as a computer cluster with GPU computing capability, experimental labs, as well as robots, virtual reality facilities, and sensing technologies. The department is highly involved in activities of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in Den Bosch and MindLabs in the center of Tilburg.



The position calls for ambitious scientists with experience in both teaching and research. A successful candidate

  • has a PhD and a strong publication record in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, or another relevant discipline;
  • has a record in developing and teaching bachelor and master courses, and experience with supervising master theses;
  • has the ability to acquire external funding for research;
  • has the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team;
  • has the ability to communicate in English fluently;  
  • has acquired or is willing to acquire the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).

Candidates for both Assistant and Associate Professor positions can apply. Positions will be filled according to background and experience of the candidate.


The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as assistant professor (“universitair docent”) or associate professor (“universitair hoofddocent”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment for an assistant professor is (minimally) €3.637,- in scale 11 up to (maximally) € 5.656,- gross per month (max €78.935,- all-in per year). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment for an associate professor is (minimally) € 5.039,- per month in scale 13 up to (maximally) € 6.133,- gross per month (max € 85,592 all-in per year).
The positions are full time, but part-time positions of 80% are negotiable. 
The start date of the employment is negotiable, but preferably as soon as possible. If your desired start date is still subject to the corona measures, it is possible to start working remotely. 
Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The university offers very good fringe benefits (it is one of the best non-profit employers in the Netherlands), such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), an options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of moving expenses. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Additional information

For more information on this position, please contact the Head of the Department, prof. Pieter Spronck (P.Spronck@tilburguniversity.edu) or the director of education, Dr. Marie Postma (Marie.Postma@tilburguniversity.edu)


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