Program coordinator / postdoctoral fellow Virtual Reality and Education 1,0 fte

The successful candidate will have a PhD in areas such as cognitive sciences, artificial intelligence, computer science, or cognitive psychology, and a strong …

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


The successful candidate will have a PhD in areas such as cognitive sciences, artificial intelligence, computer science, or cognitive psychology, and a strong affinity with learning and education, immersive education, and/or virtual, mixed and/or augmented reality. The candidate should have strong social skills, be a motivator, organizer and team player. He or she has very strong project management skills and experience in research projects, and is able to function on an executive, tactical and strategic level. The candidate should be decisive and result-oriented.


  1. Helping to organize the Learning & Education program between departments, schools and institutes within Tilburg University, and between Tilburg University and other universities;
  2. Being a central go-to person within the Learning & Education program and knowledgeable about developments in research programs and initiatives;
  3. Coordinating incoming and outgoing information, including progress reports;
  4. Coordinating events related to the program, including colloquia, invited speakers, etc.
  5. Conducting, directing, and facilitating research in virtual and mixed reality, intelligent tutoring systems, and gamification.


Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. The collective labor agreement of Tilburg University applies. The candidate receives a contract for 1 year which, after a positive evaluation, will be continued for 2 years. The postdoctoral candidate will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as researcher (3) with a starting salary in scale 11 of € 3.475,- gross per month minimally and up to € 4.757,- maximally (amounts fulltime). 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 university offers very good fringe benefits, such as a holiday allowance, an options model for terms and conditions of employment and excellent reimbursement of moving expenses.

Additional information

The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence department at Tilburg University is looking for a postdoctoral fellow in learning, education, virtual reality, intelligent tutoring systems, and gamification. The candidate will be employed as a postdoctoral fellow in the three-year research program Learning & Education within the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) program Digital Society (

The position is in the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence department at Tilburg University, which is part of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. The department emphasizes innovative cutting-edge research in those areas of cognitive science that bring together psychological and computational theories and methodologies. The group is responsible for the Bachelor and the Master’s specialization Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence, is co-responsible for the university-wide data science Master’s program Data Science: Business & Governance, and is affiliated with the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science ( Researchers in the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence track have access to computer clusters, experimental lab facilities, and the virtual and mixed reality DAF Technology Lab and its sensing technologies ( Moreover, researchers play an important role in Mind Labs (, an initiative that fosters collaborations between knowledge institutions and corporations in the field of interactive technologies and behavior.

For more information on this position, please contact dr. Marie Postma, Director of Education (, or prof. dr. Max M. Louwerse, Professor of Cognitive Psychology & Artificial Intelligence (


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