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Professor (Assistant/Associate/Full) Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion

Are you a passionate researcher in the field of nuclear fusion, and inspired by the prospect of working in a student-rich, interdisciplinary environment? This could be the challenge that you are searching for.

2 maanden geleden


de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


The vacancy is open for all academic levels: from tenure track assistant professor to tenured full professor, depending only on the candidate. We are looking for candidates with a background in physics, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering, and with a proclivity for technological aspects of fusion science.

The Fusion research group at the TU/e is an enthusiastic, relatively young, group of researchers in the field of nuclear fusion who also share a passion for working with students. Through their research and student projects, they have a strong international network. They work in close collaboration with the national center for fusion research DIFFER and a variety of research groups at the university. The group is part of the Applied Physics department.

The TU/e highlights a unique 2-year MSc program on nuclear fusion, which takes in about
30 students per year. The Fusion group is deeply involved in this educational program.
Both the research and the education program span the width of fusion research: from physics to engineering and socio-economics. Straddling 3 departments (Applied Physics, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering), the MSc-program is intrinsically interdisciplinary - as is fitting for this topic.

Job Description

  • Depending on your seniority you could be appointed as assistant, associate or, full professor. You will be encouraged to divide your time over research, education, and general tasks.
  • The area of the research is not predefined, as it is a team responsibility to mount a research program at the international forefront while maintaining sufficient breadth (in view of the expertise we want to offer students). Alignment between the team members and collaborators is key.
  • Given the present team composition, we especially encourage researchers with an engineering background to apply.
  • We expect you to define your own research line within the Fusion team, and to make it prosper by leading your own subgroup.
  • The Fusion team consists of a number of PI's, each with their own research line within the common area of nuclear fusion science and technology. One of the PI's is acting as chair of the team.


  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD and at least 2 years of experience as researcher in the field of fusion
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated by a relevant PhD thesis and publications in high impact journals.
  • Ability to teach or, assist in the teaching process, shown by experience as well as positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience in acquiring external research funding from (inter-)national funding bodies or, industry is an asset.
  • Excellent proficiency (written and verbal) in English. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.


  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network.
  • Free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Additional information

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is a top-ranking Dutch university that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a number 1 position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.

Curious to hear more about what it is liking as a professor at TU/e? Please view the video. More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
dr. Roger Jaspers, r.j.e.jaspers[at]tue.

For information about terms of employment, please contact Cyndi Geurts, Recruiter,
c.g.geurts[at]tue.nl, +31 621167031.

Are you inspired to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs.


We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
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.
  • List of five self-selected 'best publications' with a short description for each why you selected them.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

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