Assistant / Associate Professor Designing for large groups and communities
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
The Department of Industrial Design (ID) is one of the nine departments
of TU/e and has an internationally leading position because of its core
commitment to research through design (RtD) and its strikingly original
conceptual work. ID's ambition is to be recognized as one of the top
departments in the world that conduct exciting research in the intersection of
Design, Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, and Social Sciences and
Humanities. In particular, the department aims to inspire and educate a new
generation of design engineers who can contribute with their novel designs,
their fluency in AI/ML algorithms and data, and their academic critical
questioning, to the imminent and complex societal challenges our world is
The ID education program is competence-centered, self-directed and
challenged-based. ID focuses on educating students to design through five
different perspectives (called Expertise Areas), through core courses and
Math, data and computing.
User and society.
Technology and realization.
Business and entrepreneurship.
Creativity and aesthetics.
Students also learn to make connections between the different perspectives
within project groups called squads. In addition, the ID education curriculum
encourages and empowers students to take the ownership of their personal and
professional development. Supported by their academic coaches, through ID
curriculum and their personal, industrial and research projects, students
develop a unique competence of designing and related design approaches
individually. Next to self-directed learning and competence development, the
educational model of ID is challenge-based. ID students work together on
challenging and authentic projects in which multiple perspectives or
disciplines are incorporated to solve the challenge (for example by working
within interdisciplinary groups) using an entrepreneurial mindset.
At the Industrial Design department we have two research groups: Systemic
Change and Future Everyday.
We are looking for aspiring assistant / associate professors who will help us
develop an ambitious research program developing expertise in the following
areas (click on link for a more detailed vacancy description):
Designing for large groups and communities
Information visualization and physicalisation
Designing actuation in interactive devices and systems.
On-body sensing and edge AI
New materials for post human-centred design
Impact of designing for societies.
For the other vacancies 2 until 8, please see the website.
Motivated researcher, with a PhD in Design, HCI, Computer Science,
Mechanical Engineering or other related disciplines.
Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected by
Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed
vision on teaching and learning in your own discipline.
Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary
Effective communication and leadership skills, including coaching and
mentoring of students and staff or leading a project.
Excellent proficiency (written and verbal) in English.
Experience in acquiring grants will strengthen your application.
Conditions of employment
A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an
interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work
on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train
station. In addition, we offer you:
A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming Associate
Professor. If you have a more senior profile, a tailor-made career
proposal will be considered.
The opportunity to focus your career on education, research, or impact.
You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the
strategic objectives of the university.
Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch
Universities, scale 11-12 (min. €3.821,- max. €5.943,-) for Assistant
Professors and 13-14 for Associate Professors (min. €5.294,- max.
A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and
the Dutch (research) environment.
High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and
Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from
home and internet costs.
A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as is
a tax compensation scheme (the 30% Facility) and Partner Career Support.
Information and application
Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking
university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-
on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a
top-5-position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental
knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of
today and tomorrow.
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Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the prof.dr. Lin-Lin Chen, Dean of Industrial Design,
Visit our website for more information about the application process or the
terms of employment. You can also contact Cyndi Geurts, Recruiter,
c.g.geurtsattue.nl or +31 621167031.
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Please apply on the page of your preferred vacancy.
The application should include a:
Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for
Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact
information of three references.
Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).
The vacancy will close September 20th. CV screening will take place until
September 30th. Interviews will take place in October and November, on Monday
afternoons or Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Job offers are expected to be
sent in December and January.