Assistant/Associate Professor in AI for Healthcare Systems

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 01 Oct 2022

Looking for a position that focuses on the design and application of AI for re-shaping healthcare systems, balancing organizational and technical aspects? 

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) invites applications for an assistant / associate professor in AI for Healthcare Systems. The position is established within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) section, which is part of the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department. ESS hosts expertise in ICT (AI, edge computing, distributed systems), energy and industry, health, logistics, and mobility. By combining domain expertise with systems thinking, ESS addresses socio-technical challenges, such as digital innovations for energy, industry, health, logistics and mobility systems.

In this position, you have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the educational programmes of the department
  • Perform research in the field of AI for Healthcare Systems
  • Build your research vision, and become a thought leader on the subject
  • Develop interdisciplinary research partnerships within and outside the university

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) section offers an assistant / associate professor position in AI for Healthcare Systems. The position consists of teaching (40%), research (40%) and

organization/management (20%). This is a new position. Advances in AI and related technologies are transforming healthcare (e.g. predictive/personalized treatments or automated analysis of medical imaging). Such applications affect how healthcare is organized, for instance affecting business models or relations between care providers and patients. AI applications also create societal challenges regarding security, privacy, trust, data quality, transparency, resilience, and explainability. Stakeholders have different views on what is desirable and feasible. Stakeholder interests and conflicting values such as efficiency, trustworthiness, security and business interests must be addressed. AI solutions cannot be designed in isolation and must be embedded within stakeholders’ architectures, processes, platforms and infrastructures. Therefore, designing AI for healthcare requires a systemic and architectural perspective.

This position focuses on the design and application of AI for re-shaping healthcare systems, balancing organizational and technical aspects. For instance: creating new designs or architectures to apply AI (or related technologies) in healthcare systems, or new methods to design and engineer such solutions. Solutions could address a sub-part of the healthcare system (e.g., medical or consumer health). We look for applicants that want to conduct interdisciplinary, socio-technical research. The research should be engineering/design oriented. You evaluate solutions based on societal values (e.g. safety, efficiency, quality of care).

The ICT section is a fast-growing group with an international reputation, driven by interdisciplinary collaboration. Our research relates to data and AI (e.g. Edge AI, blockchain, platforms, and responsible analytics). Application areas include digital healthcare, connected vehicles, digital infrastructures, and digital public services. We take an architecting and engineering perspective, considering how new technological paradigms fit in a complex constellation of stakeholders and technologies. The ICT section teaches at the Bachelor and Master level. You can develop and teach courses on AI and healthcare systems, and supervise BSc and MSc graduation projects on themes related to your expertise. You can grow in the collaborative culture of the department and improve your teaching, research, management and leadership skills.

The candidate should have:

  • A PhD degree (or is about to finish a PhD soon) in AI, data science, computer science, information systems, information sciences, medical informatics, systems engineering or a related discipline;
  • Experience with academic teaching (and possibly with a university teaching qualification);
  • An excellent command of English.

We offer talented academics a clear and attractive career path with the expectation that you will have the potential to grow into a full professor position in the future. If you perform well, the intention is to convert your contract into a permanent one. At the start of your employment, agreements will be made about this based on our performance indicators.

During the selection procedure, it will be determined, depending on your background and experience, whether you are eligible for an assistant professor Tenure track (tudelft.nl) position or an associate professor.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of teaching experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication for Assistant Professor: € 3.974 - € 6.181. Salary indication for Associate Professor € 5.506 - € 7.362).

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on Campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school, which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

With its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy, the Faculty of TPM makes an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security.
We combine insights from the engineering sciences, the social and the humanities. We develop robust models and designs, are internationally oriented and have an extensive network with knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Mark de Reuver, e-mail: G.A.deReuver@tudelft.nl.

For information about the application procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, HR advisor, e-mail: recruitment-tbm@tudelft.nl

Please submit your application online no later than October 1st, 2022. You can only apply via the application button 'Apply now'; applications sent to one of the mentioned email addresses will not be processed. 

To apply, please submit the following:
•    An application/motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
•    A complete curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
•    A research and teaching vision statement with a maximum of 1 page each   


Looking for a position that focuses on the design and application of AI for re-shaping healthcare systems, balancing organizational and technical aspects? 

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) invites applications for an assistant / associate professor in AI for Healthcare Systems. The position is established within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) section, which is part of the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department. ESS hosts expertise in ICT (AI, edge computing, distributed systems), energy and industry, health, logistics, and mobility. By combining domain expertise with systems thinking, ESS addresses socio-technical challenges, such as digital innovations for energy, industry, health, logistics and mobility systems.

In this position, you have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the educational programmes of the department
  • Perform research in the field of AI for Healthcare Systems
  • Build your research vision, and become a thought leader on the subject
  • Develop interdisciplinary research partnerships within and outside the university

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) section offers an assistant / associate professor position in AI for Healthcare Systems. The position consists of teaching (40%), research (40%) and

organization/management (20%). This is a new position. Advances in AI and related technologies are transforming healthcare (e.g. predictive/personalized treatments or automated analysis of medical imaging). Such applications affect how healthcare is organized, for instance affecting business models or relations between care providers and patients. AI applications also create societal challenges regarding security, privacy, trust, data quality, transparency, resilience, and explainability. Stakeholders have different views on what is desirable and feasible. Stakeholder interests and conflicting values such as efficiency, trustworthiness, security and business interests must be addressed. AI solutions cannot be designed in isolation and must be embedded within stakeholders’ architectures, processes, platforms and infrastructures. Therefore, designing AI for healthcare requires a systemic and architectural perspective.

This position focuses on the design and application of AI for re-shaping healthcare systems, balancing organizational and technical aspects. For instance: creating new designs or architectures to apply AI (or related technologies) in healthcare systems, or new methods to design and engineer such solutions. Solutions could address a sub-part of the healthcare system (e.g., medical or consumer health). We look for applicants that want to conduct interdisciplinary, socio-technical research. The research should be engineering/design oriented. You evaluate solutions based on societal values (e.g. safety, efficiency, quality of care).

The ICT section is a fast-growing group with an international reputation, driven by interdisciplinary collaboration. Our research relates to data and AI (e.g. Edge AI, blockchain, platforms, and responsible analytics). Application areas include digital healthcare, connected vehicles, digital infrastructures, and digital public services. We take an architecting and engineering perspective, considering how new technological paradigms fit in a complex constellation of stakeholders and technologies. The ICT section teaches at the Bachelor and Master level. You can develop and teach courses on AI and healthcare systems, and supervise BSc and MSc graduation projects on themes related to your expertise. You can grow in the collaborative culture of the department and improve your teaching, research, management and leadership skills.

The candidate should have:

  • A PhD degree (or is about to finish a PhD soon) in AI, data science, computer science, information systems, information sciences, medical informatics, systems engineering or a related discipline;
  • Experience with academic teaching (and possibly with a university teaching qualification);
  • An excellent command of English.

We offer talented academics a clear and attractive career path with the expectation that you will have the potential to grow into a full professor position in the future. If you perform well, the intention is to convert your contract into a permanent one. At the start of your employment, agreements will be made about this based on our performance indicators.

During the selection procedure, it will be determined, depending on your background and experience, whether you are eligible for an assistant professor Tenure track (tudelft.nl) position or an associate professor.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of teaching experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication for Assistant Professor: € 3.974 - € 6.181. Salary indication for Associate Professor € 5.506 - € 7.362).

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on Campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school, which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

With its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy, the Faculty of TPM makes an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security.
We combine insights from the engineering sciences, the social and the humanities. We develop robust models and designs, are internationally oriented and have an extensive network with knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Mark de Reuver, e-mail: G.A.deReuver@tudelft.nl.

For information about the application procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, HR advisor, e-mail: recruitment-tbm@tudelft.nl

Please submit your application online no later than October 1st, 2022. You can only apply via the application button 'Apply now'; applications sent to one of the mentioned email addresses will not be processed. 

To apply, please submit the following:
•    An application/motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
•    A complete curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
•    A research and teaching vision statement with a maximum of 1 page each   


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