Assistant professors in Design and Manufacturing

Assistant professors in Design and Manufacturing

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7 Nov 26 Nov Enschede

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The Challenge

You’ll work on innovative technologies, methods and tools to eventually improve the design and operation of future “industry 5.0” manufacturing systems and factories. Utilizing advanced opportunities through digitalization and including sustainability as well as resilience related aspects are key concerns. In line with our motto “High tech, human touch” the development of human-centered working environments is a special area of interest as well.

Your passion and expertise is wanted to support research and education. This includes the development and set up of innovative solutions within our own learning and research factories but also in industrial contexts. Specific fields of action within this position include:
  • Development of innovative solutions to support the design and operation of future manufacturing system and factories
  • Setup and management of research projects in related areas
  • Support the supervision of PhD candidates
  • Practical implementation and experimental testing in both research and industrial environments
  • Development and implementation of new educational formats along the topics addressed
  • Investigate latest developments in the field and writing of related publications
  • Strong interaction with related internal and external partners


University of Twente (UT)


  • We are looking for a highly motivated, positive and hardworking researcher with a PhD degree and expertise related to the positions mentioned above. This includes relevant engineering background (e.g. manufacturing systems, production engineering).
  • skills in areas like information and communication technology (hardware, software/ programming), data analytics/machine learning or modelling/assessment of technical systems.
  • We seek candidates with good team spirit and multidisciplinary curiosity, who like to work in an internationally oriented environment where many cultures meet.
  • Proficiency in English is a requirement.
  • An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

Conditions of employment

  • The UT provides a dynamic and international environment, combining the benefits of academic research with a topic of high industrial relevance, excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment and a green and lively campus.
  • Full status as an employee at the UT, including pension and health care benefits;
  • Gross salary: ranging from € 4.332 to € 6.737 per month, plus holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%);
  • Excellent facilities for professional and personal development;
  • Good secondary conditions, in accordance with the collective labour agreement CAO-NU for Dutch universities;
  • A green campus with lots of sports facilities and an international scientific community.


  • Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €4332—€6737 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1518


University of Twente (UT)

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