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Full Professor Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente is currently seeking to appoint a full professor in the area of asset management & maintenance engineering. The position contributes to research and education in the Department Design, Production & Management and the Asset Management and Maintenance Innovation Centre.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 6,099 - € 8,881
  • Deadline 8 Sep 2022

In realising the university’s motivation to contribute to ‘sustainable society’, asset management and maintenance engineering plays an important role as it links engineering research and education to the areas of life cycle management of capital assets. The research chair will strengthen the department's research profile by focussing on new asset & maintenance engineering theories, methodologies and tools, at the intersection of smart asset management and smart operations management.

Job Description

You will be working on diverse technologies in design, production and life cycle management of capital assets, requiring advanced maintenance and operations engineering expertise as well as an understanding of life cycle analysis and decision making. You are expected to have a strong background in engineering and production or related fields, to have a good track record in research, and be a motivated and experienced teacher. You have a broad network in the maintenance domain of the Dutch capital asset industry.

We seek candidates who will initiate an independent and creative research programme and who will cover all parts of the Department of Design, Production & Management: the whole asset life cycle from Ideation & Concept Development to Design & Engineering, Construction, Implementation, Operations and Maintenance to decommissioning.

You will play a key role in strengthening collaboration between the department and other research units at the university as well as with established industries. At the intersection of industry and science dissemination of findings takes place by lifelong learning master classes.

You will be involved in existing core undergraduate and graduate courses as well as new innovative courses. You will supervise doctoral students and contribute to knowledge transfer in the broad field of maintenance engineering and life cycle management.  In more detail, educational contributions are expected in the field of design methodologies and introduction strategies of capital assets, risk analysis, usability, design verification and validation, maintenance, prognostics and health monitoring as well as application of AR/VR in maintenance execution.

Your profile

  • You have a doctoral degree and expertise in a relevant field
  • You have a passion for teaching and for developing inspiring and engaging education (you hold a University Teaching Qualification for Dutch Universities, a similar qualification, or are willing to obtain this)
  • Be an inspiring mentor and coach to junior researchers
  • Demonstrate the ability to pursue and develop the existing research line, evidenced by an outstanding publication record and a proven track of attracting external funding
  • Be able to interconnect science and industry
  • You have strong communication, organisation, and interpersonal skills focused on inspiring and motivating co-workers
  • You have a strong proficiency in English

Our offer

  • The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with passionate colleagues in which internationalisation is an important part of the strategic agenda
  • A full-time position as full professor with a gross salary between €6.099 and € 8.881 per month (depending on experience and qualifications) and solid pension scheme
  • Excellent research facilities and the possibility to work with other departments
  • An international work environment;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,3%
  • A minimum of 29 holidays in case of fulltime employment, and possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • Professional and personal development programmes.
  • Family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid) and career support for partners

Information and application

Please submit your application, including your CV, list of publications and vision statement, before September 9, 2022.

For further inquiries potentially interested candidates should feel free to contact prof.dr.ir. H.F.J.M. (Bart) Koopman; Dean Faculty of Engineering Technology; email: h.f.j.m.koopman@utwente.nl; tel: +31 (53) 489 3294 (489 2550).

Applications will be considered by the recruitment committee and preliminarily shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited for informal online conversations with the University, after which a formal shortlist of candidates will be invited for a live interview and campus visits.

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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.

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

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

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2nd interview.
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If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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Koopman, H.F.J.M. (Bart)

Koopman, H.F.J.M. (Bart)
Dean, faculty Engineering Technology, Professor Biomechanical Engineering

Koopman, H.F.J.M. (Bart)
Dean, faculty Engineering Technology, Professor Biomechanical Engineering

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