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Associate professor position in AI and Finance M/F

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The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. By means of 'social engineering', we are here to integrate these advances in society. As a people-first tech university, we align these advances with the needs and behaviour of humans. We ensure proper public and private management as well as robust, inclusive and fair organisational structures. The faculty of BMS does this by developing, transferring and applying high-quality knowledge of Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Science, Philosophy, Educational Science, and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines is challenge-based. The BMS research programmes are directly linked to our research institutes: Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, the TechMed Centre and the Digital Society Institute.
As an employer, the BMS Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.



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Associate professor position in AI and Finance M/F

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University of Twente (UT) jointly with ING bank invites senior researchers with an excellent research and teaching record to apply for a joint Utwente-ING Associate professor position in AI and Finance, within the Faculty of Behaviour Management and Social Sciences (BMS). 

We seek an individual with a strong background in AI, Finance, Fintech and related areas. You should have a strong record in research in these fields, and in bridging research and practice. You are comfortable in linking the academic and corporate world and have experience in successfully running projects with academic and business partners. You are familiar with AI technology, and can translate these advancements into business challenges, customer needs and financial service innovations.

This position is based at the University of Twente and will be closely linked to the ING bank data science and AI team. You will be able to spend your time on the research and educational programs of both organizations to achieve synergy and mutual benefits. This will allow to have greater impact for your research output, which can bring research results to real-life. 

The university has been recognized nationally and internationally for its high-quality research and impact on society. Many spin-off companies were born in Twente. It is central in a vibrant ecosystem of innovative organizations. We perform ground-breaking research combining various high-tech business domains, such as smart-industry, information management, supply chain management, innovation management, technology-based entrepreneurship, purchasing and supply management, financial management, human resource management, leadership and change management. Our research in finance deals with finance and risk management, linked to business development and scaling of new business. Our work in financial engineering addresses the financial structure and financial models used in international markets. We study Valuation: development of univocal, unambiguous valuation methods that balance societal and economic goals. Technology has tremendous impact on financial management is various ways. Growing volumes of real time data allow for more detailed analyses and enhanced predictions. FinTech companies are radically changing financial services and business models.


  • Contribute to goals of kickstart AI (be part of the national initiative) supporting growth in research and education in AI and business
  • Contribute to the ING FinTech research
  • Have a strong track record in AI, Finance, Fintech and/or related areas demonstrated by your publication and project portfolio.
  • Have experience in bridging research and practice and in linking the academic and corporate world
  • Have demonstrated to be able to successfully conduct projects with academic and business partners.
  • You master AI technology, and can translate these advancements into business challenges, customer needs and financial service innovations.
  • You will be (co-)teaching and coordinating courses in our PhD, Bachelor and Master programs of (International) Business Administration, Industrial Engineering & Management, Business & IT in the area of AI and Finance. You have proven successful teaching experience
  • Contribute to supervising BSc, MSc and co-supervise PhDs;
  • Developing expertise in novel data driven research methods and working jointly with BMS lab (a lab that develops expertise in using industrial and behavioural research datasets for research);
  • Formulate and carry out your own research within the focus areas of Finance and technology and/or Financial Engineering.

We offer

We offer an ambitious environment for inter-disciplinary research in these areas. Expand the borders of your home discipline and develop cross-disciplinary work! We challenge conventional scholarly wisdom! Join our team and strive to have a significant and sustainable impact on science and society.  

You will be appointed for four years with a prospect for permanent position. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

  • Starting salary between € 5.190,- to € 6.940,- 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 strongly encouraged.

Information and application

You are encouraged to discuss your ideas about this position with Prof.dr. Jos van Hillegersberg, Chair of the HBE department: You can submit your application, including a recent CV and your vision statement, before November 15th, 2020.

About the department

We offer a challenging position in a stimulating, international environment in the department of High-Tech Business and Entrepreneurship (HBE). HBE is a growing research department that holds a leading position at the interfaces of business, technology and the social sciences, conducting cross-disciplinary business research, supporting organizations in innovative management and decision-making.

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Nederland, Enschede, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB


Drienerlolaan 5 7522 NB Enschede

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Minimum level of education required

6. Doctorate

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