The University of Twente (UT) invites highly motivated and hardworking
senior researchers with an excellent track record to apply for the position of
full professor in Power Electronics (PE) within the Faculty of Electrical
Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.
We offer a challenging position in a stimulating, enthusiastic, diverse, and
international academic environment. You will have a high degree of
independence and responsibility, while collaboration, both internally and
externally, is strongly encouraged. Power Electronics & EMC (PE) is a young
and growing research group at the University of Twente, established by
combining power electronics expertise that the late Prof. Braham Ferreira
brought along with the existing leading-edge EMC activities.
Your research will focus on power electronics components, converters and
The position calls for a senior researcher with broad experience and
vision to be able to lead the broad activities and expertise in the group
— from basic technology (power semiconductor devices, packaging) to
integration of power electronics in systems (battery-enabled systems,
energy access, mobility) including EMC and measurements aspects.
You will play a central role in teaching power electronics to students of
You will lead the PE group within our university, consisting of 6.1 fte
scientific staff members and currently close to 30 PhD students.
The Dutch government has invested significant funds to boost science &
engineering research and education in The Netherlands (Sector Plan). The
UT has chosen Power Electronics as a focus point for allocating these
The PE group's research is embedded in the recently established Centre for
Energy Innovation at the UT, within the research programs Advanced Battery
Technology and Digitalization of Energy Systems.
Candidates we seek:
hold a PhD degree and a research background in power electronics;
have a strong publication record and a high standing in the field and a
track record of leading scientific research;
have a vision on future developments and a passion to teach at
undergraduate and graduate levels;
are active in academic and industrial networks for acquiring research
funding, and have ambition and experience in working closely with several
possess a (equivalent of) basic qualification in teaching for Dutch
universities ('UTQ'), or willingness to acquire this;
have strong collaborative capabilities, management, administration, and
have passion to develop the research agenda of the PE group and to
initiate, extend and maintain collaboration at departmental, national and
is an inspiring and excellent leader who is able to successfully work in a
multidisciplinary research field.
Are you up for the challenge to lead both the research as well as teaching on
this state of the art technology?
The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour
Agreement for Universities (CAO) and include:
A fulltime tenured position as Professor with a maximum salary of €10.106
gross per month, based on experience and qualifications;
A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus
A minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a
formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40
hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual
Possibilities to save up holiday days for sabbatical leave;
A solid pension scheme;
A startup package;
Excellent working conditions, support for research and facilities for
professional and personal development.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Send your application until September
1 , via the 'Apply now' button below and include:
A curriculum vitae (including, list of publications, research and
teaching statement and three names of potential references).
A cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications
for the position.
About the department
Power electronics is nowadays found in almost every system where electricity
is used for computing, communication, renewable energy harvesting and
transportation. It is a key technology for improving energy efficiency and
reduce CO2 emissions.
Many of our projects involve integrating power electronic converters in
systems dealing with modelling and optimizing the interaction between the
components; such as batteries, solar cells, electrical machines and
electromechanical actuators. Working as an engineer in real life you will
often have to solve problems related to power quality, electromagnetic
compatibility and overheating while tuning the system for best performance.
Our research focuses on battery electronics, conducted and radiated
electromagnetic interference and power electronic packaging as well as on
physical layer of communication systems. One special theme of the program is
small solar systems with battery storage to provide off-grid electric services
to 3 billion people living in energy poverty. It is a challenging research
field because it not only requires innovative and reliable technology, but the
solutions need to be sustainable from a socio-economical point of view.
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About the organization
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
(EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute
to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With
ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our
role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers
of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that
aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together
intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and
abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and
funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and
internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT
research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society
University of Twente (UT)
University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new
vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of
technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy
and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at
maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable
utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the
development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open,
inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we
do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on
our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five
distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised
technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world
with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a
As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as
a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our
society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is
changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and
entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices,
for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.