Innovative Education Development Officer (1.0 FTE)

WorkplaceEindhoven, South Holland, Netherlands

Innovative Education Development Officer (1.0 FTE)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is looking for a candidate to fill the position of: Innovative Education Development Officer (1.0 FTE)


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Irčne Curie Fellowship



Mechanical Engineering



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Job description

A team of motivated and professional education developers helps the TU/e teachers design their education. The team supports the lecturer during the educational design process, analyses, advises, spars, but also has a hands-on mentality and makes a difference. In this way, we enable the teachers to develop forms of education that optimally help transfer the specialist knowledge of lecturers to the students. In that educational design, the student is always central.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has been a core part of the TU/e since it was founded in 1956. The department focuses on providing the industry with scientifically educated and application-driven engineers, is a breeding ground for leading international research, and collaborates closely with industry. It offers a Bachelor’s program, four Master’s programs, and consists of several research groups that focus on long-term, general, system-oriented research. The crux of the department is devoted to designing, analyzing, improving and manufacturing new products and processes, as well as the materials needed for this. The department is fully discipline-oriented and is structured along disciplines - such as mechanics, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, control, systems and design to name but a few. Application areas such as nano- and micro-scale technology and automotive technology are pursued in different discipline groups as a joint effort.

Education Innovation at TU/e

Are you the trusted innovative educational developer with a well-founded vision who functions optimally in a matrix of actors? Are you a team player with a service-oriented attitude that will share insights, didactic knowledge, tools, and experiences throughout the organization?

For the department of Mechanical Engineering, you will be responsible for advising teachers on best practices in instructional methods, assessment and evaluation. For instance, your job will consist of providing teachers with advice on their course design, supporting them with choosing ICT tools in education, helping them in (re)designing challenge based learning courses, etc.

As a teacher supporter, it is also expected that you participate in projects to work together with our teachers in their educational challenges. For instance, you will be contributing to a project that supports self-directed learning of Mechanical Engineering students. The ability to carefully listen to our teachers and to integrate their input in the implementation of strategies and projects is a fundamental aspect to be successful in this position. For example, preparing info sessions with important subjects to our teachers, looking for literature/ methodologies that could help them with their challenges etc. In addition to supporting the teachers, you will cooperate with program coordinators, the departmental manager of Education and Students Affairs and the chain of (departmental) teacher supporters.

Can you collaborate with teachers by guiding them to shape an optimal blend of learning forms for effective learning for students in a high-quality engineering education?

Can you switch roles from advising educational strategies to supporting teachers with hands-on tasks?

Will you, together with others in our university, be keeping up with ICTE developments and giving that extra boost to the range of possibilities and solutions that the department Mechanical Engineering and the entire chain of teacher support officers can offer our teachers?

Do you tackle educational innovations on a project basis and only let go when a new success has been achieved?

Do you like pioneering and sharing experiences with the community?

Job requirements

Then we look forward to receiving your application! Particularly if you recognize the following characteristics in yourself:

  • University graduate, specializing in Education Sciences, Educational Psychology or related studies,
  • If internships and/or practical components have been part of the education, no additional work experience is required,
  • Relevant work experience is an advantage in the selection process,
  • Experience with ICT in education, affinity with technical and scientific subjects,
  • Experience with project-based work,
  • Hands-on mentality,
  • Good command of the English language, spoken and written.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with teachers and education support staff
  • Support-oriented attitude

General aspects

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology is a place that brings motivated students, lecturers and researchers together. We train high-caliber students and conduct pioneering scientific research and our in-depth knowledge of mechanical engineering enables us to find solutions to issues that exist within society.

As part of Brainport, the ’smartest’ region of the world, we also enter into special collaborative partnerships with companies and government authorities. This enables us to provide exceptional future prospects to all those who study with us or collaborate with us.

The Education and Student Affairs service (ESA) is the central service point for teachers and (prospective) students at Eindhoven University of Technology and provides a range of services both centrally and from the departments in the field of educational support, educational logistics, study skills, career guidance, use of ICT resources in education, professional skills and language teaching. ESA also supports the various education programs in the fields of education policy, legislation and regulations, quality assurance, education and institution accreditation, educational innovation and internationalization.

We are looking for a colleague who wants to help build a high-quality, professional service in an informal, personal culture. We attach great value to customer focus, learning ability and cooperation.

Conditions of employment

We are offering a 0.8 to 1.0 FTE appointment. Depending on experience and education, the salary for a full-time contract ranges between ¤ 3.226,- and ¤ 5.090,- gross per month (salary scale 10 CAO Dutch Universities). The TU/e offers a broad package of fringe benefits, for instance a year-end bonus of 8.3%, holiday allowance of 8% and excellent sport facilities.

We are offering a temporary appointment for a period of one year. The employment contract may be extended with a second year, based on project funding, in the event of good performance and if the financial conditions remain the same.

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About us

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


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager Yves Houben, Manager ESA of the department Mechanical Engineering, e-mail: .

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If you are interested, please use the ’apply’ button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

The chain Teacher Support attaches greatest value to diversity and is therefore pleased to receive applications from people that are under-represented in this group.

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Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department focuses on research in the field of product and process design and manufacturing. The crux of the department is devoted to designing, analyzing, improving and manufacturing new products and processes, as well as the materials needed for this.

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 17396.