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Assistant Professor in User Experience Design (4 years, 1.0 fte)

The Department of Communication and Cognition in the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic new Assistant Professor in User Experience Design.

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


Job Description

The candidate will teach courses related to user experience design, rapid prototyping, human-computer interaction, participatory design, interactive information visualisation and/or human-centred design within the New Media Design track of the Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) program. Additionally, the candidate is expected to set up a new line of research related to user experience design, which will be part of the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC).

Who are we

The research of the department is part of the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC). Researchers in TiCC explore cognitive and social aspects of human communication through a multidisciplinary approach, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Core research domains include (in alphabetical order) communication and technology, cross-cultural communication, information visualisation, language production, new media design, social media research, strategic communication, and non-verbal communication.

The teaching of the department takes place in one of the leading programs in the Netherlands in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS), which consists three tracks: Business Communication and Digital Media (BDM), Communication and Cognition (CC), and New Media Design (NMD). Annually, the CIS program attracts approximately 120 new bachelor students, 150 new premaster students, and 200 new master students.


  • a PhD in human-computer interaction, communication science, psychology, computer science, industrial design, or a related field, and has published in international journals or conference proceedings.
  • strong methodological skills.
  • experience with advanced research techniques (e.g., VR, EEG), or experience with computational modelling and programming are considered advantageous.
  • acquired (or is willing to acquire) the University Teaching Qualification.
  • the ability to communicate in English fluently and is able (or willing to learn) to communicate in Dutch.


The positions will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as assistant professor (“universitair docent”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3,637 up to (maximally) € 5,656 gross per month. Positions are full time or 80%, with tasks divided between teaching (60%), management (10%) and research (30%). The start of the employment is negotiable. Successful candidates receive a contract for four years.

Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment, such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), an options model and reimbursement of moving expenses. 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 will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Additional information

For more information on this position, please contact dr. Nynke van der Laan, coordinator (L.N.vdLaan@tilburguniversity.edu; +31134664811) or prof. dr. Emiel Krahmer, Head of Department (e.j.krahmer@tilburguniversity.edu; +31134663070).

Note: The department also has job vacancies for two tenure track positions in Cognition and Communication, as well as Assistant Professors in Strategic Communication and Computational Linguistics.