Multiple Professor Positions (Assistant/Associate/Full) in Systems and Control

Multiple Professor Positions (Assistant/Associate/Full) in Systems and Control

Published Deadline Location
8 Mar 16 Jul Eindhoven

Job description

Do you want to join us in making key contributions to future societal challenges by developing your own research line? We believe engineered systems and their control are essential to address these future societal challenges in a large range of domains where we are active in, including health, mobility, energy, manufacturing, and food. The increasing complexity of these systems requires systematic design, modelling, optimization, and control to improve their performance, monitor their health for maintenance, and allow interaction between systems as well as their users.

Who are we? We are the Control Systems Technology (CST) section of the department of Mechanical Engineering (TU/e), where we address these challenges every day combining excellence in research and teaching, teamwork, and individual career paths and a lot of fun in the process of improving the world around us. The CST section is among the largest and high-impact research centers in control globally, where both fundamental and applied research are performed at the highest levels. Current research lines include control and systems theory, cyber-physical systems, optimization, artificial intelligence, identification, machine learning, supervisory control, systems engineering, control engineering, process control, as well as mechanical design. Applications are often done in close collaboration with our industrial partners: the CST section is uniquely positioned in a key high-tech region (Brainport Eindhoven) home to many leading industries. Application areas include mechatronic system design and motion systems, robotics, autonomous vehicles and mobility, smart medical devices, energy systems including nuclear fusion, thermal therapies, and agrofood.

The CST section currently consists of a diverse and committed team of 29 full-time and parttime staff members and 50+ post-doc and PhD researchers. The section currently has 7 senior Principal Investigators (PIs), who are responsible for specific scientific domains and act as mentor for tenure-track researchers, with the aim to promote teamwork and individual growth of tenure-track researchers. This provides an excellent support early in the career of young tenure-track professors to develop and thrive optimally. Our vision is that high-quality research and teaching are strongly connected, and our teaching activities are therefore strongly connected to our research lines.

To strengthen our team further we have

                                    Multiple open professor positions at all levels
                     (tenure-track assistant professor, associate and/or full professors)

in the broad area of Systems and Control with the aim to address future challenges in emerging application areas including high-tech systems, mechatronic systems, robotics, precision agriculture, medical systems, energy systems, manufacturing and transportation systems.

The candidates will be given the opportunity to build a strong network to relevant partners in the Brainport area (


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • PhD degree in systems and control or another relevant engineering field.
  • Proven expertise in a relevant discipline, for instance system and control theory, dynamical systems, control engineering, optimization, and optimization-based control (MPC), machine learning, artificial intelligence, data-based modelling and design, systems engineering, etc.
  • Knowledge or interest in a relevant application domain, for instance, high-tech systems, mechatronics, robotics, autonomous systems, precision agriculture, energy, mobility.
  • An excellent track record in scientific research, acquisition of externally funded research projects, and research vision.
  • Strong academic (IEEE CSS and IFAC) and/or industrial network. Promote excellence and co-operation nationally, internationally, and societally.
  • Excellent communication skills, entrepreneurship, organization and leadership skills demonstrating the potential to build your own research group.
  • Extensive teaching experience and proven didactic skills.
  • Excellent proficiency in English (Written and verbal).

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, 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 Labor 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, and savings schemes (30% ruling).
  • 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.

Additional information

About us 

Eindhoven University of Technology is a top-ranking Dutch University that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a number 1 position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 

The CST section has the vision that a fruitful synergy between the fields of systems and control, engineering design, and artificial intelligence will be a key enabler in taking on the future societal and industrial challenges in the fields of high-tech systems, mobility, sustainability and health. The section shows that fundamental research and education go hand in hand with societal and industrial valorization, as is demonstrated via innovative research projects directly with our industrial partners and the creation of multiple spin-off companies. Indeed, high-quality research and high-quality education are two sides of the same coin, and we educate many engineers for Dutch and international industries and universities. This vision is supported also by the success of our student teams (several times world champion robot soccer and the design of solar cars). The section has a broad funding base and a strong track record in attracting industrial funding and international collaborations, as well as personal grants.

Curious to hear more about what it is like as a professor at TU/e? Please view the video. 

More information 

For general information regarding working at the TU/e, please click here.

Questions regarding the scientific content can be directed to prof. Maurice Heemels, (m.heemels[at], prof. Maarten Steinbuch (m.steinbuch[at], or prof. Tom Oomen (t.a.e.oomen[at]

For information about terms of employment, please contact Josje van Oudenaarden, Senior Recruiter, j.e.v.oudenaarden[at] or +31 643559575.

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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 motivation and qualifications for the position. 
  • The level of professorship will be according to your qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications, including a selection of your top 3 and a motivation why these are your top 3.
  • The contact information of three references (in case of assistant/associate professor applications). 
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages). 
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages). 

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.   

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


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V35.6432


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Make sure to apply no later than 16 Jul 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).