Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e): Where innovation starts, and people matter! TU/e is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, this spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. We foster an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives.
TU/e offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Our educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents. Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. We push the limits of science, which puts us at the forefront of rapidly emerging areas of research.
Eindhoven University of Technology combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. We understand things by making them and we make things by understanding them.
Our campus is in the center of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. Globally, we stand out when it comes to collaborating with advanced industries.
Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations. The TU/e puts emphasis on knowledge valorization: research results are translated into successful innovations and serve as a basis for creating new products, processes and enterprises.
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 and 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.
The ID Labs support researchers and students with their research and educational activities. It consists of multiple laboratories: Generic Make-Labs, Specific Make-Labs and Research Labs. The department has the ambition to transition the labs in an even more research oriented direction. To guide and accelerate this transition the department of Industrial Design is looking for an ID Labs Coordinator.
To be successful in this position we are looking for the following qualities:
For information about this position, please contact drs.ing. Jos Hermus, Managing Director of the Industrial Design department, email j.hermus[at]tue.nl.
For information concerning employment conditions, click here or contact Industrial Design HR, at hrservices.id[at]tue.nl.
Applications and interview process
Please send your application via the apply-now button and upload the following documents:
Review of applications will take place in week 36. First interviews will take place in week 38 and 39 on Mondays. If applicable a second interview will take place in week 40.