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Assistant Professor position for a Woman in Control Systems Technology

Assistant Professor position for a Woman in Control Systems Technology

Universitaire docent
Mechanical Engineering


At Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), we believe diversity broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our education. On top of our other vacancies, we currently also have an opening in our Irène Curie fellowship program. Our Irène Curie fellowship program is aimed to advance talented female researchers to thrive and be successful in top positions in science. The program addresses the aspirations and needs of women in industry, academia, and research institutes to support their ambition to become a Professor at our European top research university. 

TU/e is situated in the heart of Europe's leading innovative top technology region Brainport in the South-East of the Netherlands. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Control Systems Technology section at TU/e is an ambitious and inclusive department. A significant amount of research is done in close cooperation with large high-tech companies, such as Philips, ASML, DAF, NXP, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Canon, as well as many small/medium enterprises. 

We invite applications for a new faculty position at Assistant Professor level. Candidates in all areas related to our research group Control Systems Technology will be considered, including, but not limited to: 

  • Mechatronics and motion control
  • Systems and control
  • Optimization
  • Mechanical design
  • Model-based and data-based control
  • Physical modelling and identification of dynamical systems
  • Cyber-physical systems and systems engineering
  • Mechanical design and robotics for care and cure
  • Automotive powertrains, automated driving, and mobility
  • Control for energy systems and energy transition including solar fuels and plasma control

Do you want to join our open academic community? Do you want to set up your own, independent research line and team, while still being able to profit from the benefits that come with working together in research units? Then apply now! 

The position is open from July 13, 2021, and is open for women only in the framework of the Irène Curie Fellowship program of TU/e. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, and continue until the positions are filled, with the last date for applications being December 31st, 2021.  

You will be offered the opportunity to establish an independent research group in collaboration with colleagues within and outside our department and at national and international institutions. Substantial starting packages to kick-start your career in our department are available. We provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and an informal mentoring scheme to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.


  • Motivated researcher, with a successfully finished PhD.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated by a relevant PhD thesis and publications in high impact journals. 
  • 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. 


  • 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.  
  • As an Irène Curie Fellow, you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career.   
  • You will have direct 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.  
  • 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 daycare 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. 

The CST section has the vision that a fruitful synergy between the fields of systems and control, engineering design, and artificial intelligence will be a key enabler in taking on the future societal and industrial challenges in the fields of high-tech systems, mobility, sustainability and health. The section shows that fundamental research and education go hand in hand with societal and industrial valorization, as is demonstrated via innovative research projects directly with our industrial partners and the creation of multiple spin-off companies. Indeed, high-quality research and high-quality education are two sides of the same coin, and we educate many engineers for Dutch and international industries and universities. This vision is supported also by the success of our student teams (several times world champion robot soccer and the design of solar cars). The section has a broad funding base and a strong track record in attracting industrial funding and international collaborations, as well as personal grants.

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More information 

Questions regarding the scientific content can be directed to prof. Maurice Heemels, (m.heemels[at], prof. Maarten Steinbuch (m.steinbuch[at] or prof. Tom Oomen (t.a.e.oomen[at]

For information about terms of employment, please contact Cyndi Geurts, Recruiter, c.g.geurts[at] 

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We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'solliciteer nu'-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 and the contact information of three references. 
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages). 
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages). 

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.   

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary please combine files.