Strategic policy officer Stan Ackermans Institute (SAI) and TU/e ENGD programs

Strategic policy officer Stan Ackermans Institute (SAI) and TU/e ENGD programs

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28 Feb 10 Mar Eindhoven

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Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of Europe's top universities of technology, situated at the heart of a most innovative high-tech region. Thanks to a wealth of collaborations with industry and academic institutes, TU/e's research has real-world impact. TU/e has around 3,000 employees, 1600 PhD candidates and 250 Engineering Doctorate (EngD) trainees.

Innovation is the driving force behind the high-tech industry. Close collaboration between industry and universities is crucial for innovation. For this, we need excellent engineers. Our two-year post-master technological designer programs train the most talented graduates that already have a Master degree in a relevant area. The programs are aimed at engineers who want to further develop their skills in the field of technological design and who want to contribute to the needs of the high-tech industry by developing innovative solutions. EngD programs offer trainees the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience by means of a personal and practical design assignment with an industrial partner, under the supervision of experienced scientific design professionals. These programs all lead to an Engineering Doctorate (EngD).

The 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (4TU.SAI, ) is a joint initiative of the Dutch universities of technology: Wageningen University, TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente (and in time also University of Groningen). In 4TU.SAI the quality assurance, policy developments and alignment between 15 EngD programs is realized. The EngD programs at TU/e are offered in the Graduate School. This School is headed by a Dean Graduate School, who is responsible for pre-Master programs and 13 graduate programs that are each focused on one specific research domain with matching EngD and/or doctorate (PhD) programs.

For the policy support of SAI and the EngD programs at TU/e Graduate School we are looking for a dedicated strategic policy advisor SAI and TU/e EngD. This position is located at the TU/e Education Cluster (10 persons) within the General Affairs service. The General Affairs service is headed by the Secretary of the University and consists amongst other of the Executive Board Staff. This staff is responsible for supporting strategy and policy at the institutional level. The policy advisor works closely together with the colleagues in the team, and with the Dean Graduate School / Director 4TU.SAI who is located at Eindhoven University of Technology. You also have regular contact with colleagues of 4TU, and you participate in (international) meetings on relevant topics.

The activities include
  • Supporting Dean Graduate School / Director SAI and the EngD Program Directors In further shaping the vision and policy of the 4TU.SAI and the TU/e EngD programs.
  • Initiating and coordinating improvement actions following evaluation of EngD programs and further development of vision on EngD programs.
  • Developing internal quality assurance EngD programs i.r.t. external quality assurance.
  • Mutual alignment of EngD programs within 4TU.SAI.
  • Preparation 4TU.SAI Meetings, General EngD council etc.
  • Alignment toward industry and government.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • You preferably have a Master's degree in a science or engineering discipline.
  • You have experience in conducting scientific research and as such, you know how science works and what motivates scientists.
  • You have (some) experience in (educational) cooperation with industrial partners and affinity with postgraduate education.
  • You have several years of experience in developing and implementing educational policy in a higher education environment.
  • You have a vision on and knowledge of current postgraduation policy dossiers.
  • You have a relevant network and you make contacts easily.
  • You have excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Dutch.
  • You function well in a complex organization and take various interests into account.
  • You work independent and result-oriented and deal with changes professionally.

Conditions of employment

We offer a (0,8-1 fte ) employment position with a gross month salary in the range of € 4.332,- and € 5.929,- (scale 11) based on your education and experience. Besides that, we offer an annual holiday allowance of 8%, an annual end of the year bonus of 8,3%, a total of 41 days of paid holiday leave and a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes, child care and excellent sports facilities). This is a 3-year temporary position.

The employment contract is offered from Euflex.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility); Policy and staff
  • Engineering
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V82.7268


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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