Assistant Professor in Intelligence Augmentation

Assistant Professor in Intelligence Augmentation

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3 Apr 1 Jun Eindhoven

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Are you passionate about both humans and AI? Are you fascinated by the intricate relationships between human and machine intelligence? Are you eager to contribute to transparent and responsible AI? Do you wish to contribute to research and education in these areas?

Job description

Current developments in digitization, robotization, automation, and artificial intelligence are drastically changing our society and how individuals interact with each other and with technology. The research group Human Technology Interaction (HTI) is actively involved in studying these developments by building its research on a disciplinary foundation in the social sciences (mainly cognitive and social psychology, and perception), yet explicitly strives to bridge and contribute to interdisciplinary research fields in multiple areas as varied as human-computer interaction, affective computing, decision-making and human-data interaction, and environmental psychology. HTI is responsible for the Bachelor program Psychology & Technology at TU/e, serving 300 students, and its corresponding Master program Human-Technology Interaction, serving 100 students. Both are internationally oriented programs, with a strong combination of interdisciplinary science, research methodology, and societal application.

With this position, we aim to reframe and redesign the relationships people have with intelligent technologies beyond traditional notions of technology as mere tools to be used. When incorporating collaborative machine intelligence within complex human contexts, we are essentially seeking to augment human intelligence and enhance human flourishing, in part by understanding and designing the interface between representations that are good for AI systems and those that are good for people. This requires an approach that acknowledges the complexity of analyzing and designing multi-agent systems as responsible, aware and robust elements of even more complex systems, such as healthcare, mobility, the economy, and our ecology.

You initiate, perform, and supervise high-quality research in Human Technology Interaction; teach and co-develop inspiring and high-quality courses in Bachelor and Master Programs of the school of Innovation Sciences; initiate and contribute to externally funded research projects; assist in the supervision of Ph.D. students, and contribute to the management of the group and the department.

Science is not an individual endeavor at HTI. As Assistant Professor in Intelligence Augmentation, you will be part of a larger team of scientists working towards understanding and designing human-centered technological innovations. We highly value collegiality, collaboration, and team science and look forward to welcoming you in our midst. Preferably, we would want you to join us no later than.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Technology Interaction, Human-Centred AI, Applied Psychology, or a comparable domain.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs, such as journal papers and conference contributions.
  • Motivated to teach, contribute to teaching processes, and to develop excellent teaching skills. Teaching at both BSc and MSc level (formally, up to 50% of employment time). Willingness and ability to coordinate one or more courses.
  • Informed vision on teaching and learning within your own discipline. In possession of University Teaching Qualification (UTQ or in Dutch, BKO), or willingness to obtain this within a few years.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication, organization, and leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring of students and staff.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English. 

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • A Tenure Track with the prospect of becoming an Associate Professor. The initial contract is at least five years (in the near future the intention is to change this into 18 months). If you have a more senior profile, a tailor-made career proposal will be considered.
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 11 (min. €3.974 max. €5.439).
  • An attractive starting package.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V39.6531


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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