Assistant/Associate professor in Circular Polymer Materials
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry has a vacancy for an
Assistant/Associate professor in Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Professor, Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
TU Eindhoven (TU/e) is a mid-size technical university located in the heart
of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands. The Department of Chemical
Engineering and Chemistry at TU/e is renowned for its top research and
education in areas such as Sustainable Process Technology, Materials Chemistry
and Functional Materials. Our researchers focus on societal challenges
concerning energy, circular economy and next-generation adaptive materials
that will radically change our life. Technology is developed to manufacture
sustainable chemicals and fuels, to develop new materials to convert and store
energy, to synthesize recyclable polymers, and to design smart materials that
improve contact between humans and robots.
As part of a nation-wide initiative to stimulate the chemical and engineering
sciences, the department invites applications for a new faculty position in
the following area:
Circular polymer materials.
The field of polymeric materials requires a fundamental transition from
synthesis out of fossil-based feedstock and one-time use, to continuous re-use
of polymeric products. Besides reducing carbon footprint, this transition also
poses highly challenging academic research questions related to energy-
efficient polymerization and depolymerization processes in relation to
recyclability. The focus of this (assistant/associate professor) position
will be on (chemical) recycling of high-performance and engineering polymers
as well as designing novel polymeric structures more amenable to recycling,
including smart monomers that can switch between polymerized and depolymerized
states. The position will be embedded in a team of highly qualified
researchers working on supramolecular organic and polymer chemistry,
theoretical modeling and the development of new polymer materials. The
candidate should have an aspiration to establish an own research profile and
largely externally funded research program in collaboration with colleagues at
our department and at national and international institutions. We will support
the candidate with an substantial start-up package and access to local state-
of-the-art laboratories and facilities.
We encourage you to apply if you have a PhD degree in the relevant field and
at least two years of postdoctoral experience (industrial experience can
partially compensate for this requirement) and excellent research qualities,
as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals
and renowned conferences, and a relevant international network.
Conditions of employment
In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for
academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and a
dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the
Dutch (research) environment.
Female candidates are eligible for the Irene Curie fellowship.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement
for Dutch Universities.
Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus
a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical
infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes).
Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career
Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international
spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports
Information and application
For further information on this vacancy you can contact prof.dr. Zeljko
z.tomovicattue.nl, + 31 40 2475294.
For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Mr. L. van
Houten, HR-advisor, l.v.houtenattue.nl
Please visit www. tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!
If you are interested in this position, we invite you to submit a complete
application which should include:
a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
a curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references
a list of five self-selected ‘best publications'
a description of your scientific interests and plans (up to 4 pages)
a statement of your teaching goals and experience (up to 2 pages)
Review of applications will start as soon as applications are received and
will continue until the position has been filled. You can only use the
'apply now'-button on this page.
We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.
Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If
necessary please combine files.
For those who know suitable candidates: please send a message to the Dean of
the department: the department board will then channel the recruitment