Assistant Professor Human Factors/Cognitive Ergonomics

Assistant Professor Human Factors/Cognitive Ergonomics

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20 Jul 15 Sep Enschede

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Job description

You will work independently, cooperate with cognitive psychologists and human factors experts within the department of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics (CPE), and with technical and biomedical researchers at the University of Twente. Topics of research include human-machine interaction, and human performance. You will coordinate a bachelor course in Psychology, as well as develop and give a master course in a topic related to Human Factors. You will further supervise Bsc and/or MSc students on topics related to your research and beyond.


University of Twente (UT)


You hold a Ph.D. in human factors-cognitive ergonomics, or in cognitive psychology/cognitive (neuro)science with a serious interest in human factors research. Optimally, you bring a developed theme or application domain within Human Factors (like VR/AR or ambient intelligence). You have a track record with international peer-reviewed publications, and preferably industrial contacts. You have demonstrable statistical and methodological skills and advanced programming expertise (e.g., Python, R, and C++). You may also be familiar with eye movement tracking and physiological measures of behavior. You have experience in teaching at the university level and hold, or are interested in acquiring, the UTQ (BKO) teaching qualification. Knowledge of Dutch is not required, but you are fluent in English. Preferably, you have experience in acquiring and doing research in international collaborations.

Information and application
For more information, contact prof. dr. W.B. Verwey (e-mail:, tel.: 053-4894764). Your application should include a CV, a letter of application with a research statement indicating you background and interest, a summary and table of contents of your dissertation, a list of publications, and contact information for at least three references and should be sent before September 15th, 2017. Applications should be uploaded via

Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

More information about the department of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics (CPE) is available from the website:

Conditions of employment

You are appointed full-time (38 hours a week) as an Assistant Professor. Initially, your appointment is for 2 years. Depending on an evaluation after 24 months, the appointment can be extended. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3.475,- to € 4.757,- per month. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The starting date will be November 1st, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.


The University of Twente. We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Health; Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3475—€4757 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 921508


University of Twente (UT)

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