Chair in Mechanical Engineering - Dynamics & Vibrations

Ref: 4044

University of Groningen


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Role Managed by:

Emi Saliasi

Senior Research Associate

t: +31 (0) 2 02 40 43 73


Primary Practice Group: Industry Research and Development

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 27/03/2019

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Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage currently more than 30,000 students and researchers to develop their individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe, the top 100 universities in the world and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG) covers a broad area of mechanical engineering, materials and production engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, and systems and control engineering. Researchers have a common design and development approach to the creation and manufacture of innovative products and production strategies.

Job description

You will create and chair a new research unit on Dynamics and Vibration. You will perform original research within this field of mechanical engineering. It is particularly encouraged that your research areas focus on a design and development approach to be utilized for possible applications in advanced instrumentation, smart factory, and other relevant application areas. As chair of the new group you will supervise associate and assistant professors and researchers affiliated with the Chair in their teaching and research. You will acquire funding for research, in particular by bringing in new PhD candidates, developing new research collaborations and new application areas.

In addition, you will lecture, supervise research projects and practical courses in the Master Mechanical Engineering education and will take a leading role in further developing this new curriculum. You also teach in other educational programmes such as the Bachelor and Master degree programmes in Industrial Management and Engineering and/or Applied Physics. You will act as the supervisor of PhD students, who are embedded in the Groningen Graduate School of Science and Engineering. We expect you to have an active interest and to provide a positive contribution to the management and organizational tasks of the institute.


You have a Ph.D. degree in relevant areas such as mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or materials engineering and have expert knowledge of developments in the mentioned research field;
You have experience in leading a research group, have shown capabilities in stimulating junior researchers and providing adequate supervision of PhD students;
You have a relevant international network and a proven track record in securing research funding;
You have teaching and organizational experience appropriate to your career stage;
You have excellent academic writing and presentation skills (in English);
You have affinity with research at the interface of academia and industry, and with working in multidisciplinary teams.

You are an internationally recognized top-level researcher, confirmed by publications in top international journals and with leading academic publishers;
a team player with good communications skills;
prepared to fulfil the requirements for the University Teaching Qualification;
willing to learn the Dutch language.

Conditions of employment

The appointment of Full Professor will be a tenured appointment. The gross monthly salary, dependent on qualifications and work experience, will be from €5,582,- up to a maximum of €8,127,- (CAO-NU salary scales H2) for a full-time position.

In addition to the primary salary the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3%.

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The University of Groningen has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Applications should consist of a covering letter explaining motivation and qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (indicating your five self-selected ‘best papers’), and your vision statement on research and teaching.

Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions about the post on +31 (0)20 2404 370 or Applications can be uploaded at, quoting reference number 4044. The deadline for applications for this position is 9am CET on Wednesday 27th March 2018.

Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee in early April. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for formal interviews on 16th, 17th and 24th April 2019.

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