Assistant Professor design for behaviour change in health & wellbeing -evaluation and validation
Growing societal complexity and recent developments in technology have changed the fields of design and engineering and widened it to include design for societal transitions and systemic design. Are you passionate about contributing to future research and education in the field of Industrial Design Engineering?
Designers and engineers at the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente envision a world in which technological innovations are developed with one single purpose: to serve humanity. A world in which technology, design and engineering drive change in ways that benefit society, people and our planet. Long term effects for human wellbeing and working on societal challenges steer our work. We are looking for a versatile academic at the assistant professor level who can independently develop and advance a research line that will support the future of the field and who is an inspirational teacher in the industrial design engineering program.
In this position you will set out research lines on evaluation and validation of interventions and methods in the area of design for behaviour change for health & wellbeing. Understanding what happens over time, at different levels, as behaviour change technologies are brought to people’s hands is necessary to advance the field. Questions to work on could be (but are not limited to): How can we evaluate long term behaviour change within a community for different types of interventions? How can we improve interventions by combining different levels of influence (individual, family, environment)?
The person fulfilling this assistant professor position will have the opportunity to work with a PhD candidate on a fully funded position.
We invite inspiring, enthusiastic, innovative and entrepreneurial candidates to apply for this position. You are expected to contribute to and take responsibility for research and teaching development in the following ways:
- You work as an independent researcher who can identify academic questions related to (design of) behaviour change interventions and their validation and evaluation.
- You contribute to bridging academic research results and practice of industrial design engineering.
- You have a good track record of publishing research results in high quality international refereed journals and conferences.
- You can build relevant and necessary networks to attract external funding (national science foundation, EU, government and industry)
- You have a record in teaching and (preferably) development of new courses in the area of industrial design engineering, systemic design, social design or biomedical engineering.
Information and application
You can submit your application (including CV, list of publications, and names of potential references) before August 29. As a part of the motivation letter, the applicant should write a vision statement on excellent research and education, including the link the candidate sees with the research line to be developed and the educational programs of the Faculty. First interviews will take place on September 13 or 14 (online if necessary).
For additional information regarding this position, please contact prof. Geke Ludden (email@example.com).
Women are explicitly asked to apply for this position. This is part of the University of Twente’s strategy to increase the proportion of women among its faculty and to create a working environment that is diverse and inclusive and supportive of excellence in research and teaching.
About the organization
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.