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Senior Recruiter - Interim

Senior Recruiter - Interim

Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Human Resources Management
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Job description

Are you at heart a recruiter, and looking to challenge yourself with a unique assignment? We would love to have you join us as we search for new professors while one of our colleagues is on maternity leave. You will be dedicated to our Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics and Computer Science departments.

As an experienced recruiter, together with our academic staff and HR advisors, you will be challenged to attract scientific staff from all over the world.  You will actively search for qualified academic candidates (assistant, associate, and full professors) on a global scale. Your passion for searching and sourcing passive candidates will contribute to your success.  You will be involved in pre-selection and will interview candidates. Additionally, your drive for achievement will help to ensure that your hiring managers are engaged and committed throughout the entire process.

The Talent Attraction team started in March 2019. Eindhoven University of Technology was the first university in the Netherlands to setup a dedicated recruitment team. Since 2019 many other universities in the Netherlands have followed with in-house recruitment.  The market for professors globally is competitive, which is part of the driving factor for adding the functional expertise of recruitment to HR.  As a member of the TA team, you will have the opportunity to further professionalize and expand recruitment within the university.

Our organization                                                                 

The HR Department initiates, advises and supports the TU/e organization and TU/e employees in the full width of the HR field, varying from expert HR advice on individual personnel issues to organizational development. Our priorities, related to TU/e Strategy 2030 are: recruitment, academic leadership, vitality, diversity & inclusion, safety and career development for both academic and support staff. The HR Department consists of approximately 90 colleagues. 

The Talent Attraction team currently consists of four employees (project lead/recruiter, one other recruiter, project coordinator, and recruitment officer). The team currently provides support for 5 out of the 9 departments (Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering) within the university.

Job requirements

We are looking for a colleague (24–32 hours/week) who likes to contribute to a high-quality professional service in an informal and personal culture:

  • You have a minimum of 10 years of recruiting experience, preferably also including executive search;
  • You have a passion for searching and sourcing for passive candidates
  • You show guts, determination, and patience;
  • You have a structured approach;
  • You are a team worker;
  • You have a master degree, preferably in a technical field;
  • You have excellent verbal and written skills in English (C level) and Dutch;
  • Preferably you have experience within the context of government institutions or, academia.

Information and application

About Us

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is ranked as one of the most innovative universities located in the heart of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands, the Brainport region. The unique positioning in one of Europe’s leading tech regions also means excellent job opportunities for spouses. TU/e actively facilitates career opportunities for partners of successful candidates. Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, and including suburbs, it has about 420,000 inhabitants.

Our training and research programs are highly regarded, and we foster close relationships with companies, organizations, and research institutes in the Brainport region and beyond. Fundamental and applied research are equally valued here. The high rank of the TU/e is due to the impact of its scientific research and also to its scientific co-publications with industry. TU/e is a social and inspiring university with a vibrant culture. Surrounded by people who share your scientific ambitions, we translate our basic research into meaningful solutions. The TU/e currently has nine departments, with over 11,000 students in total.

More information and application

For more information about the position, please contact Cyndi Geurts, TA Project Lead, c.g.geurts[at]

You can respond to this vacancy via our application page by clicking on the button "Apply for this job". Please also include a letter of motivation.