Two Assistant/Associate Professors of Artificial Intelligence Radboud University, Faculty of Social Sciences Netherlands

Two Assistant/Associate Professors of Artificial Intelligence 


Faculty of Social Sciences 

Vacancy number: 24.47.18 

Application deadline: 16 December 2018



The Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC), embedded in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the School of Artificial Intelligence at Radboud University are looking for two Assistant/Associate Professors of Artificial Intelligence. With these new positions, the goal is to advance fundamental research in brain-inspired computing and machine learning, broadly relevant to the themes of the Donders Institute, as well as to develop new human-centered intelligent technology to improve the well-being of people in their environment. We seek excellent candidates who conduct theoretical research on core AI techniques and/or apply such techniques in particular application domains that have a potential for benefiting society. 

As an Assistant or Associate Professor you will be expected to:

  • develop and conduct AI teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels;

  • perform top-quality research in Artificial Intelligence and establish an externally funded research programme;

  • interact and collaborate with other researchers and specialists in academia and/or industry;

  • be an inspiring member of our staff with excellent communication skills.


Work environment

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a leafy green campus, in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities. 

You will be embedded in the Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC) and the school of Artificial Intelligence (AI), both part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is home to more than 700 researchers from 35 countries who collaborate in an open community and share the goal of contributing to the advancement of the brain, cognitive and behavioural sciences through investigator-driven research, and improving health, education and technology by applying scientific insights. The objective of the professorships is to develop state-of-the-art AI research of international standing and to contribute to the teaching, guiding students to grow in insight, skill set and future perspective. The DCC and the Donders Institute provide excellent facilities such as a computing cluster, robot lab, a virtual reality lab, brain imaging, behavioural labs, and a technical support group.


What we expect from you

  • a PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or a related discipline;

  • post-doctoral experience;

  • an excellent track record in scientific research, as evidenced by publications in high-profile AI conferences and journals;

  • proven ability to provide inspiring teaching in English;

  • Dutch university teaching qualification or the willingness to obtain one;

  • experience in the acquisition of external funding and an entrepreneurial mindset;

  • enthusiasm and the ability to work together in a team.


What we have to offer

  • employment: 1.0 FTE;

  • depending on your profile, you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor: a maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,513 (salary scale 12) or Associate Professor: a maximum gross monthly salary of € 6,567 based on a 38-hour working week;

  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;

  • duration of the tenure track will depend on your expertise and experience;

  • classification in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO): Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Level 1;

  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.


Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?


Other Information

The Donders Institute and the Faculty of Social Sciences are equal opportunity employers, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourage applications from women and minorities.


Would you like to know more?


Further information on: Artificial Intelligence


For more information about this vacancy, please contact: 
Prof. Marcel van Gerven
Telephone: +31 24 3655931


Prof. Pieter Medendorp
Telephone: +31 24 3616041


Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of prof. Marcel van Gerven) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Letter of motivation

  • CV

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