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Assistant Professor in Digital Health (Tenure Track)

Assistant Professor in Digital Health (Tenure Track) Apply Now Job description The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) invites appli

Assistant Professor in Digital Health (Tenure Track)

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Job description

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Digital Health. The position is established within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) section, which is part of the department Engineering Systems and Services (ESS). The ESS department hosts expertise in ICT (AI, distributed systems, IT architectures, digital government), energy and industry, health systems, logistics, and mobility. By combining our 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 will:

  • Contribute to the educational programmes of the department
  • Perform research in the field of Digital Health Systems
  • Contribute to the organization and management of education in the faculty

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) section offers an assistant professor position (tenure-track) in Digital Health, with a specific focus on the role of data. The position consists of teaching (40%), research (40%) and organization/management (20%).

Digitalization is driving innovation in healthcare. To create system-level innovations in healthcare (e.g. patient-centred care or healthy living), data is an important driver. Data could come from care providers (e.g. hospitals), patients (e.g. IoT or wearables) or other stakeholders (e.g. IT providers). Stakeholders often have different interests. Solutions need to address multiple values, such as efficiency, safety, privacy and quality of care.

The ICT section is a fast-growing group with a notable international reputation, which is driven by a high degree of interdisciplinary collaboration. Notable examples are connected and autonomous vehicles, smart energy grids, digital healthcare, smart cities and digital public services (GovTech). The ICT section is involved in one teaching program at the Bachelor level and three programs at the Master level. We teach students to contribute to ICT-related societal challenges with a comprehensive system perspective that considers technical, actor, and institutional aspects.

Your ambition is to contribute to solving systemic problems in healthcare through digitalization and data sharing between industries. Potential focus areas are healthy living and data sharing between health and other industries (e.g. food). Your research interests relate to digital systems for healthcare (e.g. data infrastructures, service platforms, analytics). You are interested in socio-technical research, addressing issues of governance (e.g. access and decision rights) and/or technology (e.g. machine learning, privacy-preserving technologies, blockchain). You have an interest in doing interdisciplinary research. The research should be engineering or design-oriented, or produce actionable insights. You evaluate your solutions in the light of societally relevant values, which could be security, safety, efficiency, quality of care, privacy, innovation potential or others.

You will teach and develop courses on digitalization and digital healthcare. You will contribute to the collaborative mentality of the department through teaching, research, creativity and management skills.

Depending on your expertise, you will contribute to teaching digitalization in general, and digital healthcare in particular. In addition, you will supervise students during their BSc and MSc graduation projects on themes related to your expertise.

This position is part of the 4TU programme entitled ‘High-tech & data-driven agri-food system of the future’. There will be close cooperation with the 4TU researchers, industry partners and government stakeholders involved in this programme. As part of the program, there are five tenure track positions.


Please include in your application a motivation letter, your teaching vision (not more than one page each) and a curriculum vitae including a selection of impactful achievements of which you are particularly proud.

The candidate should have:

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

Conditions of employment

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

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.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

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!

Faculty Technology, Policy and Management

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.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact dr ir Mark de Reuver, Head of Group ICT,

For information about the application procedure, please contact Olivie Beek,

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 30 September 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


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