Five Assistant Professorships in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Five Assistant Professorships in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

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15 Jul 1 Sep Maastricht

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The Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University (NL) invites applications for five full-time assistant professor positions in the following fields:

• Cybersecurity
• Deep Learning
• Advanced Statistics
• Data Visualization
• Image Processing
We seek for young scientists with profound knowledge and expertise in any of these fields. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and to teaching (in English) in a highly stimulating academic environment.

Job description

 The main responsibilities of successful applicants will be:

  • Conducting leading basic and/or applied research in their fields

  • Research funding acquisition at the national and European scale

  • Offering courses at the bachelor and master level in English

  • Supervision of students at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD)



Maastricht University (UM)


Applicants should fulfill the following main requirements:

 Ph.D. degree in data science, artificial Intelligence , computer science, mathematics, , or a related field

  • A proven postdoc track record in state-of-the-art research and teaching
  • Experience in the acquisition of research funding
  • A personality characterized by team spirit, ambition, and vision

We particularly welcome applicants whose research has led to, or has the obvious potential to lead to real-world applications and collaborations with companies and industry.

Maastricht University requires teaching staff to have the “Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs” (BKO, Basic teaching qualification).  Successful applicants who do not yet possess the BKO are expected to obtain this qualification preferably within the first year. Maastricht University and our department support its staff in obtaining the BKO.  


Conditions of employment

The positions are offered as tenure-track positions for five years, with an evaluation and decision on tenure (guaranteed transition to permanent based on positive evaluation) during this period. Intended start date is as soon as possible.

Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and work experience. The salary will be set in salary scale 11 of the collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities, ranging from €3457 to €4757 for a full-time job. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance. Non-Dutch applicants may be eligible for a favorable tax treatment (30% rule).

We offer a very stimulating scientific environment with excellent facilities for professional and personal development.


UM ( is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach.

UM is currently ranked 4th in the Times Higher Education (THE) “World's Best Universities Under 50 Years Old”. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,500 students, 4,000 employees and 55,000 alumni. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. For further information please see

Maastricht is conveniently located in the heart of Europe,  very close to Belgium and Germany and with easy access to major European cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg and Düsseldorf. Over the past decades, Maastricht has developed into a beautiful, vibrant, international city. Today almost 20 percent of the Maastricht population (more than 122,000 inhabitants) are involved with higher education in the city as students or employees. For more information about Maastricht and what it means to live and work in Maastricht, please visit 




Founded in 1992 as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, today DKE broadly covers Knowledge Engineering in research and teaching. DKE comprises three internationally respected research groups, having their focus on “Robotics, Agents and Interaction”, “Networks and Strategic Optimization”, and “Biomathematics and Bioinformatics”. Education programs currently offered by DKE are Data Science & Knowledge Engineering (bachelor), Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Decision Making (both master programmes). DKE's Bachelor programme Data Science & Knowledge Engineering is ranked #1 in the Netherlands, and has received national recognition as `Top Programme' since 2014. For further information, see


DKE cooperates closely on data-science related topics with the Institute for Data Science (IDS,, the Maastricht Center for Systems Biology (MaCSBio,  and the Business Intelligence & Smart Services Institute (BISS, This cooperation opens additional attractive research opportunities for the announced positions.



  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3475—€4757 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2017.209


Maastricht University (UM)

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