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Assistant Professor (f/m) with a strong interest in teaching and translational research.

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TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology)

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the TNW Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.   



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Academic staff - Assistant professor

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Assistant Professor (f/m) with a strong interest in teaching and translational research.

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Within the faculty of Science and Technology (TNW) the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology (CNPH) has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor (f/m) with a strong interest in teaching and translational research.

Research in the Clinical Neurophysiology group is at the interface of neuroscience, neurophysiology, clinical neurology, and neural engineering, focusing on cerebral ischemia and epilepsy. Our teaching is primarily for bachelor and master students Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering; we treat essentials from physiology, physics, mathematics, computational modeling and signal processing in the context of various neurological disorders, including cerebral ischemia and epilepsy.

We seek a talented individual to expand our current strengths in teaching and research.  The candidate should have an appropriate background and PhD in applied physics or biomedical/electrical engineering with a strong interest and expertise in teaching the topics outlined above. His/her research should fit in our clinically driven research topics. The candidate must have ample experience with biophysical/mathematical modeling and advanced signal processing in a (pre-)clinical context.

More information about the CNPH group is available at our website,

As an Assistant Professor

  • You are actively involved in teaching and contribute to the development of our curriculum;
  • You develop your own identity and you are encouraged to attract national or European research grants to support your research line;
  • The lectures for undergraduate students are in Dutch, for graduate students in English. Mastering the Dutch language is not a prerequisite, but naturally a long term goal;
  • For this particular position, the ratio teaching:research is approximately 0.4:0.6.


  • You hold a PhD in a relevant field;
  • You have good communication skills and you are an inspiring teacher;
  • You have an existing track record in research in one of the relevant areas, shown by publications in high rank journals, or otherwise strong evidence of high research potential;
  • You have an excellent command of the English Language.

We offer

We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment with an attractive campus and plenty of facilities for sports and leisure. The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with hardworking colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda. On the campus, there are plenty of possibilities for interdisciplinary collaborations;

  • A structural position, starting with a temporary appointment with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation two years after appointment;
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include:
    a fulltime starting salary from € 3.746 (scale 11) to € 5.826 (scale 12) gross per month, based on relevant work experience;
  • a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • a minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis;
  • professional and personal development programs;
    a solid pension scheme;
  • the 30% ruling might be applicable, which can result in max 30% of the gross salary as a tax-free cost allowance.

The starting date is as soon as possible.

Information and application

Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button before 17 January 2021, and include your curriculum vitae, a list of publications and your research and teaching statement.

For any questions, you are welcome to contact the department head  prof dr ir Michel J.A.M. van Putten (  

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Job location

Nederland, Enschede, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB


Drienerlolaan 5 7522 NB Enschede

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6. Doctorate

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