Lecturer (1.0 fte) in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (V39.3309)

Lecturer (1.0 fte) in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences


The School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology is one of the longest-established engineering schools in Europe, with a strong presence in the international research and education community, especially in the field of Innovation Management & Technology Entrepreneurship, which are at the core of the undergraduate BSc program. The undergraduate (bachelor) program in industrial engineering and graduate program (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in Innovation Management attract top-level students from all over the world.

The group’s research, educational and valorization program focuses on new business and product development processes in all different organizations with a specific emphasis on high-tech products. This focus is unique in the sense that it covers the entire cycle of development efforts, from the very front end of new business and product conception to start-up and commercialization respectively. Moreover, it combines an industrial engineering and management perspective to capture the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of new business and product development, and deliberately exploits the various competences and forms of expertise at the interface with related engineering disciplines to help businesses improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their innovation efforts. Through this focus the ITEM group is, as such, not just able to conduct good disciplinary work, but also to connect to the cross-disciplinary research themes of Logistics and Interface, Humans and Technology, Sustainability and Value of Big Data of the department and the strategic areas of Energy and Health at the university level. More information about the ITEM group can be found at: http://www.item-eindhoven.org/.

Job description
You as a candidate are invited to apply for participating in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group’s educational program focusing on new business and product development processes in all different organizations with a specific emphasis on high-tech products. The ITEM group is part of the School of Industrial Engineering in the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. The position involves a two year teaching position. You will teach courses in entrepreneurship, innovation management and/or marketing at the Bachelor and/or Master level (in English, Dutch, or both), and be involved in (mostly) bachelor thesis supervision tasks. Although the position is strongly teaching-oriented, it can, if desired, also encompass a small research component (max. 15%)


A successful candidate should at least have an MSc degree, but preferably a PhD-degree in the field of industrial engineering, innovation management, entrepreneurship or marketing. You have a drive to engage in top-level teaching and relevant teaching experience at the Bachelor and/or Master level. In addition you are willing to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO in Dutch). Ability to speak Dutch is highly appreciated, fluency in English is required. Finally, you are a team player and prepared to play an active citizenship role within the ITEM-group.


We offer

  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university;
  • A full-time appointment for a period of 2 years;
  • A gross monthly salary between € 2.588,- and  € 4.084,-, based on a full-time appointment, depending on experience and knowledge;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary;
  • A end of the year allowance of 8,3% of the yearly salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including excellent IT infrastructure, child care, moving expenses, saving schemes and excellent sports facilities).

Eindhoven University of Technology is an equal-opportunity employer and has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Informatie en sollicitatie

Additional information
Your application must contain the following documents:

  • A motivation letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • A statement on teaching goals and experience;
  • And sample copies of your research (published or accepted papers only).

If you are interested, we invite you to apply before May 20th 2018.

To apply, please use the ‘apply now’ button.  Please do not send us your applications by email, it will not be accepted.

Please note that a maximum of 5 documents of 2 MB each can be uploaded. If you have more than 5 documents you will have to combine them.

For inquiries about the position
Prof.dr. Fred Langerak, chair of the ITEM group (f.langerak@tue.nl) and professor of Product Development & Management in the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. For information about the employment conditions, you can contact Ms. Susan Opgenoorth (pz.ieis@tue.nl).