Lecturer Industrial Design (0.2-0.5 fte)

Eindhoven University of Technology
August 11, 2024
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Lecturer Industrial Design (0.2-0.5 fte)

The University of Eindhoven seeks to appoint, with immediate effect, multiple (junior) lecturers (0.2 - 0.5 FTE) in the Department of Industrial Design (ID), with an outlook on a permanent contract.


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Job description

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 facing nowadays.

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 electives:

  • 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.

    We are looking for colleagues with a strong affinity with teaching, who can help us in providing our education. You will be working in close collaboration with teams of senior lecturers to jointly provide bachelor and master courses. Your responsibilities will include (co-)coordinating courses and squads, giving lectures, tutorials and workshops, and performing various supportive educational tasks, such as marking assignments and acting as assessor. ID Squads offer students challenge-based learning activities in different themes relating to the research and education expertise of the department.

    You will be part of a team of teachers that deepens and broadens the teaching capacity of the permanent scientific staff with:

  • Knowledge about industrial design to support in important basic courses of the curriculum and internship coaching;
  • Specific knowledge and skills to support specific courses and skills training in squad education, including but not limited to business and entrepreneurship, data and programming skills, aesthetics, materials, design tools and methods, etc.
  • In addition, you will have the opportunity to follow the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) Training. Once the UTQ training is successfully accomplished and the education evaluation is positive, your contract can be turned to permanent.

    Job requirements
  • A master's degree or PhD in Industrial Design.
  • Continued working experiences outside TU/e related to at least two areas of product /service design, design engineering, user experience design, strategic design, data driven design, social design and etc..
  • Demonstrable affinity and/or experience with teaching or teaching-related tasks.
  • Good communication skills in English.
  • Good organizational skills and a proactive work orientation.
  • Conditions of employment
  • Part-time employment as Lecturer (UFO profile: Teacher) for 0,2 - 0,5 fte.
  • Temporary employment for 1 year via Euflex with an outlook on a permanent contract.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor 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.
  • Information and application

    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Annaluisa Franco, ESA Manager Industrial Design [email protected] and/or dr. Lu Yuan, Program Director Industrial Design, [email protected].

    Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. or contact HR Services Industrial Design, [email protected].

    Are you inspired to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit www. tue.nl/jobs


    We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.

    The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Please specify which generic and specific skills you can add to the department.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Teaching evaluations (if available).
  • 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.

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