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University of Twente

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) Biomedical Design


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40.0 hours per week
€ 3068 - € 6349
University of Twente (UT)

Job description

Within the Faculty of Engineering Technology, the Department of Biomechanical Engineering is specialised in the application area of Biomedical Technology, integrating the tools of several mechanical engineering disciplines in the study of aspects of human functioning. The Department has strong research lines in biorobotics, human-machine interfacing and the mechanics of biological tissue. The Department of Design, Production & Management focuses on research, education and application of the broad industrial design process, ranging from the analysis of context and users to the realization of products and product service systems. The Department applies and advances conceptual and empirical methods of design research and contributes to knowledge on the design of business models, production, sustainability, human-product interaction, and co-creation. The Department is the main contributor to Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente. Both departments have access to excellent infrastructure, such as the DesignLab (www.utwente.nl/designlab/) or the VR-Lab (www.vrlab.ctw.utwente.nl).

At the cross-roads of Biomechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering, there is a vacancy for a tenure track position where the applicant is allowed to develop her/his research lines in Biomechanical Design Engineering. The candidate is invited to explore new (bio inspired) design methodologies, for industrial or biomedical applications, based on modern materials and technologies.

We invite excellent, ambitious, innovative and entrepreneurial candidates to apply for a position at assistant or associate level. The Faculty of Engineering Technology focuses on the grand challenges of the future. The key areas are Health, Maintenance and Smart Cities. We are looking for inspiring academics who would like to strengthen the quality of our research and education standards.


The candidates we are looking for are able to operate at the crossroad of different disciplines, and have excellent social, communication, leadership and coaching skills. We expect the applicants to have a PhD in technical sciences and a track record in relevant publications and acquired funding. Furthermore, he/she has proved to be an inspiring and creative teacher. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

Information and application
For additional information regarding this position, you can contact Prof.dr.ir. H.F.J.M. Koopman: h.f.j.m.koopman@utwente.

As a part of the motivation letter, the applicant should write a vision statement on excellent research and education, including the link the candidate sees with the ongoing research, the key areas of the Faculty and the educational programs of the Faculty. The statement should especially describe how the candidate’s portfolio fits within the Departments Biomechanical Engineering and/or Design, Production & Management.

You can submit your application, including a recent CV and your vision statement, before February 19th, 2017, using the link below.

Conditions of employment

We offer a fulltime position for a maximum period of seven years with the intention to grant tenure after a positive final evaluation. In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities the gross monthly salary for an Assistant Professor will range from € 3.068,- to € 5.330,- and is up to a maximum of € 6.349,- for an Associate Professor, depending on experience and qualifications. In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus), excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE, and IGS.


Closing date: 19.02.2017
Closing date: 19 February 2017 Erschienen auf academics.de am 26.01.2017
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