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Fashion Digital Technologist teacher & researcher

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Fashion Digital Technologist teacher & researcher

Website AMFI

Location                        Amsterdam

Salary                            € 5.122,09 tot € 6.698,86

Employment               Part-time , 32 hours, 0,8 fte

Contract                      Temporary appointment for one year with the  intention to extend


We are on the hunt for a Creative Digital Technologist to join our Fashion research & Technology research group and our Digital Fashion Technology Master development team. You will take part in building the curriculum and, it is foreseen, will start teaching in September 2025. Are you the maverick that likes to function at the intersection of technology, fashion, and out-of-the-box thinking?


Where else than at the AUAS do you…

  • Contribute to the digitalization of the industry and the ambition of AMFI to be a leading partner in digitalization in fashion.
  • Make a difference with your knowledge and experience within an educational organization in transition in which education is being renewed and the organization is being professionalized; develop and teach within the first Digital Fashion Technology Master educational program in the Netherlands.
  • Enter a work environment where you are motivated to play around with new technologies and do  research in a vibrant research group.

This is what your future colleague says

“Having computer sciences, multimedia design, and fashion in the same faculty creates the perfect interdisciplinair environment to innovate fashion through digitalization” Lisette Vonk (teacher/researcher)


Here’s how you will make a difference 

We are looking for a technologist that loves to find ideas and translates them in to prototypes, research proposals, and new educational program(s) at master level. This position is a beacon for those who believe that the best innovations & ideas come from the fusion of diverse disciplines, perspectives, and research through design.


Research task and activities:

You will have a leading role in carrying out research projects and research development about digitalization and fashion technology. You will work closely together with the head of the research group (lector) and other researchers on research through design projects where you will program & find (new) technologies to translate projects from ideas to concrete experiments. Imagine working on automatic unwrapping and pattern extraction from 3D body scans and virtual prototypes for 3D knitting, immersive 3D prototypes to research co-creation, play, and the value of digital twins, or programming AI tools for (digital) fabric identification & production. Or do something completely different: we are eager to hear what your ideas are!


  • Dive into the world of digital technologies like AI, Blockchain, IOT & VR/AR/MR and develop technology prototypes that combine functionality with design, pushing the boundaries of what digital fashion can and should be.
  • Work on academic output for scientific, professional and/or public audiences.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships, obtain external funding, and responsibly manage project budgets.
  • Work alongside designers, engineers, and scientists on projects to integrate cutting-edge technology with fashion, and develop new project proposals for these driven projects.



We are seeking one of the spearheads of the creation team for our new Master’s program in Digital Fashion Technology. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of education in this rapidly evolving field and make a significant impact on the industry.


  • Work in a small interdisciplinary team of designers and engineers to develop a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses theoretical knowledge and practical digital skills relevant to fashion design, development, production, and branding.
  • Design course materials, including lectures, workshops and applied projects, that engage and challenge students.
  • Be an interlocutor between the industry, AMFI’s bachelor, and the MA Digital Fashion Technology and take a leading role in translating research findings & new digital technologies to education.
  • Teach at the start of this new Master’s program in Digital Fashion Technology (September 2025).


Your other perks

  • A gross monthly salary between € 5.122,09,- to € 6.698,86 (Hay profile Teacher/Researcher 1, scale 12 CAO HBO), with a full-time appointment and depends on education and experience.
  • A year-end allowance of 8.3% and a holiday allowance of 8% of your gross annual salary.
  • 428 holiday hours per year with a 40-hour working week.
  • Entitlement to various types of leave, such as (un)paid parental leave, care leave, adoption and foster care leave and various other arrangements.
  • A travel allowance for your commute, an NS-Business Card, your own AUAS bicycle or a tax incentive to purchase your own bicycle. If you are unable to use personal or public transport to travel to work, e.g. because of a disability, we will look at other possibilities together.
  • Plenty of development opportunities,  via our own AUAS Academy and the online courses of Good Habitz.
  • Discounts on various facilities, such as books, cultural courses, soft- and hardware and a number of insurances.
  • A strong focus on your job satisfaction, work-life balance and vitality.  For example, you can participate in various sports activities for AUAS staff or via the USC sport centre. You can also visit our (career) coaches and use various online tools to benefit your mental health.
  • A good pension scheme via the ABP pension fund.
  • A laptop and smartphone on loan. A monthly internet allowance of €50 net.
  • Last but not least: a chance to work in a dynamic and pleasant environment with wonderful colleagues. You and your colleagues can also get together outside work,  in one of our communities such as HvAPride, HvA Alumni, HvA United, JongHvA and FEM IT.

Take a look at our employment conditions here and learn more about the tailor-made opportunities we offer.



What you bring to the table 

At AUAS, no two employees are the same. No matter who you are, we are sure you can be a valuable addition to our team. We’re seeking individuals who are not afraid to see the world through a different lens. Whether you’re a master in programming digital tools, an educational specialist that loves to create new and challenging educational programs, a digital nomad that love to push fashion into the digital arena, a mad scientist with an eye for original experiments, or a visionary with outlandish ideas, we want to hear from you!

We stand for a culture where decisiveness, optimism, professionalism and transparency are key. Given the nature of the position, we are looking for someone with excellent collaboration and communication skills.

  • Knowledge and passion for technology to push the boundaries of fashion education and research. Experience in digitalisation in fashion a plus.
  • A Master or PhD degree in computer sciences, Industrial Design, Fashion, Computational Design, or a related area
  • Experience in educational development, preferably on master level
  • Proficiency in both Dutch and English languages, demonstrated through strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A commitment to fostering an inclusive, respectful, and dynamic workplace where every team member feels valued, heard, and encouraged to contribute their unique ideas and perspectives.


Become our new Digital Technologist

  • Upload your CV and letter of motivation, (research statement, a vision on involving education),  via the application button before Monday, May 6th. We will get back to you around May 7th, so keep an eye on your inbox.
  • Interviews will take place in two rounds
  • 1st round: Thursday, May 23th , 2nd round: Wednessday, May 29th
  • Would you like to know more about the position before you apply? Do not hesitate to contact José Teunissen, Director of AMFI via [email protected] or +31-641030356.
  • For more information about the application procedure, you can send an email to [email protected].
  • This vacancy has been published simultaneously internally and externally. In the event of equivalent suitability, internal candidates will be given preference over external candidates;
  • We apply the AUAS Job Application Code to this vacancy’s recruitment and selection process. No (recruitment) agencies please.


Creating tomorrow at the faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry

AMFI is the largest fashion institute in the Netherlands and covers the entire fashion chain. AMFI trains talented students for careers in fashion with a teaching team of around 100 staff members. AMFI is part of the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry (FDMCI), one of the seven faculties of the AUAS. The faculty provides associate degree, bachelor’s and master’s education for about 10,000 students in the fields of fashion, media, communication, design and ict. Together with eight lectorates, joint labs and a large number of partners, practice-oriented research is carried out. The faculty employs about 1,100 staff (730 FTE).


Talent as our foundation, diversity as our strength

Can you imagine how dynamic that enormous diversity of personalities, backgrounds and perspectives is? Important too, because we believe that it is precisely thanks to that diversity that we perform better as an employer and a university of applied sciences of and for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. We aim to see Amsterdam’s diversity reflected in our workforce. And to be an organisation where every employee and student feels welcome, valued and at home. So whoever you are: you are most welcome!


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