Dean Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Dean Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

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21 Mar 4 Apr Enschede

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Job description

EEMCS is looking for a new Dean with authority within one of the Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science disciplines or related fields. To maximise our efforts to have a true impact on society research is conducted across the boundaries of disciplines.

You have a clear vision on our education and research, aiming to contribute to solving real-world problems by applying (inter)disciplinary tool sets for analysis and design of the dynamic interaction between systems involving the digital, physical and human worlds. You are an inclusive leader who, together with the collegial Faculty Board, can encourage and engage the faculty to further safeguard and improve the quality of our education and research.

EEMCS has a prominent position in the research programs of the three university research institutes MESA+ institute for Nanotechnology, the Institute for Medical Technology and the Institute for the Digital Society.

The Dean is part of the collegial Faculty Board, together with the Vice-Dean of Education (part-time), Vice-Dean of Research (part-time) and the Portfolio holder Operations (full-time). Together you will lead the faculty to meet the following challenges:
  • Maintaining the wellbeing of a diverse community of inspired and enthusiastic professionals with a performance oriented and collaborative attitude;
  • Making impact with our academic efforts, fostering innovation, stimulating entrepreneurial attitude, connecting disciplines and stimulating partnerships and collaborations;
  • Maintaining the long term sustainability of our faculty, in an era characterized by economic and political turbulence, by continuously working on our research and education portfolio;
  • Implementing, monitoring and enabling our multi-annual strategy.

Women are specifically encouraged to apply for this position.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You are a leader with collaborative, and effective leadership style with strong managerial and communication skills, driven by transparency;
  • You are committed to implementing principles of diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • You strongly encourage talent- and leadership development;
  • You foster our development-oriented mindset, and inspire and respond to modernization and innovation in a specific scientific area;
  • You represent and communicate our unique collaborative EEMCS profile, both within the university and beyond;
  • You act enthusiastically within regional, national and international networks. Develop new partnerships and show leadership regarding external developments;
  • You implement changes and get people on board using inspirational approaches and dare to make choices, via your entrepreneurial and groundbreaking spirit;
  • You participate with dedication and constructiveness regarding the governing of the university, and take a balanced position at the intersection of different interests, which includes drawing distinctions between short-term and long-term interests;
  • You are full professor with leadership experience in one of the Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science disciplines or related fields;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • Given the challenges mentioned above, the role is professional, scientific and administrative in nature and requires you to be familiar with the Dutch system of scientific education and research. The requisite and outlined profile allow some scope for the continuation of a research line, subject to further discussion.

Conditions of employment

  • We offer a full-time position as Dean in an inspiring and challenging international and academic environment with a competitive salary and excellent employment conditions!
  • We offer a full-time position for 4 years and a possible extension of 4 more years;
  • A maximum monthly salary of €11.686 gross, plus a supplement of 15%;
  • Great extras such as an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
  • An attractive pension scheme;
  • A minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Excellent working conditions and facilities for professional development;
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • -Professional and personal development programs;
  • A family-friendly institution offering support for dual hiring.


  • Management
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €8815—€11686 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1684


University of Twente (UT)

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