Lecturer and Researcher IT/AI/Digital Twin

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A combination of lecturer and researcher in the field of IT, Data Science/AI and/or Digital Twin. On the one hand you are curious and would like to contribute to research on the other hand you would very much like to do this together with students whereby you coach and teach students. We cannot give you your desire to innovate, love for people and ICT or being involved with students. That is intrinsic in you. We are looking for someone who can combine hands-on Data Science/AI experience with student projects. Does that attract you and do you have it in you? Then please apply for the vacancy in the ICT programme at HZ University of Applied Sciences in Middelburg. Making the world a little better together with our students that is our goal.

Your work as a lecturer and researcher
As a lecturer and researcher in IT/AI/Digital twin, your goal is to make our students the best in their field. That is why we give you plenty of confidence and space to bring across your practical experience and also to continuously develop yourself. You will have about 15 colleagues who support each other and learn from each other. You challenge each other to develop yourself and innovate the study programme. Being open, trust, courage we have jointly chosen these values as our team and we actively implement them. We therefore greatly appreciate a social attitude. In addition to your role as a lecturer, you are also a researcher and work with a growing team of now 7 people on practical research for different domains. Are you a curious researcher who can manage an entire project by yourself and can and want to bring in new projects independently? In the long term, you can grow into the research coordinator in the research group.

This is really a combination function between education and research. The ICT programme has an important Data Science/AI component in the programme and works with real life cases in education. You will therefore be part of the intensive collaboration between the ICT programme and the Data Science research group.

Your characteristics as a lecturer and researcher
To ensure that education remains connected to the actual and contemporary practice, you are constantly working on social trends, and new developments. Because you come up with the practical solutions for tomorrow based on your expertise. In addition, you will also make full use of this knowledge in the lectures you will provide. We also expect to take an important step in the combination of AI and digital twins in our practice-oriented research. Knowledge of or experience with digital twins is therefore an advantage.

Together with other study programmes and research groups, we work on themes such as vitality for the elderly in the region, mobility issues with GEO software and data, research on water quality, analysis of new food sources, projects on autonomous transport and renewable energy. This is done by providing personal and practice-oriented education that is characterized by learning from and doing applied research. Do you use your knowledge and experience in the field of research methods and techniques and do you work together with the students on real-life research assignments? Then you bring important expertise to our team.

Your role
You know better than anyone that being a lecturer and researcher goes beyond just transferring knowledge. Students can always rely on you and you are perfect for the role of coach. You use your knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to train students to become enterprising, innovative and value-driven professionals. You do this by:

•providing education within your field in multidisciplinary courses/study projects.

•guiding and coaching students with an empathetic outlook.

•contributing to practice-oriented research.

•starting and coordinating projects in the research group

•actively participating in the development of interdisciplinary educational projects in collaboration with the professional field.

Working at HZ University of Applied Sciences: the personal university of applied sciences
With 4,800 students, 500 employees and 25 hbo programmes, HZ University of Applied Sciences (HZ) in Zeeland can be called a small, personal university of applied sciences. We offer bachelor’s programmes, (bridging) courses, a Master’s programme, post-hbo programmes and Associate degrees. Working at HZ means working in a lively environment where no day is the same. Where the lecturers know the names of their students. And where the lines are short. Whether you work as a lecturer, janitor, marketing employee, ICT professional, P&O advisor or financial manager: together you form a team of professionals with your colleagues who prepare our students for the (international) labour market. And did you know that we have been in the top 3 best universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands for many years?

Do you have what it takes to become a lecturer & researcher and are you the team player who wants to build impactful research and education in our region and across borders with us? Then apply for the vacancy and get to know us and the students!

In addition to the above, we are looking for someone who meets the profile below:

  • at least a completed relevant Master’s programme, preferably a PhD
  • broad knowledge and extensive work experience in the (international) field of work
  • demonstrable research results with a preference for applied research
  • preferably knowledge of and experience with digital twin
  • good coaching and communication skills.
  • English proficiency preferably at Cambridge Proficiency level

Grow with us
We believe that future-proof education starts with our employees. That is why we offer you - in addition to a lively working environment also:

  • a temporary appointment to the position of lecturer, scale 11 for the duration of one year.
  • a gross monthly salary between €3,658.64 and €5026.85 in accordance with CAO HBO for full-time employment.
  • an end-of-year allowance, holiday pay and possibly a contribution to travel expenses. If you work from home, you have a work-from-home allowance.
  • opportunities to work on your personal and professional development.
  • freedom and independence in your work.
  • support in obtaining a didactic certificate if you do not already have one. You do not need an educational qualification to work as a hbo lecturer and researcher, but you have to be willing to invest in your teaching skills.

The start date of this vacancy immediately depends on the notice period etc.

Do you also believe that future-proof education starts with you? Then apply immediately, but before 9 May 2021 via the application button below. Would you rather have some more information first?

Call Jorick Vos, study programme coordinator on +31 6 137 56 709 or Mischa Beckers, lecturer Data Science, on +31 6 244 03 456

Please keep the morning of May 18 and 20 free in your calendar. We plan the interviews on those dates, these will take place digitally, a meeting with students is part of the procedure.

On May 11 before the end of the day you will be informed if you are invited. Providing a guest lecture may be part of the overall procedure.

Acquisition as a result of the vacancy text is not appreciated.