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Assistant Professor Next Generation Digital Platforms

Assistant Professor Next Generation Digital Platforms

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  • Hours 38 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 3,974 - € 6,181
  • Deadline 1 Sep 2022

Can you imagine a future with autonomous crop production systems that provide nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables locally and on-demand? Are you enthusiastic about using Customer Behaviour Data, Consumer Health Data and apply Data Science methods to realize a Next Generation Food Ecosystem? Then this is the opportunity you are looking for!

Your work will focus on design of a Data Platform that is the center of a food ecosystem containing local Greenhouses and Vertical Farms. Your work will focus on controlled environment agriculture (greenhouses and vertical farms), where you will develop novel methodologies to predict fruit and vegetable quality based on their growth conditions.

Your starting package includes a PhD position, who will work on this topic under your supervision.

The position is part of a multi-disciplinary programme entitled ‘High-tech & data-driven agri-food system of the future’. Together with four other tenure trackers of the four Dutch technology universities (4TU), industry partners and government stakeholders you will contribute to novel high-tech local food systems which can be scaled to many urban environments in the world.

You contribute to research, teaching, and knowledge valorization. You will:

Your profile

  • show vision and ambitious drive (seeing opportunities and possibilities, showing ambition);
  • have knowledge of and experience in digital systems for healthcare (e.g. data infrastructures, service platforms, analytics) with application to business domains such as socio-technical research, addressing issues of governance (e.g. access and decision rights) and/or technology (e.g. machine learning, privacy-preserving technologies, blockchain);
  • hold a PhD degree in computer science, information systems, AI, information sciences, medical informatics, systems engineering or a related field and have experience in research, which is apparent from publications in reputable academic journals, presentations in international scientific conferences, and other academic activities;
  • conduct (fundamental and applied) research within a multidisciplinary environment;
  • are active in networks for acquiring research funding, and have ambition and experience in working closely with companies and government agencies;
  • have teaching experience (both lecturing and tutoring) at an internationally accredited university;
  • possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English;
  • possess a (equivalent of) University Teaching Qualification certificate, or be willing to obtain this, and have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and effective teacher.

Our offer

We offer a permanent position (1.0 FTE) after a positive evaluation after 1 year. The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.974 to € 6.181 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile Assistant Professor. In addition, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions (8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus, solid pension scheme, sabbatical leave, professional and personal development programs, etc.).

Information and application

For more information on this position you can contact prof. dr. J. van Hillegersberg, email: j.vanhillegersberg@utwente.nl. Please include a full resume  with references, before  1st of September 2022. Interviews will be held on the 9th of September.

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About the department

We are looking for an excellent enthusiastic scholar to join the High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE) department at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences. HBE holds a leading position at the interfaces of business, technology and the social sciences. In our ground-breaking research and novel education programmes, we strive for making an impact in business and healthcare by conducting cross-disciplinary research. We combine various themes such as smart-industry, supply chain management, transportation and logistics management, innovation management, healthcare operations, technology-based entrepreneurship, purchasing and supply management, cyber security, financial engineering, HRM, change management, and leadership.

This position will be part of the Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS) section within the High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE). The mission of IEBIS is to conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems. We focus on projects within the logistics, healthcare and services sectors that have substantial impact on innovating practice while significantly contributing to the international scientific knowledge base.

We challenge conventional scholarly wisdom! Are you looking for a forward-thinking team-based environment to expand the borders of your home subject area and develop cross-disciplinary expertise? Join our team and strive to make a significant impact on science and society.

Please have a look at our video to learn more about our department

The High Business Entrepreneurship corporate video can be watched at.

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.

About the BMS faculty

Curious about what The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) stands for? Check out the BMS website for more information.

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Create new opportunities for yourself, your colleagues and our society. Scientist or teacher, administrator or facilitator, thinker or doer, energetic leader or silent support – your work at the University of Twente matters. And you too!

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Selection.
The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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Hillegersberg, J. van (Jos)

Hillegersberg, J. van (Jos)
Full Professor

Hillegersberg, J. van (Jos)
Full Professor

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