Full Professor Artificial Intelligence and Design

Research / Academic


he rise of Artificial Intelligence is rapidly transforming product innovation, design and development. Technologies such as machine learning, machine perception and planning create tremendous opportunities for intelligent products and services, and open perspectives for Artificial Intelligence-enabled design methods and development processes.

The Design Engineering Department, part of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, is seeking a new chair in Artificial Intelligence and Design who can drive a technology-focused, design-oriented research agenda at the intersection of design, intelligent systems and AI. Topics of particular interest are human-centred intelligent systems, intelligent user interfaces, AI methods in design, and responsible and trustworthy AI. 

The main tasks of the Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Design will be to lead and contribute to the domain described above through research and education. In particular, the Professor is expected to lead the development of an AI research and teaching infrastructure covering data, algorithm and system aspects and be actively involved in curriculum development and teaching at both the bachelor and master levels.

The Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Design will be embedded in the ‘Intelligence’ cluster of the Design Engineering Department and will be expected to develop close working relationship with the chair of Internet of Things. The Internet of Things group focuses on the core theme on Design for the Internet of Things and researches design and development methods for data-intensive connected products and services from sensing the cloud data processing. The new Artificial Intelligence and Design chair will strengthen the data and connected product focus of the Internet of Things chair by adding expertise in fundamental Artificial technologies, Artificial Intelligence-enabled products and human-aspects of Artificial Intelligence-enabled products. In addition, the Design Engineering Department offers rich opportunities for collaboration with the department’s 'Fabrication' and ‘Sustainability' clusters, related to printed electronics, smart materials, additive manufacturing and circular economy.     


The following qualities are expected of the candidate:

- a PhD degree in computer science, artificial intelligence, design, or a related discipline

- an excellent track record in international scientific research, as evidenced by publications in academic journals, international collaborations and research funding

- strong track records in building academic and industrial networks, promoting research within industry, and developing collaboration with industry

- proven ability to provide inspiring teaching in English

- strong interest in design and/or experience in design research

Salary Benefits:

 TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

Work Hours:

32 - 40 hours per week


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