Knowledge Security Manager

Eindhoven University of Technology
July 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:€ 5.247
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Knowledge Security Manager


Non academic staff (supporting staff)

Irène Curie Fellowship



General Affairs



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Job description

Knowledge Security Manager Are you looking for a challenging new position in which you lead Eindhoven University of Technology in the Knowledge Security domain and help us balance academic freedom, open science, internationalization, and the safe handling of knowledge? Then you are much needed as our Knowledge security manager.

Academic freedom and open science form the bedrock of our university. At the same time, we are aware that, in the ever-changing global political climate, risks are associated with international collaboration. TU/e's principle is that we share knowledge where possible and protect it where necessary. This balance is the domain of Knowledge Security, which encompasses (1) preventing unwanted knowledge transfer with negative consequences for national security and Dutch innovation power, (2) the covert influence of higher education by state actors, which can lead to forms of (self)censorship and infringement of academic freedom, and (3) ethical issues that may be associated with cooperation with countries where fundamental rights are not respected.

The Knowledge security manager will report to director General Affairs. The Knowledge security manager will set up and professionalize a one-stop-shop for staff and students. You work on the implementation of the National Knowledge Safety Guideline and take care of the further development, implementation, and monitoring of TU/e's Knowledge Security policy.

Other duties include:

  • Setting up an efficient and effective organization for the topic of Knowledge Security that encompasses the whole TU/e organization (from strategy to operations).
  • Building the capability of new and existing services to analyze potential Knowledge Security questions, events and develop KPIs and metrics.
  • Presenting structured updates to the Executive Board, including but not limited to, summarizing activities related to program timeline and deliverables.
  • Developing, promoting, and aligning the Knowledge Security program across all TU/e stakeholders.
  • Functioning as the primary contact person for external parties with requests related to Knowledge Security.
  • Representing the TU/e position on Knowledge Security on external platforms, such as the UNL working group.
  • Creating awareness among senior management, staff and students about Knowledge Security topics. Communicating complex knowledge security issues in a way that is understandable to a variety of audiences across the university.
  • Job requirements
  • Academic working and thinking level, with a completed education and/or affinity in the field of internationalization, political science, criminology, security policy or risk management.
  • Minimum of two years relevant experience within Knowledge Security and at least five years of experience in leading large and complex projects, preferably in an academic environment.
  • You have proven experience in advising, implementing, and coordinating processes and projects.
  • You are able to think strategically and analytically, but also know how to translate this into concrete actions where you know how to get the organization moving.
  • You show initiative and entrepreneurship and are creative. Organizational and managerial sensitivity comes naturally to you.
  • You have an attitude of integrity and are able to handle confidential information.
  • You have an excellent command of the Dutch and English (C1 level) language in word and writing.
  • If you are worried that you do not meet all the requirements, or that you might be overqualified for the job, but the job interests you, be sure to respond, we will be happy to look at your profile.

    Conditions of employment

    A super-exciting position within an international yet warm and friendly university. You are right in the middle of the staff and students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central train station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. The function also offers a high degree of diversity and independence within the team. This vacancy concerns a full-time position (with an availability of at least 32 hours).

    We also offer you:

  • A monthly salary of minimum € 5.247,to maximum € 6.737,- for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 12 collective labor agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.
  • Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

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    About TU/e

    TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of close to 7,000 employees and 13,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

    More information

    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact Robert van der Drift, [email protected].

    For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact HR Services Support Units [email protected] or +31 40 247 2421.

    Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


    If you are interested, please use the ‘apply' button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

    Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable. We look forward to receiving your application!

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