Assistant professor(s) on Digitalization of Health and Wellbeing

Tilburg University is seeking enthusiastic colleagues for the position of Assistant professor to strengthen their university-wide interdisciplinary research team on the Digitalization of Health and Wellbeing.

Under the motto of broad prosperity for all, the university wants to work on what is of value to people, such as health, social contacts, and mental well-being. Digitalization as an engine for innovation has created many opportunities in prevention, self-direction, informed shared decision-making, and personalized care. But there are also concerns: that caregivers are being replaced by devices to cut costs, causing a loss of the human touch, that liability issues lead to uncertainty, and that increasing data capture brings new cybersecurity risks.

The increasing need for investigating complex societal problems in a more integral way requires expertise that crosses the boundaries of a specific academic discipline. At Tilburg University, they aim to connect the expert knowledge, experience, and related research networks of the research groups to obtain interdisciplinary knowledge that will increase the understanding of the well-being of individuals, teams, organizations, and society and their ability to adapt to a dynamic living and working environment. 

 They seek to appoint nine assistant professors on the research theme Digitalization of Health and Wellbeing, to give the interdisciplinary research within the university a strong boost. Their interdisciplinary research in this research network combines knowledge and insights from the different disciplines within the university: economics, management, law, public administration, humanities, digital sciences, social or behavioral sciences, and theology.

Duration: 18 months, followed by tenure 


  • Working as an Assistant professor will involve developing their own research ideas and activities, which are related to the digitalization of health and wellbeing.
  • Together with the other team members, they will define the joint research program and develop a network in and outside the School and university (team science).
  • They will create and maintain an intra-university network on Digitalization of Health and Wellbeing, that inspires other researchers and enables new initiatives.
    In addition, they will perform teaching tasks, such as delivering classes and thesis supervision, in consultation with their supervisor.
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  • The salary amounts to a minimum of €3.974 and a maximum of €6.181 gross per month for full-time employment, based on UFO profile Assistant professor
  • Employees from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. 

Job Requirements

  • (In the last phase of obtaining a) PhD degree in economics, management, law, public administration, humanities, cognitive sciences, digital sciences, social or behavioral sciences, or theology; 
  • Affinity for interdisciplinary research, you want to bring your ideas to life within an interdisciplinary team; 
  • Affinity with practical research and experience in building networks with partners is a plus;
  • High-quality publications in scientific journals and demonstration of  scientific integrity;
  • Experience and affinity with teaching;
  • Proficiency in English (CEFR: C2 level);
  • Personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and possess a good level of self-knowledge;  
  • Team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment.

Application Process

Interested applicants can apply and ensure that they attach the following:

  • cv and publication list
  • a cover letter, and
  • a short research proposal (max. 500 words) with their idea for a contribution to the research theme Digitalization of Health and Wellbeing. 

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Application Deadline: August 28, 2022.

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