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Teaching Assistant (Computational Specialist)

Teaching Assistant (Computational Specialist)

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Built Environment


The Department of the Built Environment is looking for a passionate Computational Design Specialist to support education and teaching activities within the department, collaborating with the Architectural Design and Engineering Chair, the Unit of Structural Engineering and Design and Information Systems in the Built Environment.

The Computational Specialist will provide teaching support, technical guidance and training to designated courses and student groups, to support design studios, seminars and other courses. Core responsibilities are anchored exclusively around teaching, advising and training students in computational approaches, hands-on tutorials as well as helping with the building up of tutorial content for a computational training platform.
At TU/e we encourage a creative and innovative approach towards teaching. Strong communication skills are key with this undertaking as is an eagerness to learn and extend existing skills.


Skills and Qualifications:

We are looking for a colleague who likes to contribute to education and to the direct development of students by a practice teaching methodology. Therefor you need to have a proven computational design experience in an academic or professional setting and be able to clearly articulate computational strategies in an understandable manner for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Necessary skills:

  • Advanced knowledge and experience of 3D modelling software Rhino
  • visual programming software Grasshopper 3D with correlated plugins
  • knowledge of Karamba (or parametric structural optimisation plugins)
  • and Robotic Control


  • C#, Python is advantageous.


  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A 0,5 fte employment for two years.
  • Working at an inspiring campus where we work for the benefit of humanity and where you have plenty of room for personal development and growth;
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. The salary ranges between €2.710 and €3.208 gross per month, based on a fulltime employment, education and experience.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary and 41 holidays per year when working 40 hours a week.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your 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 an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Cristina Nan, Assistant Professor, i.c.nan[at]

For information about terms of employment, please contact HRServices.BE[at]

Please visit to find out more about working at TU/e!


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 (teaching) motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio with selected works, highlighting knowledge and complex use of Rhino + Grasshopper

We look forward to your application and will screen your application as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

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