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Tenure Track Position at the Faculty of Science and Technology


Location Enschede
Function types Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering
Hours 38.0 hours per week
Salary € 3427 - € 4691
Education Doctorate
Job number 885822
About employer University of Twente (UT)

Job description

To improve the representation of women in senior academic positions the University of Twente introduced the University of Twente Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Tenure Track program (UTWIST4). This program aims at excellent female scientists looking for a challenging and attractive career path. In this program we are opening a vacancy for a:

TENURE TRACK Position at the Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente seeks outstanding female applicants for a tenure-track position. The tenure track position is open to highly talented women who hold a doctoral degree, have postdoc experience and excellent potential for a successful scientific career in the areas of Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology or Health and Biomedical Technologies. Depending on your background and experience together with you we will search for the right positioning in the Faculty.

You are expected to develop your own research line and (in time) research group, which also involves acquiring external funding, of particular interest in this are the NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (VENI/VIDI/VICI) and the European Research Council grants.

You will be involved in the teaching program of the faculty and you are also invited to transfer your own specific expertise to the master programs. As part of the tenure track you will be offered a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) program.

The intention of this tenure track is that, after a maximum period of six years, you enter into permanent employment as associated professor and progress further in the organization towards full professorship.

For more information about the tenure track system at the University of Twente we refer you to the following document: www.utwente.nl/hr/en/career-professional-development/talent-development/tenure-track/


We are looking for a highly talented scientist with a PhD in one of the mentioned fields. You are expected to be a pro-active individual, ready and capable to create links between your own research area and the multi-disciplinary context at the University of Twente. We expect you to have a publishing record of acknowledged quality, and the ambition and potential to acquire personal research grants in the Netherlands and from EU. Preferably you have proven didactic skills and experience in teaching or you have the interest and capacity to become an excellent teacher.

Information and application:

For further information you may contact our HR Manager, Drs. Annet Hogeling a.e.j.hogeling@utwente.nl / +31 534894269) for procedural and organizational issues or Professor dr. ir. J.W.M. (Hans) Hilgenkamp, Dean of the Faculty, for content issues email: j.w.m.hilgenkamp@utwente.nl/+534896950).

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research and teaching statement, and three names of potential references) can be submitted online (www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en/ ) before February 17th, 2017 to the University of Twente, for the attention of Prof.dr.ir. J.W.M. Hilgenkamp, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Conditions of employment

The tenure track position is for a maximum of 6 years. After a successful completion of this track you will continue in a permanent position at the University of Twente.

During your tenure track term your performance will be evaluated regularly. Goal of these evaluations is to keep track of your progress, and to help you focus on maximum development of your scientific and education goals. Criteria for evaluation comprise; a strong track record of publications, evaluation of teaching capacities and a demonstrated ability to acquire research funding and to achieve an international network and reputation. Shortly after your start you and your supervisors will set up a plan aimed at the successful completion of your tenure track.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis at the start of your appointment will range between € 3.427,- to € 4.691,- gross per month. Your starting salary may vary, depending on your background. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,3 %.

We offer other excellent terms of employment, such as: Professional and personal development programs, including mentoring; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues in an organization in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda; a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaboration with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.


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.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+ and MIRA. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.


Closing date: 17.02.2017
Closing date: 17 February 2017 Erschienen auf academics.de am 08.02.2017
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