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Assistant Professor in Design and Manufacturing

Are you a passionate researcher with interest and profound knowledge in the exciting and future oriented field of design engineering and manufacturing? That’s great because the Department of Design, Production and Management within the Faculty Engineering Technology of the University of Twente has several openings for assistant professors.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 3,974 - € 6,181
  • Deadline 2 Sep 2022

The challenge

Are you a passionate researcher with interest and profound knowledge in the exciting and future oriented field of design engineering and manufacturing? That’s great because the Department of Design, Production and Management within the Faculty Engineering Technology of the University of Twente has several openings for assistant professors around topics like:

In both research and education you’ll work on innovative technologies, methods and tools to eventually improve the design, manufacturing, operation and circularity of future products and services. While aiming at a sustainable society this explicitly includes the consideration of technical, economic, environmental as well as social aspects. Utilizing advanced opportunities through digitalization is a key aspect.

Your passion and expertise is wanted to support research and education. This includes the development and set up of innovative solutions within our own learning and research factories but also in industrial contexts. Specific fields of action within this position include:

Your profile

  • We are looking for a highly motivated, positive and hardworking researcher with a PhD degree and expertise related to the positions mentioned above
  • You have a relevant engineering background (e.g. manufacturing, design & development) but also skills in areas like information and communication technology (hardware, software/ programming), data analytics/machine learning and modelling/assessment of technical systems
  • We seek candidates with good team spirit and multidisciplinary curiosity, who like to work in an internationally oriented environment where many cultures meet
  • Proficiency in English is a requirement

Our offer

  • We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment on an attractive and green campus with lots of facilities for sports and leisure.
  • The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.
  • A fulltime position for 1 year, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation;
  • A gross salary between € 3.974,- and € 6.181,- per month, depending on experience and qualifications. The salary is in accordance with Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a solid pension scheme;
  • 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

Please include an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply, a detailed CV (resume) and a publication list. Please indicate clearly which of the topics you’re preferring and why.

You can apply until 2nd of September 2022. For selected candidates we plan to conduct a first round of online interviews on September 16th or September 20th.

For more information please contact Prof. Sebastian Thiede, Chair of Manufacturing Systems, s.thiede@utwente.nl .

Women are explicitly asked to apply for this position. This is part of the University of Twente’s strategy to increase the proportion of women among its faculty and to create a working environment that is diverse and inclusive and supportive of excellence in research and teaching.

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About the organization

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

About The Faculty ET

Curious about what the Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) stands for? Check out the ET website for more information.

A job that matters

Create new opportunities for yourself, your colleagues and our society. Scientist or teacher, administrator or facilitator, thinker or doer, energetic leader or silent support – your work at the University of Twente matters. And you too!

How to apply

Step 1

Apply.
When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

Selection.
The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

Want to know more

Thiede, S. (Sebastian)

Thiede, S. (Sebastian)
Full Professor, Chair of Manufacturing Systems

Thiede, S. (Sebastian)
Full Professor, Chair of Manufacturing Systems

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