Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Vision

Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Vision

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15 Mar 31 Mar Tilburg

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Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking to hire an Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Vision in the department of Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence (DCA). DCA is a large, diverse and interdisciplinary department, home to nearly 90 academic staff and a range of technical and social science disciplines.

Job description

Based within Department of Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence, within the research unit Deep Learning for Perception, the associate professor independently carries out research in artificial intelligence focused on modelling of human vision with statistical and machine learning methods with applications in health and computer vision and acquires research funding in this domain. The associate professor is assigned general administrative responsibilities and can expect to be coaching and supervising junior research staff. DCA carries responsibility for the BSc and MSc in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence and the interfacultary MSc in Data Science & Society. The associate professor will be teaching courses in these programs. DCA is a vibrant and growing department and the successful candidate will actively participate in and contribute to the further development of this research community. The intended ratio between teaching and research is roughly 50%-45%, with the remaining 5% for administrative duties.


Tilburg University


Tilburg University is curious about how you can contribute to our research, education, impact, and to the team you will be part of. Therefore, we would like to get the best possible picture of your knowledge, insight, skills, and personality.  
Below you can find the qualifications we consider important for the position.

  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence or related discipline.
  • A solid experience and expertise on computational methods relevant for the modelling of human cognitive processes.
  • A good track record both in teaching and research.
  • Demonstrated record of successful external funding acquisition and willingness to apply for external research funding.
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • Being a team player with good communication skills and having some experience with leading a team of academics.
  • Having obtained or willingness to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ; in Dutch: BKO) or equivalent proof of didactical competence in academic education. 
  • Commitment to be an active member of the department and to integrate in the environment provided by the department and the school.

To maintain a vibrant and active university community, it is important that we meet each other regularly and that the connection between us remains good. Therefore, the premise is that all staff members carry out their work in the Netherlands, attend meetings in person as much as possible and that lecturing is done physically.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months with a prospect of indefinite term.

Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment with attention to flexibility and room for (personal) development. We recognize and reward our employees and encourage the use of talents and strengths.

Tilburg University is committed to an open and inclusive culture, embracing diversity, and encouraging the mutual integration of groups of staff and students. We create equal opportunities for all our staff and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community. 

We work in a vibrant and lively (work) environment on our beautiful campus, close to the forest and easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution to this. 

For this position, we offer:

  • A position based on 0.8-1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week);
  • It is a vacancy for a permanent position in accordance with Article 2.3 paragraph 1 CLA for Dutch universities and concerns a temporary employment contract with the prospect of permanent employment. You will initially be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 (internal candidates) or 18 months (external candidates). After this period, you can get a permanent employment contract.
  • A salary of minimum €5506 gross and maximum €6702 gross per month for full time employment, based on UFO profile Associate Professor 2 and salary scale 13 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral remuneration system for salary scaling that is based on relevant education and work experience;
  • Vacation allowance (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%);
  • Vacation days (41 days for a 40-hour work week);
  • Full reimbursement of commuting expenses for sustainable travel: walking, biking and public transportation;
  • Options Model for benefits and reimbursement of moving expenses;
  • Employees from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable wages. We will apply for this reimbursement for you;
  • Assistance in finding accommodation (for foreign employees);
  • You will be enrolled in the General Pension Fund for Public Employers (ABP) through us;
  • Various training courses, for example in leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development;
  • A wide range of amenities and facilities and various arrangements to create an optimal work-life balance.

Visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment. 


Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise. The School of Humanities and Digital Sciences consists of four departments: Communication and Cognition, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Culture Studies and Philosophy; several research institutes and a faculty office. Also the University College Tilburg is part of the School. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master Program. The School has approximately 2000 students and 250 employees.

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences


  • Associate professor
  • Language and culture; Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €5506—€6702 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 21416



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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