Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Design and Evaluation of Interventions for Behaviour Change in Health

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Design and Evaluation of Interventions for Behaviour Change in Health

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25 jan 15 feb Enschede

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Are you passionate about improving people's health & vitality? The University of Twente and the Faculty of Engineering Technology focus on the grand challenges of the future. One of the key areas here is Health. We have an exciting opportunity in this area for an Assistant Professor in a Tenure Track position.

We are looking for a talented academic to develop new research and design lines and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team within the context of the programme “Pride & Prejudice - Tackling chronic disease prevention through real-life monitoring and context-aware intervention design”, which is financially supported by the 4TU federation.


Within the UT, this project has a close collaboration with the department of Biomechanical Engineering and with the research program Personalised eHealth Technology that is part of the Technical Medical Centre of the University. In the tenure track position the applicant will have the opportunity to develop her/his research and design lines in new frameworks for behaviour change and in development and evaluation of (personalised) technology in preventive healthcare. Central to the Pride & Prejudice programme is the combination of monitoring in real-life through sensors (food intake, physical activity and health parameters) with development of design interventions at different levels of the system (person, group, society), and evaluation of the (long-term) effectiveness of these combined interventions.

We invite inspiring, ambitious, innovative and entrepreneurial candidates to apply for a tenure track position at assistant professor level.

You are expected to contribute to and take responsibility for research, design and teaching development in the following ways:

  • You work as an independent researcher and designer who can identify academic questions related to measuring health parameters, behaviour change, interaction design, personalised eHealth or related domains and design innovative solutions for these questions.
  • You are able to bridge between academic research results and practice of personalized healthcare
  • You have a proven track record of publishing research results in high quality international refereed journals
  • You have a proven track record in the design of innovative solutions for current societal problems related to health care.
  • You can build relevant and necessary networks to attract external funding (national science foundation, EU, government and industry)
  • You have a consistent record in teaching and in development of new courses in the area of interaction design, human computer interaction or biomedical engineering.


Universiteit Twente (UT)


  • You hold a PhD in industrial design, interaction design, human computer interaction, biomedical engineering or another field relevant to the position;
  • You are an expert design researcher with preferably strong publication record;
  • You are a passionate academic and experienced teacher in higher education or striving to become so;
  • You are able to build great relationships with co-workers and practice and operate at the crossroads of disciplines;
  • You have good mentoring skills to supervise BSc, Msc, PDEng and PhD projects;
  • You have excellent communication skills


You can submit your application (including CV, list of publications, and names of potential references) through the button below, before February 15. As a part of the motivation letter, the applicant should write a vision statement on excellent research and education, including the link the candidate sees with the ongoing research, the 4TU programme Pride & Prejudice and the educational programs of the Faculty. The statement should also describe how the candidate’s portfolio fits within the Department of Design, Production & Management.

For more information you can contact dr. Geke Ludden (


We offer a position for a maximum period of seven years with the intention to grant tenure after a positive final evaluation in the last year of employment (or earlier if you meet the requirements). Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities.

  • Gross monthly salary is between € 3.637,- and € 5.656,- depending on your experience and qualifications.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs.


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 Engineering Technology (ET)
is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.


  • Hoogleraren, UHD’s, UD’s & lectoren
  • Techniek; Gezondheid; Gedrag en maatschappij
  • max. 38 uur per week, bepaald
  • €3637—€5656 per maand
  • Gepromoveerd
  • 1025609


Universiteit Twente (UT)

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