Asst./Assoc. Prof. Information & Data Sciences

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Asst./Assoc. Prof. Information & Data Sciences

Asst./Assoc. Prof. Information & Data Sciences










Sustainable engineering development is key for small islands like Aruba. The University of Aruba, in collaboration with KU Leuven (Belgium), and facilitated with funding from the European Development Fund (EDF), set up the SISSTEM (Sustainable Island Solutions through Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM)) program (, including a Bachelor program and research center in bio-environmental engineering, technology, engineering, informatics, and data sciences. The three-year Bachelor program consists of a 180 European credits program with a focus on sustainable development in small island states. A 90 credit master program will start in 2022. Additionally, a research center is being developed, supporting 11 PhD candidates that conduct research on various topics to further enhance the sustainable development of Aruba and other small island states. For this young STEM sciences program, the University of Aruba is looking for a highly motivated:


The main responsibilities are:

As Assistant/Associate Professor you work together with a team of 3 other Assistant/Associate professors and 11 junior researchers/PhD candidates. The job is two-fold.

  • Firstly, you will be responsible for the organization, planning, implementation, execution, and quality control of the curriculum, more specifically on courses related to Information & Data Sciences. The development of course material is in close collaboration with expert professors at the KU Leuven, located in Belgium. Besides the Bachelor's program, a 90 credit Master's program will start in 2022, to which you will be expected to contribute, both for its development as well as for teaching.
  • Secondly, you will be expected to contribute to the research center by jointly supervising some of the PhD students of which subjects are in your field of expertise, in close collaboration with the main supervising promotor at KU Leuven.

The ideal candidate:

  • Holds a PhD in Engineering Science, Bio-Science Engineering, Engineering Technology, Informatics, Bio-Informatics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or similar.
  • Has proven experience in academic research, teaching, and coaching.
  • Has an ambition to contribute to the sustainable development of Aruba and other small island states through education and research.
  • Has excellent supervisory and collaborative team-building skills and can also work independently.
  • Is able to provide and receive constructive feedback to/from peers and students as part of his/her strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Key competencies: flexibility, accountability, result-oriented, leadership, team player, critical and analytic thinking.

We offer you an interesting lecture and research assignment at an attractive location, in an exciting EU-funded project for a two-year contract with the possibility of renewal for an indefinite period of time. The contract provides an attractive benefits package including APFA pension, additional health insurance, and a competitive wage.

Interested? Submit through the Apply button on the right your motivation letter and resume before Thursday, April 1, 2021, through our career portal: If you need further information regarding the position, please contact us at One (or more) job interviews, a medical exam, an assessment test, and a certificate of good conduct are in accordance with our rules of application and a standard part of our recruitment and selection procedure.

Candidates with a demonstrated strong affinity for Aruba and the Caribbean and challenges in small island states are strongly encouraged to apply, but this link is not mandatory for the position.