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Assistant Professor in Power Electronics

Assistant Professor in Power Electronics

Aanstellingsfunctie(s)
Universitaire docent
Faculteit(en)
Electrical Engineering
FTE
1,0
Sluitdatum
28/02/2021
Aanvraagnummer
V36.4757

Functieomschrijving

Would you love the opportunity to contribute to scientific innovations and break-throughs, especially for grid-related power electronics and renewable energy applications? As a newly appointed faculty member, you will be working in the Power Electronics Laboratory Eindhoven, which is a division of the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Both your research quality and your educational skills are very important. You will develop and teach Power Electronics courses at both undergraduate and graduate level

The position is open immediately, but the start date is flexible.

TU/e research towards 2030

TU/e is a highly ranked university in both research and teaching. Fundamental and application-inspired research are equally valued. TU/e is often ranked exceptionally high based on scientific co-publications with industry and the impact of its scientific research.

TU/e has identified Complex ‘High Tech Systems’ and ‘Renewable Energy’ as two of the key multi-disciplinary research opportunities in the taskforce TU/e 2030.  Power Electronics plays an enabling role in these domains.  Various research groups at Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, and other departments of TU/e have been active and visible within these areas and their applications. There is an ongoing initiative, both at the university level and the department level, to strengthen the research and education in these directions

Job description

We are looking for top candidates in Power Electronics who are interested in contributing to scientific innovations and break-throughs, especially for grid-related power electronics and renewable energy applications, as well as contributing to our educational portfolio. The new Assistant Professor will join the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group and collaborate intensively with its other members, where (s)he will participate in mixed academic/industrial research activity. From the candidate, we expect a research potential that will enable the group to develop and sustain an internally and externally funded research program. You are expected to publish your research findings in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the growth of Eindhoven University of Technology. Additionally, candidates are expected to contribute to our teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In this respect you will develop and teach Power Electronics-related courses.

Electromechanics and Power Electronics group (EPE)

The research in Power Electronics that is carried out in the group is challenging, with subjects that include for example, high-precision and high performance power converters, drive and grid applications, advanced modelling and control of power electronics, automotive-related power conversion, and medium voltage power electronics. The capacity group currently consists of 2 professors (1 appointed per 2021), 1 associate professor, 7 assistant professors, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 17 PhD students, 4 PDEng students and 3 technicians. The EPE group has a strong connection with local industry, which is underlined by the presence of 18 part-time professors from industry. The group has one of the most advanced electro-mechanic and power electronics laboratories in the Netherlands (680+ m2 floor space) and contains state of the art facilities for testing and validation of electro-mechanical and power electronic systems. Besides the research laboratory, the group also has a dedicated educational laboratory at its disposal.

Functie-eisen

  • PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, with specialization in Power Electronics.
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in development of power electronics, either in an industrial or, an academic environment.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated by a relevant PhD thesis and publications in high impact journals.
  • A clear vision on the future of power electronics research and your own contribution to it.
  • Ability to teach or assist in the teaching process, shown by experience as well as positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience in acquiring external research funding from (inter-)national funding bodies or, industry is an asset.
  • Excellent proficiency (written and verbal) in English. Knowledge of Dutch or another European language is a plus.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming associate professor. After a maximum of 4 years the tenure decision will be made. 
  • Female candidates are eligible for the Irene Curie fellowship.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is a top-ranking Dutch university that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a number 1 position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.

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More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
dr. Henk Huisman (h.huisman[at]tue.nl) or prof.dr. Elena Lomonova (e.lomonova[at]tue.nl).

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Cyndi Geurts, Recruiter, c.g.geurts[at]tue.nl, +31 621167031.

Are you inspired to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs.

Application

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now' button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).
  • Contact information of three references.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.  

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