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Strategic Policy Advisor

Strategic Policy Advisor

We are looking for a Strategic policy advisor for the Stan Akkermans Institute (SAI) and TU/e EngD programs
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Irène Curie Fellowship
General Affairs


As our strategic policy advisor, you’ll support the Dean Graduate School/Director SAI, and EngD Program Directors in further shaping the vision and policy of our EngD programs.
You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the development, refinement and quality of these policies, playing a vital role in charting the course for our collective success, recognition and impact.

The 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (4TU.SAI) is a joint initiative of the Dutch universities of technology: Wageningen University, TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente. In 4TU.SAI the quality assurance, policy developments and alignment between 15 EngD programs is realized. The EngD programs at TU/e are offered in the Graduate School headed by a Dean, who is responsible for 13 graduate programs that are each focused on one specific research domain with matching EngD and/or doctorate (PhD) programs. At the national level EngD programs are offered at the universities in Eindhoven, Delft, Twente and Wageningen. After the summer also the University Groningen will start to offer EngD programs.

As our new colleague, we invite you to bring your passion, creativity, and dedication to our community in:

  • Supporting the Dean Graduate School/Director SAI and the EngD Program Directors in further shaping the vision and policy of the 4TU.SAI at the national level and the TU/e for its own 9 EngD programs.
  • Initiating and coordinating improvement actions following evaluation of EngD programs and  further development of vision on EngD programs.
  • Developing internal quality assurance EngD programs i.r.t. external quality assurance.
  • Aligning of EngD programs within 4TU.SAI.
  • Preparing 4TU.SAI Meetings, General EngD council etc.
  • Ensuring alignment toward industry and government.

In the role of Strategic Advisor, you are part of the Education Cluster (8 persons) within the General Affairs service and you work closely with your colleagues within the team and in SAI, and with the Dean Graduate School and Directors of EngD programs.


  • You have a Master's degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline.
  • You know how science works and what motivates scientists based on your experience in conducting scientific research.
  • You have some experience in (educational) cooperation with industrial partners.
  • You’re experienced in developing and implementing educational policy in a higher education environment and knowledge of current postgraduation policy dossiers.
  • Your network is vast and relevant and you connect easily with various stakeholders.
  • You communicate fluently and professionally both in English and Dutch.

If you are concerned that you don’t meet all the requirements sufficiently, but the job does excite you, then be sure to respond, we would love to look at your profile.


An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities.

We also offer you:

  • A position for 32 to 40 hours a week; working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance; this is a 3-year temporary position with an option for a potential extension.
  • A monthly salary of minimum € 4,332 to maximum € 5,929 for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 11 collective labor agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical and a selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.

Informatie en sollicitatie

About TU/e

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

We are innovative, open-minded, and at the heart of society. We are a university where special things happen. Things that can make the world better, for you, me, and future generations.

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact the hiring manager: Paul Koenraad, Dean Graduate School College, telephone +31 40  247 2866, e-mail or Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen, Secretary 4TU +31 (0)6 83 22 50 59, e-mail:

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact our HR Services colleagues, telephone +31 40 247 4486, e-mail:

Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


If you are interested, please use the ‘apply’ button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!