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Assistant Professor Reliability, Maintenance and Service Logistics (32/38 hours)


Location Enschede
Function types Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
Scientific fields Engineering, Economics, Behaviour and Society
Hours 38.0 hours per week
Salary € 3427 - € 5330
Education Doctorate
Job number 906438
About employer University of Twente (UT)

Job description

We seek to fill a position in Reliability, Maintenance and Service Logistics at the level of an assistant professor. Within the department a line of research is strongly based in quantitative decision making in both a deterministic and stochastic context, and exploits models and techniques from deterministic and stochastic Operations Research, multi-agent systems, discrete event simulation and game theory. You are expected to collaborate intensively with researchers in social, engineering and mathematics and computer science and with external (industrial) partners. We expect you to:

  • Conduct research in Reliability Engineering, Maintenance and/or service logistics
  • Participate actively in existing research projects with internal and external (both academic and industrial) partners
  • (co-)teach and coordinate courses in the Bachelor and Master programs of Industrial Engineering and Management, in particular in a bachelor module on Supply Chain Management, a master course on Reliability and Engineering Management and on topics related to Stochastic Models in Production and Service Logistics
  • supervise bachelor and master students during their thesis research
  • contribute towards the supervision of PhD students
  • be active in acquiring externally funded research projects
  • be a strong team player

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with a Doctoral degree (PhD) and research experience using quantitative or technology intensive research methods. We value a track record in research linking knowledge of ICT and expertise in a business domain (supply chain, health care, financial services). You have teaching experience, demonstrable didactic qualities and experience in student supervision. You have a record of high quality articles in reputed peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences. You also have affinity with and preferably experience in working in a multidisciplinary environment. You are comfortable connecting technology and business and have a strong entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. Ideal candidates fit the university‘s high tech-human touch profile. While having expertise in state-of-the art technological concepts, you can position developments within a broader social science context (relating to industrial engineering, business and IT and international business). We are looking for someone with excellent communication and language skills and the ability and eagerness to be involved in commissioned research. Possession of the UTQ qualification or its equivalent is preferred; otherwise the University will fully support you in obtaining UTQ within a (maximum) period of 3 years. Due to our goal to obtain a healthy gender balance, we particularly encourage women to apply.
For more information on this positions please contact prof.dr. J. van Hillegersberg, chair of IEBIS, email:, phone: +31-53-4893513. To apply for this position, please fill in the application form by using the link below. Also indicate your preferences regarding the two positions. Please include a full resume possibly with references, before June 1, 2017.

Conditions of employment

We offer very challenging positions in an inspiring environment. You will be appointed as assistant professor, preferably in a full-time position and at least for 32 hours a week for an initial period of two years, with prospects of a permanent position upon good performance. The department and faculty support excellence and growth in research and teaching. We are committed to supporting your career development. The salary scale, depending on your actual experience, ranges from € 3.427 to € 5.330 gross per month, based upon the job profile of Assistant Professor, level 2 or 1. You are entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary plus an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Next to this, the University of Twente offers several attractive conditions, like extensive professional development opportunities and a high degree of responsibility.


The University of Twente. We stand for science and technology, high tech, 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 programs. 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 Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through ‘social engineering‘ these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

Closing date: 01.06.2017
Closing date: 1 June 2017 Erschienen auf am 05.05.2017
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