Assistant Professor in Business Process Management & Analytics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor in Business Process Management & Analytics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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22 Mar 12 Apr Utrecht

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Job description

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences (ICS) is nationally and internationally renowned for its fundamental and applied research in computer science and information science. In our constantly changing (digital) society, we are continually looking for new, realistic ways to push the boundaries of both science and societal applications. We contribute to innovative information technologies through the development and application of new concepts, theories, algorithms, and software methods. With our expertise, we nourish a wide range of interdisciplinary and societal collaboration initiatives. Due to our successful educational programmes and our ambitions in research, we are searching for an Assistant Professor in Business Process Management & Analytics.

As an assistant professor, you will actively engage in research, teaching and supervision in the field of Information and Computing Sciences. In this position you will join the Business Process Management & Analytics (BPMA) group. The members of our group are working at the intersection of Computer Science, Information Sciences, and Data Science. We share a passion as to the analysis and design of IT-enabled work processes. Our goal is to develop methods, techniques, and tools that have an impact on the real world. We are a friendly community consisting of people with different backgounds. If you are excited to collaborate with us, we invite you to apply.

As an assistant professor in our group, you will participate in existing research collaborations. You are also expected to acquire funding for the development of new research lines. Considering the active involvement of the BPMA group in interdisciplinary programs, such as the Future Of Work hub, and initiatives to collaborate with societal partners, such as the AI Labs of the university, it is important that you can make a substantial contribution to the success to these initiatives. We expect you to present your work at relevant international conferences and publish in renowned scientific journals. You will also teach courses in our BSc and MSc programmes, as well as supervise students and PhD candidates. It is highly appreciated if you are interested in connecting with society at large by outreach activities.


Utrecht University


We are looking for a new colleague to complement our team at an academic level as well as at a personal level. You are a team player with a proven commitment and talent for research. You fit well with the position’s profile as described above and meet the following qualifications.

  • a PhD degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Informatics, or a related field;
  • demonstrable expertise in the field of Business Process Management;
  • track record on theoretically inspired, empirically validated research with a solid methodological foundation, leading to the development of artifacts;
  • wide experience with interdisciplinary research and, preferably, with the coordination of interdisciplinary research;
  • track record on active research collaboration with societal partners;
  • experience with, or readiness to, supervise PhD projects;
  • experience with and enthusiasm for teaching, innovative teaching methods and student supervision (BSc and MSc level);
  • affinity for outreach activities;
  • proficient in English, both written and spoken;
In addition, we would like you to have a proficiency in the Dutch language or that you are willing to learn the language in the next 2 years. As a university, we will support you in this and offer you the opportunity to master the language.

Conditions of employment

  • an appointment as Assistant Professor, starting with a fixed-term contract. Following a positive evaluation after 18 months, this will be converted into a permanent contract; 
  • a gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranging between €3,974 and €6,181 per month for full-time employment (scales 11-12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities );
  • 8% holiday bonus and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch University;
  • special perks including a PhD candidate position funded by the Department in order to further build up your research, support for traveling to conferences, and various educational and development programmes offered by our University.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

Utrecht is an attractive city located in the Netherlands, one of the world’s most open and connected countries. Utrecht University reflects this philosophy by offering a flexible work/life balance that prioritizes your well-being within an understanding, supportive, and family friendly environment. 


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

At the Faculty of Science, there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes that work together to focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing challanges. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects. Find more about us at Working at the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University.

The Department of Information and Computing Sciences is nationally and internationally known for its research in computer science and information science. The Department provides and contributes to the undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Information Science, and Artificial Intelligence and a number of research master's programs in these fields. It employs over 200 people, working in four divisions: Interaction, Algorithms, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence and Software. The atmosphere is collegial and informal. Our BPMA group is part of the Software division.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • 30—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1207500



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