Assistant Professor Human Media Interaction - CreaTe

Assistant Professor Human Media Interaction - CreaTe

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The Interaction Technology programme, teaches smart technology and new media to create impact through design focusing on the analysis, design and evaluation of new generations of intelligent interactive systems that have social awareness and are designed to meet user needs. Subjects include spoken dialogue systems, social signal processing, virtual and augmented reality, wearable interfaces, ambient entertainment, virtual agents and social robotics. We are looking for ambitious, highly qualified academics who can combine innovative teaching and cutting edge research in the rapidly evolving area of interaction Technology. Is that you?

Teaching: You will be involved in the interdisciplinary BSc programme Creative Technology and the MSc Interaction Technology (currently named Human Media Interaction). These programmes focus on the design of innovative applications using a profound knowledge of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Smart technology, new media, and creating impact through design are keywords in this program. Students learn how to use cutting-edge technology or new media to create interactive applications that will contribute to users’ health, convenience and enjoyment. Throughout these English-taught programmes students will learn to creatively combine different technologies in order to create new solutions with real impact on people. The programmes aim to educate researchers, designers and entrepreneurs.

Research: Interaction Technology looks into the interfaces between humans and (digital) technology. It studies how humans and technology mutually affect each other. Technology that can sense and interpret human behavior is one of the corner stones of the programme: from speech recognition to wearables. Interaction takes many forms, ranging from interaction with virtual agents in augmented and virtual reality to interaction with robots and smart objects in ambient environments. We study interaction both from b a technological and human-centered perspective; from developing systems to studying the user's needs and evaluating the user experience.

Are you up for the challenge to teach on state of the art technology and to create high impact with your research?


Universiteit Twente (UT)


  • You hold a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence or a related discipline;
  • You have knowledge of and experience in human-centered research;
  • You have a strong interest in operating at crossroads of different disciplines and you thrive when working in a multi-disciplinary context;
  • You have a passion for teaching and the ambition to become a creative teacher;
  • You are capable of high-quality research;
  • You have the motivation and ability to raise external research funding;
  • You have excellent communication skills.

Applications (including CV, list of publications, research statement and tree names of potential references) can be submitted online before the 1st of October 2017.

For more information please contact Prof. dr. D.K.J. Heylen (phone +31534893745, email


You will be appointed for three years with the possible prospect of a permanent position. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.
  • Starting salary between € 3.475 to € 5.405 gross per month based on your experience;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is highly appreciated.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.


  • Hoogleraren, UHD’s, UD’s & lectoren
  • Techniek
  • max. 38 uur per week, vast
  • €3475—€5405 per maand
  • Gepromoveerd
  • 930181


Universiteit Twente (UT)

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