Assistant professor in responsible artificial intelligence in mental health care
The section has a focus on the development and evaluation of engaging personalized and adaptive interventions in (mental) health care to promote health and well-being in our digital society. We offer an exciting position in a stimulating, international environment.
The section Psychology, Health, and Technology in the Technology, Human and Institutional Behaviour (HIB)-department is currently seeking an assistant professor in the area of responsible AI in mental health care. The section has a focus on the development and evaluation of engaging personalized and adaptive interventions in (mental) health care to promote health and well-being in our digital society. We offer an exciting position in a stimulating, international environment. We have a strong culture of interdisciplinary research within the Human and Institutional Behaviour department. There is an opportunity to contribute to BMS Faculty themes like health, resilience, and learning but also to engage in university-wide networks such as the TechMed Centre and the Digital Society Institute at the University of Twente. Furthermore, we have longstanding collaboration with mental healthcare institutes and other healthcare organizations.
You will develop and contribute to interdisciplinary research on the role of responsible artificial intelligence (AI) in mental healthcare. One of the most intriguing questions for both theory and practice in mental health care is “what works when for whom?” AI holds a great promise in answering this question as complex, naturalistic data become more available, like electronic patient files, routine outcome measures, logdata of health technologies, and digital conversations between professionals and clients. It can thereby contribute to everyday clinical practice that aims for datadriven individualized treatments. This asks for a responsible use of AI in the management and analysis of data, the transparency and explainability of the findings and the use of the results and algorithms. It also asks for close collaboration with mental health professionals and clients to achieve meaningful interpretations that can be used in everyday practice. Such responsible AI includes values like privacy, autonomy & safety. You will contribute to our interdisciplinary research domains of resilience, emerging technologies and societal transformations, or health in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS).
In addition to research, you will contribute to the education of our students, by coordinating, developing and teaching courses in the Bachelor and Master Programme of Psychology. You will engage in supervision of Bachelor and Master-theses in the Psychology programmes and will supervise PhD-students.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application until August 31th, 2022, by using the ‘Apply now' button and include your full cv, along with the names of two references.
For more information, please contact prof. dr. G.J. (Gerben Westerhof (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the selection procedure, please contact Karen Geerdink, HR advisor, email: email@example.com.
About the department
Many of the major societal challenges of our current and future world - such as transitions in health care, building capacity for resilience and risk-management, creating inclusive and sustainable, safe communities—warrant a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to technological innovations. The department Technology, Human and Institutional Behaviour (HIB) at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) comprises expertise in psychology, communication science and public administration and aims to integrate individual, (inter)organizational, institutional, and societal perspectives on technologies of behaviour change. In addition, innovative technologies are increasingly used to understand human behaviour in our rapidly digitalizing world. The HIB-department is committed to designing, evaluating, implementing and teaching about comprehensive technology-based solutions supporting people in behaviour that promotes their health, safety, resilience, connectedness and joy.
More information about the department HIB can be found on the following website:
The section of Psychology, Health & Technology
More information about the departmental section Psychology, Health & Technology can be found on the following website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/pht/
About the organization
The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.
As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. We equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for our society. With us, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through our flexible, adaptable benefits.