Assistant Professor (1,0 fte) in Circular Supply Chains

Assistant Professor (1,0 fte) in Circular Supply Chains

Published Deadline Location
17 Aug 29 Oct Eindhoven

Job description

Are you an excellent researcher in Circular Supply Chains? Do you have expertise to help businesses adapt circularity when their supply chains are designed to operate linearly?  Do you have the passion to teach a broad range of courses that prepare students for a successful career? Do you like to work with companies to see your research applied?

Job Description
We are looking for a new Assistant Professor for the Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control (OPAC) group.

You will initiate, perform, and supervise high-quality research in the area of circular supply chains. Your research will focus on re-engineering supply chains around circularity, and you will apply techniques from a range of methodological and modelling approaches including operations research, choice modelling, game theory and machine learning. You are expected to develop a multi-disciplinary research portfolio that has strong emphasis on applicability and impact.

The OPAC group helps stakeholders across sectors to make smart, informed decisions, thereby contributing to more efficiency, enhanced sustainability, better use of resources and improved Total Cost of Ownership.  The research of the group deals with the control of operational processes, which can be related to manufacturing systems, distribution, transportation, warehousing, retail, and service processes such as equipment maintenance.

Today, we are seeing many sectors being transformed by enormous leaps in digital, automation and robotic technologies. In an increasingly fast, demanding and competitive world with shrinking resources, smart control of operational processes brings increased output at improved quality, using the same - or even fewer - resources, and leads to less waste, as such contributing to a more sustainable world.

Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e)'s Industrial Engineering and Innovations Sciences Department has a worldwide reputation for performing highly impactful research in Operations Management.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


We offer a stimulating and ambitious educational and research environment and are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:
  • You hold a PhD in the field of operations management, operations research, econometrics, or a comparable domain.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by a relevant PhD thesis and/or publication(s).
  • Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching and positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.
  • Creative and dedicated to (multidisciplinary) collaboration.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.          
  • Excellent proficiency (written and oral) in English.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming an Associate Professor. If you have a more senior profile, a tailor-made career proposal will be considered.
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 11 (min. €4,332 max. €5,029).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support.

Additional information

About us

The TU/e 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.

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact prof. Ivo Adan, chair group Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control, e-mail: or +31 40 247 2932, or dr. Zümbül Atan, e-mail: Z.Atan[at]

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact Najat Loiazizi, HR advisor, e-mail: n.loiazizi[at] or +31 40 247 8933.

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We invite you to submit a complete application.
The application should include a:
  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of up to five self-selected 'best publications'.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

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

We are committed to the cause of gender equality and, in case of equal suitability, we give preference to female candidates.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V39.6839


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Make sure to apply no later than 29 Oct 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).