University of Twente
Assistant Professor in Pervasive Computing
University of Twente
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Gepubliceerd: 6 dagen geleden
Sluitingsdatum: okt. 01
Locatie: Enschede, Nederland
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Assistant Professor in Pervasive Computing

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science is looking for an assistant professor in Pervasive Computing to strengthen the team of teachers-researchers in the field of Creative Technology.

Job description

Creative Technology is concerned with networked smart objects, human interaction, and data analytics. It looks into the interfaces between humans and digital technology and how these are affected by one another. It investigates sensing, networking and interaction in the broadest sense, considering it in relation to digital technologies, networked smart systems, people’s experience and their practices with mobile, immersive, ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

Performing excellent research and education in the area of pervasive computing, sensor data analytics, and internet of things. The assistant professorship position in Pervasive Computing will focus on the design and analysis of collaborative smart wireless sensing systems and associated spatio-temporal sensor data analytics.

You will be involved in the interdisciplinary programme Creative Technology. Smart technology, new media, and creating impact through design are keywords in this program. Throughout these English-taught programmes students will learn to creatively combine different technologies in order to create new solutions with real impact on people.

Pervasive Systems are systems composed of a network of collaborative sensing, computational, and reasoning components that are highly embedded in and actively – yet unobtrusively – interact with the environment. These massively distributed networks of smart objects communicate with one another and analyse and interpret the immense amounts of low-level spatio-temporal information to produce a representation of the overall environment.

The impact
Situated at the core of the Internet of Things, our research has high societal and economic impacts in applications such as environmental monitoring, ecology, ambient assisted living, agriculture, transport and mobility, smart industry, supply chain management, and smart cities. Our system oriented research is inspired by real problems, which makes multi-disciplinary collaboration natural.

Your profile

Our ideal candidate

  • You hold a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline;
  • 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 and motivation statement) can be submitted online before the 1st of October 2017. For more information please contact Prof.dr. P.J.M. Havinga (phone +31534894619, email For an overview of our activities have a look at

Our offer

An academic position as Assistant Professor in the field of Pervasive Computing, Internet of Things, and sensor data analytics. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda. You will be appointed for three years with the possible prospect of a permanent position.

  • 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 organization

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.

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