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Assistant Professor Human Centred Design & Co-design

Research: We expect you to work as an independent researcher and identify the academic questions in practical applications related to Human Centered Design, Participatory Design, Co-Design and Scenario Based Design. You are able to bridge ...

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
€ 3111 - € 4757 per maand


Research: We expect you to work as an independent researcher and identify the academic questions in practical applications related to Human Centered Design, Participatory Design, Co-Design and Scenario Based Design. You are able to bridge between academic research results and practice of healthcare, automotive, resilience societies or other fields that are relevant to the key themes of the University and publish research results in high quality international refereed journals. You also have a positive attitude towards building networks and attracting external funding (national science foundation, EU, government and industry) for junior researchers (PhD and PDEng positions), of whom you will become the daily supervisor.

Teaching: As assistant professor you will contribute to Human Centered Design Courses in our Bachelor and Master program in Industrial Design Engineering. Also, you will supervise BSc- and MSc-thesis projects. The total teaching load will be about 50%. If you are not yet formally qualified for teaching at universities, we offer a program and mentoring to obtain this qualification within 2 years (University Teaching Qualification, UTQ).

The position in Co-design is meant to strengthen competences of the Department of Design, Production and Management in the broad field of product, service, and interaction design as well as stipulate multidisciplinary projects with other research groups of the University of Twente and beyond. The University of Twente’s Designlab offers the ideal environment to initiate and execute such multidisciplinary creative projects. As part of the Department of Design, Production and Management, the assistant professor will live up to the university’s positioning of “High Tech, Human Touch”. We invite excellent, ambitious, innovative and entrepreneurial candidates to apply for the position. We are looking for inspiring academics who would like to strengthen the quality of our research and education standards.


You hold a PhD in industrial design or another field relevant to the position;

  • You have a track record in design research with preferably strong publication record;
  • 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 practice 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.

Information and application
For additional information regarding this position, you can contact prof. dr.ir. Mascha van der Voort: m.c.vandervoort@utwente.nl. You can submit your application, including a recent CV and your vision statement, before February 1, 2018 using the link below.


You will initially be employed for a period of 2 years, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. Gross monthly salary is between € 3.111,- and € 4.757,- depending on your experience and qualifications. In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus), excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.


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.