Assistant/ Associate Professor In Complexity in Systems Analysis and Control

Assistant/ Associate Professor In Complexity in Systems Analysis and Control

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26 Jun 15 Sep Eindhoven

Job description

Are you eager to work on the latest challenges in the control of high-tech systems and do you believe that your expertise in the technical sciences is best exploited by researching, analyzing and solving engineering problems in today's high-tech industrial challenges? Then a research position in the Control Systems group at the Electrical Engineering department at TU/e may be something for you! We are offering an Assistant/ Associate Professor position in the Control Systems group to strengthen our interdisciplinary team of expert scientists. The position aims at contributing to the development and research of learning methods and control algorithms to enhance and innovate the modeling and performance optimization of autonomous behaving systems in different application areas.

Job Description

Today's high-tech industry is facing increasing demands on the performance, robustness and safety of engineered systems that consist of many subsystems that are increasingly complex. In achieving performance requirements, the interaction of different physical domains becomes increasingly relevant to describe and predict dynamics of these systems, but also leads to a substantial increase of complexity. This position will develop modelling, control and optimization solutions that are able to cope with system complexity, through decentralized and distributed approaches, while guaranteeing reliable performance of the global system. This includes the development of learning methods for autonomous and adaptive controlled behavior.

For application areas, the position will focus on the electrical engineering domain: multi-physics, electromechanical and optical systems, energy networks and automated industrial production in Smart Industry and high-tech applications. The position is connected to research activities in a laboratory at the university where experimental research is performed.

Control Systems group
The Control Systems (CS) group consists of 5 full professors, 5 associate professors, 3 assistant professors, 7 postdocs, approximately 30 EngD and PhD candidates, and support staff. The mission of the group is to be an internationally recognized center of research in systems and control, where contributions to fundamental theory are combined with advancing innovative technological applications in a selected number of domains, in cooperation with relevant industrial partners. The fundamental research of CS is directed towards the following research lines:
  • Data-driven modelling in dynamic networks.
  • Modelling and control of linear parameter varying systems.
  • Spatial-temporal multi-physics systems and model reduction.
  • Data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence.
  • Constrained and interconnected systems.
  • Model-based control and optimization.
  • Control of cyber-physical systems.

Application domains range from multi-physics high-tech/mechatronic systems, automotive systems, energy and power converter systems to industrial process control systems. In each of these domains CS collaborates with leading companies contributing our fundamental knowledge to their innovation roadmaps.

The Control Systems group runs an Autonomous Motion laboratory where experimental research related to this position takes place.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in the engineering domain (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or in applied physics) and with sufficient expertise in the systems and control research area, or any other relevant program from a leading university.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs.
  • Ability to teach, demonstrated by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed vision on teaching and learning within your own discipline.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring of students and staff, leading a project or chairing a group.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency 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:
  • With sufficient experience, we offer a permanent contract.
  • 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. 
  • 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

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

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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.
  • 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.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V36.7567


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Make sure to apply no later than 15 Sep 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).