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Vacature Future Automotive professor

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  • Publicatiedatum: 21-10-2021
  • Locatie: Eindhoven
  • Uren: 28-40 uur
  • Contactpersoon: Marc Knaapen
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Future Automotive professor

Fontys Engineering

Fontys Engineering is one of the 26 institutes within Fontys. It is situated in the heart of a top technological region, enabling it to respond optimally to developments in the region by making an important contribution to the regional knowledge infrastructure. The programmes at Fontys Engineering include Automotive, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering.

The development of knowledge is an important part of Fontys’ social mission; knowledge gained from practice-based research. The automotive industry is undergoing an enormous transition, meaning that there is a great demand and need for knowledge. This transition also means that, in the future, the automotive sector will be increasingly intertwined with the energy and logistics sectors. This calls for a multidisciplinary approach to research. The Future Automotive research group takes this approach.

What will your role as Future Automotive professor entail?

As Future Automotive professor, you will be the link between Fontys and the business community/the academic world. You are also responsible for knowledge transfer to the programmes of Fontys Engineering in particular. You will be the leading professor on the theme of mobility at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, and will therefore represent the research on this theme to the business community and society on Fontys’ behalf. The professor is the figurehead, as it were, for Fontys on this subject.

Within the education field, you will use the knowledge from your network to modernise the existing automotive-related lecture notes from year 2 of the programme. You will be expected to work with businesses to define internship and graduation assignments on important automotive topics.

You will flesh out the 2021-2025 research programme for the Future Automotive research group. In the coming period the programme will focus on topics including:

  • Electrification of road traffic;
  • The integration of new safety systems and systems for automatic and autonomous driving;
  • System integration (battery packs, fuel cell systems and ADAS);
  • (Smart) manufacturing, in co-operation with the manufacturing industry.

You will work with the members of the research group to further strengthen the network with the Dutch Automotive industry and relevant government and other institutions. You will also increase the focus on international co-operation with leading businesses and research institutions.

For more information on the research group (under its current name, Future Powertrain), click here.

Here you will read the extended profile for the Future Automotive Professor Fontys

What is required of you as Automotive professor?

  • You have a PhD in a relevant field of knowledge and have demonstrable knowledge of, affinity with and research experience in the Automotive domain;
  • You are able to translate research results into applied knowledge and instruments for professional practice, and provide support for their implementation;
  • You have fundamental scientific knowledge of your own field, along with an understanding of the organisation of higher education/vocational education and the stakeholders;
  • You are active in a wide network in the Automotive world in the Netherlands and further afield (government, institutions and the business community);
  • You have experience with public funding and grant acquisition;
  • You have experience with publications and with managing a research group.

The ability to speak and write in Dutch is a prerequisite.

What does Fontys offer?

This position is for 28 to 40 hours per week. It is a temporary contract with a view to permanent employment. For a professor the salary scale is 14/15/16 (salary from €5,345 and €8,225) and for an associate professor the scale is 13/14 (salary from €5,029 and €6,813). The precise grading will depend on knowledge and experience. Fontys also offers an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% year-end bonus, and a travel allowance. The location is Eindhoven (within walking distance of the station).

Are you interested?

Applications close on 14 november 2021. Please upload your CV and letter of motivation by clicking the button. If you would like more information before applying please call Marc Knaapen via +31-13-207 1006.

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