Head of Research Mechatronics and Robotics



Head of Research Mechatronics and Robotics
Fontys Hogeschool Engineering, Eindhoven

WO/Masters   |   Between €4955 and €6036   |   Schaal 13   |   Regulier   |   Temporary   |   0,50 FTE   |   20hours

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Can you make the connection between Fontys, industry and the academic world?

Within the research area High Tech Systems and Materials, Fontys Hogeschool Engineering has the Adaptive Robotics research line. For this multi-faceted and challenging role, we are seeking a highly motivated and enterprising team-player.


What will you do? 

As head of research, you will connect Fontys with the industry and the academic world; you will also ensure maximum sharing of expertise with the trainees within Fontys Hogeschool Engineering.


As head of research, you will focus on strategy and the implementation of the Adaptive Robotics research line within the theme of High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM). This means that you will initiate practical research that is conducted with tutors and students at the college. You will coordinate and take care of realising cohesive research projects and the integration thereof with the educational side. You will follow developments in the world of work and translate these into educational developments, research and activities for the professional market. You will supervise and coach tutors on their expertise. You will also ensure there are links with experts in the field of work. You will represent Fontys by means of publications in the sector in recognised, (inter)national journals, readings, interviews and/or workshops. You will also contribute towards the development of education in this field, both in relation to the Bachelor’s degree and within the online learning and innovation lab, where our online training for workers is developed. You will work closely with tutors within education and colleagues from the other research lines within the HTSM theme.


What do we ask of you? 

  • You are an academic with relevant and clear expertise in relation to adaptive robotics;

  • You have an affinity and research experience within the High Tech Systems domain, particularly with modern production technologies;

  • You are highly motivated about translating research results into applied expertise, developing instruments for your professional sector and supporting the implementation thereof;

  • You have (scientific) expertise from your own sector and insight into the organisation of higher (vocational) education and the various stakeholders;

  • You can acquire suitable projects and ensure that they are executed effectively;

  • You are an enterprising and proficient networker; 

  • You can persuade businesses and enthuse tutors and students;

  • You are active in networks in relation to government, knowledge institutions and industry; 

  • You are customer and results-focused and can flexibly anticipate internal and external changes;

  • Experience with public financing and the acquisition of subsidies is preferable.

  • A good command of the English language is preferable.


Information about these vacancie
Contract form: temporary for 1 or 2 years (D3) (depending on experience)
Scale: 13 min. € 4955,73 - € 6036,14
Start date: in consultation
Closing date: 12 May 2019
Date of interviews: week 21 (20 - 24 May)
Extra information: a position of teacher 1 with the role of Head of Research and an allowance according to scale 13.


What do we offer?       
Fontys was named in the MT500 of September 2018 as the most appealing employer among Colleges and Universities in the Netherlands!


Do you find (personal) growth and development as important as we do? Then we’d love to get to know you! We challenge you to develop your talents and provide a contribution towards our ambitions. We will, of course, support you in this quest. We offer a broad range of career and development opportunities and have a comprehensive offering for a healthy and active lifestyle (Fontys Vital). We also have an end-of-year payment, several collective insurance policies and a flexible working time/holiday scheme.


The work environment 

Fontys Hogescholen is part of a top technological region and aims to capitalise on developments in the local area by providing a valuable contribution to the regional knowledge structure. It therefore focuses on the areas of expertise within the region of Zuidoost (south east) Nederland. Fontys Hogeschool Engineering offers 4 courses: Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering and Automotive. Our institute has readerships in the sectors of Smart Manufacturing, Mechatronics and Automotive and there are two centres of expertise: the Centre of Expertise HTSM (High Tech Systems & Materials) and the Automotive Centre of Expertise (together with the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen and Hogeschool Rotterdam). Our research has three spearheads: Future mobility, Smart manufacturing and Design of High Tech Equipment. 


The Hogeschool Engineering includes around 2,500 students and encompasses approximately 180 employees. Education is provided in both Dutch and English. Around twenty percent of our students come from abroad. Learning, enterprising, committed and reliable - these are our college’s core values. These core values represent what we believe to be important and help to set the quality level. These are the values that bind us and the core of our organisational culture.


Is this your job?
Hurry and apply now! Please contact Hans Krikhaar (lecturer), 08850 83162 with any questions. This person will also conduct your interview. For information about the procedure, see the
Application procedure. Any other questions? Please get in touch with the Recruitment Office (HR department), 08850 75366.


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