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Job opportunities

Our department - part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Maastricht University, the Netherlands - is growing rapidly. We are excited to welcome new colleagues to strengthen our research and education in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Computer Science, Robotics and Applied Mathematics. 

You can find the list of positions for your consideration below, as well as a brief introduction to the city of Maastricht, our department and what we have to offer. If you have any questions about these positions or about us, please do not hesitate to reach out using the contact details at the bottom of this page. We'd love to hear from you.

On offer

  • Excellent opportunities for collaboration
  • Diverse and international work environment
  • Benefits including pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, excellent secondary benefits

Working and living in Maastricht

Maastricht skyline
The Sint Janskerk, Basilica of Saint Servatius and Basilica of Our Lady

The city of Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement into a flourishing European city. 
Maastricht is best-known for the 1992 Treaty of Maastricht, which laid the foundation for establishing the European Union. Given the city's location, this is hardly a surprise: Maastricht lies in the heart of Europe, within 30 kilometers from the Belgian and German borders. The city and its inhabitants have a strong international character which is reflected in our department.

However, there is more to the city than just its cross-border character. For example, Maastricht has the second highest number of monuments in all of the Netherlands: roughly 1 monument for every 73 inhabitants, second only to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. This historical decor forms the backdrop for year-round cultural events, such as festivals, international art fairs, concerts and more. Just outside of the city, you can stroll through rolling hills and explore cave complexes. 

Maastricht is a safe and family-friendly city, where - in true Dutch fashion - getting around by bike is common and easy. Compared to other Dutch college cities, housing is affordable and accessible. If you are unfamiliar with the Netherlands, the university's Knowledge Centre for International Staff will gladly assist you with practical matters.

The Department of Advanced Computing Sciences

Guy writing on a glass pane
In 2023 DACS launched it's 4th educational programme: Bachelor of Computer Science.

We have more than 30 years' experience in research and teaching.
Our efforts focus on five complimentary fields: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Computer Science, Robotics and Applied Mathematics. The department's contributions to areas such as multi-agent systems, (medical) signal and image processing, game theory and AI search techniques are internationally recognized. DACS maintains a large and worldwide network of public and private collaborators, and our staff is firmly rooted in multiple national and international research networks. 

Next to our research, we take pride in our education. Our bachelor's programme Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is the #1-ranked AI bachelor's programme in the Netherlands , and we offer our students an award-winning honours programme in collaboration with companies in the Euregion.

Diversity and inclusion

DACS is a community consisting of ~100 researchers at various stages of their career, nearly 1200 BSc and MSc students and a team of 60 dedicated support staff members. Together, we come from over 50 different countries. DACS is strongly committed to maintaining the safe and supportive atmosphere at our department. We provide an unbiased and welcoming environment. DACS believes that diversity in the broadest sense - from neurodiversity to diversity of gender, age, and nationality - makes us all better.

Collaborations and embedding

Our research and teaching is characterized by a collaborative and cross-disciplinary character.
We engage in projects and applications which require us to push boundaries in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Computer Science, Robotics and Applied Mathematics. Of course, we are eager to provide new colleagues with access to our worldwide network of collaborators. 

The department is home to several ICAI (The Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence) labs in which we collaborate with other Dutch universities and organisations such as RTL group and Kickstart AI. We are active in research networks such as CLAIRE (The Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence in Europe) and IPN (ICT Platform Netherlands). We maintain over 50 company partnerships such as Ericsson, Q-Park and Statistics Netherlands. Staff partakes in large-scale research consortia, for example through European Horizon 2020 projects, and collaborates with research partners such as: Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Particle Physics.

Within the university
Maastricht University itself offers no shortage of inspiring collaborators. We collaborate with researchers from all of the universities' six faculties.

Vibrant eco-system
DACS actively participates in the four Brightlands innovation campuses in Limburg, where different communties contribute to groundbreaking innovations in the fields of circularity, health nutrition and data.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering

It's exciting times for STEM research in Maastricht.
Within Maastricht University, DACS is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). A number of exciting developments are taking place in the faculty, which houses several outstanding departments and institutions covering education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as the liberal arts and sciences. 

Notably, the next-generation gravitational wave detector prototype – the ETpathfinder – is located in Maastricht. This brings global STEM challenges to our doorstep and sets the stage for cutting-edge research, including at the interface of physics and Data Science/AI.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Would you like to know more?

We will gladly answer any questions you have. Feel free to get in touch with us: