Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Engineering Technology – Multi-level design of health interventions

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Engineering Technology – Multi-level design of health interventions

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8 Jun 7 Jul Enschede

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Job description

The University of Twente and the Faculty of Engineering Technology focus on the grand challenges of the future. One of the key challenging areas here is Health. A healthy lifestyle is key to people’s health and vitality, however in modern affluent societies, many people are unable to change their habits.

Within the Department of Design, Production & Management, there is a vacancy for a tenure track position in the programme “Pride & Prejudice - Tackling chronic disease prevention through real-life monitoring and context-aware intervention design”.

The challenge

Central to the Pride & Prejudice programme is the combination of monitoring in real-life through sensors with development of design interventions at different levels of the system (person, group, society), and evaluation of the (long-term) effectiveness of these combined interventions. The position at the University of Twente will focus on combining design interventions at different levels of the system.

  • You will work on the important challenge of supporting people to make healthy choices about what they eat and to what extent they are physically active.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your own research lines in frameworks and design approaches for multi-level health interventions.
  • You will closely collaborate with experts from the department of Biomechanical Engineering and within the UT research program Personalised eHealth Technology.
  • You will be involved in the teaching program of ET, in particular the Industrial Design (Engineering) bachelor and master programmes.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You hold a PhD in industrial design, interaction design, design engineering, biomedical engineering or a related field;
  • You have a track record in research related to design with preferably a strong publication record;
  • You are enthusiastic about initiating fundraising to further built your unique research profile;
  • You are a passionate academic and experienced teacher in higher education or striving to become so;
  • You are able to build great relationships with colleagues and operate at the crossroads of disciplines;
  • You have good mentoring skills to supervise BSc, MSc, PDEng and PhD projects;
  • Your communication skills are excellent;

Are you up for the challenge to improve the world in an exciting collaboration between disciplines?

Information and application

For further information, please contact dr. G.D.S. Ludden,, phone +31-(0)53-4892920, or prof.dr. G.J. Verkerke,, phone +31-(0)534896473. You can submit your application, including a recent CV and your vision statement, before July 7th 2018 using the link below.

Conditions of employment

You will be appointed for a maximum of 7 years, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation within a very stimulating scientific environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

  • Starting salary between € 3.111,- to € 4.757,- gross per month based on your experience;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET)
is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week, temporary
  • €3111—€4757 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 982993


University of Twente (UT)

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