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Team lead academic advising

Team lead academic advising

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Irène Curie Fellowship
Mechanical Engineering
Education and Student Affairs


We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Eindhoven University, especially at the department of Mechanical Engineering. We invite you to join our enthusiastic Education and Student Affairs team as Team lead for 0,8 to 1,0 FTE.

As a team we are responsible for all support of all education (both Bachelor's and Master's) of the department. Behind the scenes, it provides a well-coordinated curriculum, study schedule, evaluation and improvement of courses, organization and coordination of education and, of course, academic advising.

In this position you will be part of the Education and Student Affairs (ESA) team of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME). The Team Lead of the Center for Academic Advising ME reports to the Manager ESA of ME.

Job description

As academic advisors, you (70% of your time) and your team will fulfil the following tasks, among others:

  • Advising students based on single intervention on study attitude, pace of study, planning and tackling study problems, personal problems and, if necessary, ensuring referral to other professionals;
  • Monitoring the study progress of both bachelor's and master's students;
  • Informing students about study-related matters in personal meetings, though different communication channels and in information session;
  • Advising on binding study advice for first-year students;
  • Advising the program directors and the examination committee on requests from students and incorporating these in process and policy advice;
  • Advising the program directors on the scope and application of relevant regulations and upcoming changes to them;
  • Participating in university-wide consultation structures and working groups regarding student guidance, policy, organization and educational innovation.

As a team lead (30% of your time) you will fulfil the following tasks, among others:

  • Supporting team development of a team of 7 to 8 academic advisors (including this position);
  • Draft a multi-annual capacity and development plan for your team, including recruitment, onboarding, annual reviews and training of staff;
  • Advising program management on the programming of student guidance & well-being;
  • Reporting on trends in student guidance, in example causes for study delay;
  • Participating in the university-wide committee on the strategy and vision of student guidance, part of the Student Guidance Chain;
  • Be an active member of the ESA ME management team, in example making a joint strategic employee planning together with the Manager ESA-ME.


  • We are looking for an academic advisor which is also the team lead.
  • You have an academic working and thinking level and an affinity with STEM (a STEM background is an advantage);
  • You have at least 3 years experience as academic advisor (or similar function);
  • You have good face-to-face and (preferably) online communication skills and are able to use the right conversation techniques at the right time;
  • You have a well-developed empathic ability and a certain natural preponderance;
  • You have excellent analytical skills and organizational sensitivity;
  • You are a team player, are result-oriented and have a good organizational ability;
  • Naturally, you have an excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written and are willing to learn Dutch to a level to understand our student-legal texts.


We offer:

  • A position for 32-40 hours a week (0.8-1 fte), starting with a temporary appointment for 1 year, with the possibility of extension or, upon proven suitability and continuation in the position, a permanent employment contract is entered into immediately following this period;
  • A salary, depending on education and experience, of a minimum of € 3974,= and a maximum of € 5439,= gross per month (scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch universities (CAO NU)) in case of full-time employment;
  • In addition to good primary conditions, there are also excellent fringe benefits, such as the ABP pension scheme, study/training facilities scheme, bicycle scheme, extra leave options, parental leave on partial pay, etc. In addition, you will receive an annual 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 41 days of leave in the case of full- time employment;
  • A pleasant, stimulating and challenging international working environment in which English is the working language.

Informatie en sollicitatie

For substantive information about the position, please contact Yves Houben, Manager Education and Student Affairs Mechanical Engineering,

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact HR Services, email

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Your application

If you are interested in this vacancy, please upload your motivation and CV via the "Apply now/solliciteer nu" button. 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.

A serious game and small preparation assignments might be part of the selection procedure.

We look forward to receiving your application!