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Business Engineering / Process Management, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (V39.4002)

Business Engineering / Process Management, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences of Eindhoven University of Technology has vacancies for Two Assistant Professors (each 1,0 fte) in Business Engineering / Business Process Management in the Information Systems Group.
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Faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences


The Information Systems Group performs research and teaches in business information systems, focusing on advanced support of business processes and business services, within and between organizations. Research aims at decision support systems, design and analysis tools, and information system architectures, data mining and intelligent systems development using advanced prototypes. The research approach is model-centric and engineering-oriented, integrating basic and applied research with contemporary real-world cases. Main application domains are the services industry, healthcare, supply chains and logistics, mobility, and high-tech manufacturing. The research of the group is organized in an open, topic-oriented, dynamic cluster structure. The group operates in both a strong international research network and an extensive international industry network, in which it participates in multiple European projects and organizes international conferences and workshops.

The assistant professors will initiate and perform high-quality research in the area of Business Engineering / Business Process Management; assist with coaching PhD students in this area; collaborate with external organizations to apply their research; teach and co-develop courses in the Bachelor and Master Programmes of the School of Industrial Engineering; initiate and contribute to externally funded research projects and perform academic service tasks within the department and the research community. They are eager to integrate insights from theory and industrial practice,and have a strong engineering approach to problem solving.

The assistant professor of Business Engineering has a broad research perspective, is interested in the methods and techniques for the development and implementation of (innovative) business solutions in cross-organizational contexts, considering the aspects of business models, business services, business processes, system architectures and (process-aware) information systems. The emphasis can be both on the technical design of business solutions and on their strategic, governance, human and cultural dimensions. The research contributes to the efforts of people and organizations to improve, innovate, and transform their business.

The assistant professor of Business Process Management performs research into techniques and software tools for the analysis and (re-)engineering of operational business processes. The focus can be on any aspect of business process management, including but not limited to (the formal background of) business process modelling, quantitative analysis of business processes, novel methods for business process (re)design, process mining and governance of business processes. With an embedding of the position in the school of Industrial Engineering, special attention will be paid to applications of the techniques and tools in domains such as high-tech manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and transportation.


The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in a relevant field such as information systems, computer science, business engineering of industrial engineering with IS specialization;
  • Published in international journals and conference proceedings of high quality;
  • Ability to teach, shown by experiences as a teaching assistant or lecturer and positive evaluations of these teachings efforts;
  • Creative and dedicated to (multidisciplinary) collaboration;
  • Good communication skills, excellent mastering of the English language.

We strongly encourage women to apply for this position as TU/e aims for gender-balance. 


  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department;
  • 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. If you have a more senior profile, you will receive a tailor-made career proposal.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.637 and € 4.978, based on a full-time appointment and depending on experience and knowledge. The salary is in accordance with scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (cao NU).
  • In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification 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 Labour 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, 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.

Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups. If no female candidate is found in the first six months of recruitment, this vacancy will be re-opened as a generic vacancy.

We are also open to application by candidates with some years of experience as assistant professor.

Informatie en sollicitatie


Further information with respect to the signature of the position is available from Dr. Oktay Turetken (o.turetken[at] and Dr. Remco Dijkman (r.m.dijkman[at] (or +31-40-2472290).

If you would like to discuss the positions at the upcoming BPM 2019 conference in Vienna, please contact Oktay Turetken at o.turetken[at]

Further information concerning employment conditions can be obtained from Susan Opgenoorth, HR advisor IE&IS, pz.ieis[at]

Your application must contain the following documents (all in English):

  • A letter of interest (2 pages max.), where you motivate your interest in this vacancy and explicitly explain in which ways you represent a good match;
  • An extensive curriculum vitae including a publication list and teaching evaluations (if any);
  • A teaching statement;
  • A research statement;
  • Contact details of references;

If you are interested, we invite you to apply before 31 August 2019. To apply click on the ‘’apply for this job’’ button at the top of the bottom of this vacancy text.