Head of Education & Student Affairs

Head of Education & Student Affairs

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20 May 20 Jun Eindhoven

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Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) opens for the following job opportunity: Head of Education & Student Affairs (ESA BME) (1.0/0.8 fte) at the Department Biomedical Engineering.

Job description

Would you like to contribute to the development and realization of the Bachelor's and Master's programs offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering? Are you able to work effectively in a complex and fast-changing environment? And can you translate ideas about educational innovation into results? If so, you can help to shape our educational programs and to ensure that they are put into practice optimally.

Eindhoven University of Technology

TU/e is a University of Technology with a focus on Health, Energy and Mobility. TU/e is an open and inclusive university with short communication lines. The people are curious, collaborative, and strive for excellence. TU/e enables its academic staff to develop research and education at an internationally renowned level. Our lively campus community facilitates connections between staff and students, in an open, friendly, vibrant atmosphere that welcomes and inspires.

Biomedical Engineering

The department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) offers a research driven BME Bachelor program as well as Biomedical Engineering and Medical Engineering in its Graduate Program. Its research areas range from Chemical Biology, Regenerative Engineering & Materials to Biomedical Imaging & Modelling. The department has more than 1100 students and up to 200 tenured and non-tenured employees.

Job description

The Head of Education & Student Affairs (ESA) reports to the Dean of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) for departmental matters and to the Director of ESA-TU/e for TU/e matters in scope of Bachelor College, Graduate School and TU/e-ESA Policy. This vacancy is open due to internal promotion. 

As Head of ESA at BME, you are responsible for providing support in the areas of administrative and logistic services to keep them compliant with applicable regulations and standards of quality, harvesting required data for assessments of BME`s curricula and education performance. You are part of the Educational Board of the Department of BME and also member of the TU/e ESA organization and community. Together with the Director of ESA and your fellow leaders of ESA in the other departments, you are responsible for improving the educational support processes at TU/e. As such you are responsible for connecting and supporting the policymaking processes at departmental and institutional level.

Tasks and responsibilities

As Head of ESA, you are the first point of contact for educational support in the BME department.
  • You are responsible for the organizational aspects of all educational programs in the Graduate Program(s), in consultation with the Graduate Program Director;
  • You manage the team of education support staff of the department (coordinator, teacher support, quality assurance, academic advisors and secretary) and are the operational manager for the staff of the student administration (which fall under the ESA service). In addition you are responsible for the guest lecturers within the department;
  • You are part of the Educational Board of the BME Department and of the managers ESA (MESA);
  • You are responsible for the composition and quality of the BSc education:
  • for the BME BSc education, working together with and under the responsibility of the BSc Program Director;
  • for the BME MSc education, working together with and under the responsibility of the Program Director of the graduate program;
  • for the organizational aspects of the BSc education, such as timetables, educational programming, quality assurance and content of the education, in consultation with our scientific staff.

  • You act as sparring partner for the Program Directors (Bachelor School [BSc] & Graduate School) within the Department BME and advise the department board, department council, education council and exam committee on organization related education subjects;
  • You handle the coordination of the intro and the program for new Master's and Pre Master's students;
  • You handle the coordination and legal aspects of communication and contacts relating to the educational programs with industry;
  • You are responsible for educational policy within the department, e.g. assessment policy, internationalization, year reports, accreditation and together with the quality assurance officer you are responsible for the educational regulations;
  • You will be managing a TU/e-ESA process chain;
  • You participate in teaching courses and coordinate projects in BME`s curriculum.

As Head of ESA at BME you are dealing with interactions and requirements of the department on one hand and university-wide requirements on the other, you need to connect with the department as well as with TU/e-ESA. Thus you will take responsibilities in both areas of interest and will report to the dean of the department and to the director of TU/e-ESA. To support this link up, you are for 0.1 fte a week dedicated to TU/e-ESA tasks that will be executed under the responsibility of Director ESA.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


You have a demonstrably strong affinity with Biomedical Engineering education and educational innovation projects. You preferably hold a PhD degree and at least 5 years of relevant working experience. Next to that, you possess strong communication skills in Dutch and English, a clear focus on your working environment, a result-oriented approach and a clear ability to lead and motivate those around you. You are customer-oriented, you are a team player and you have the ability to work independently. Furthermore, you have a helicopter view and you know how to set and follow-up on priorities. Negotiating skills, effectiveness, organizational awareness and problem solving ability are also important aspects of the complex field in which you operate.

Conditions of employment

We offer you:
  • A challenging job (1.0 fte/0.8 fte) in a dynamic department and in strong connection with TU/e-ESA.
  • Temporary appointment for a period of one year with the prospect of a permanent contract of employment.
  • The salary will depend on your education, knowledge and experience, and will be a minimum of € 5.039.- and a maximum of € 6.133.- gross per month on a fulltime basis (scale 13 CAO [collective labor agreement] for the Dutch Universities).
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, partially paid parental leave, commuting expenses, 41 days of holiday, extra holiday allowance 8% in May, end-of-year bonus of 8.3% in December and excellent sports facilities. Depending on resume and work experience a contract via EuFlex (the TU/e secondment organization) can be considered.


  • Education; Managerial positions
  • Engineering; Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V50.3922


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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