Associate professor (tenure track) in interactive computing

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 31 Mar 2023

Associate professor (tenure track) in interactive computing
Associate professor (tenure track) in interactive computing
Published Deadline Location
yesterday 31 Mar Amsterdam

Are you an experienced researcher in interactive systems, and do you want to contribute to shaping the future of human interaction in creative/visual computing, augmented reality or human-facing AI systems? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like ...
Job description
We are looking for an associate professor that focuses on interactive computing topics such as virtual worlds, generative modeling, creative or visual computing. The position can be shaped in the direction of the expertise of the applicant. Example areas of study could be interaction in systems supporting creative processes, interaction in virtual or augmented reality, generative art, interaction in complex data visualizations, etc.
Our new colleague should be a leader in the field, and can contribute to a stream of high quality publications in this area, acquire external research grants, conduct excellent teaching, and act as a bridge builder to other research groups in and outside the department.
Your duties The career track position starts at the level of associate professor in the areas of research, education, and management (40%:40%:20%), and contains the following duties:
  • Setting up and leading a group in the area of interactive computing;
  • Performing research in the field of interactive computing;
  • Teaching computer vision or other courses in the Bachelor and Master Artificial Intelligence and other relevant programs;
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and PhD students;
  • Initiating and contributing to research grant proposals;
  • Contributing to administrative tasks.
We especially encourage female applicants. In the case of equal suitability of candidates, preference will be given to a female candidate.
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €5506—€6702 per month
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

We will base our selection on the following components:
  • A PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, or a related area;
  • An international research profile, demonstrated by publications in relevant journals and conferences;
  • Academic teaching experience including experience in the supervision of BSc and MSc theses;
  • Experience in the supervision of PhD students;
  • Experience with attracting research funding.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months.

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €5,506 (scale 13) and a maximum €6,702 (scale 13), depending on your education and experience. The job profile is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.
We offer a Tenure Track/Career Track position at the level of Associate Professor. A career plan to grow from Associate Professor lv 2 (profile Universitair Hoofddocent 2, salary scale 13) to Associate Professor lv 1 (profile Universitair Hoofddocent 1, salary scale 14) will be made and formalised in a tailored Tenure Track/Career Track agreement (with specific performance indicators).
The initial employment contract will affect a period of 18 months, including two months' probation. 15 months after the starting date, performance will be evaluated. After a successful evaluation permanent employment will be granted.
The starting package will include:
  • One career track assistant professor position to be hired as part of the novel group.
  • The possibility of one extra career track assistant professor to be hired.
  • One PhD student per new permanent staff member.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment;
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • solid pension scheme (ABP);
  • contribution to commuting expenses;
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package;
  • good paid parental leave arrangement;
  • the possibility to work partly from home (hybrid working);
  • on campus child daycare, sport facilities, family support programs including: dual career workshops, Dutch language class, tax & insurance workshop (some might have additional costs);
  • certain tax benefits (30% ruling) might apply to international candidates;
  • help and assistance with relocation (international candidates).

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor - from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.
We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.
The Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.
Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to more than 11,000 students.
About the department
The VUA Department of Computer Science has approximately 170 members, including 35 tenured staff members and 90 PhD students. The tenured staff members form the essential basis for the functioning of the department. A tenured staff member is required to make significant contributions to the research and education programmes, and to spend effort on specific tasks at the department level.
Additional information
Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 31/03/ .
Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.
Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
Name: Prof. Dr. Jacco van Ossenbruggen
Position: Professor Human-centered Data Science
Relocation support
If you have any questions regarding moving to Amsterdam, and working at VU Amsterdam, you may contact:
Name: Sara Veldhorst
Position: Relocation Advisor
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