Guest researcher Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing group TU/e

Updated: 23 days ago
Deadline: 06 Sep 2022



Other academic staff


Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences

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Job description

You are invited to apply, as a guest researcher, in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group’s research and educational program focusing on new product and business development processes. We offer opportunities with respect to teaching entrepreneurship, innovation management, and marketing-related courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and to be involved in thesis supervision. Besides teaching-related tasks, you are invited to engage in research, with members of the school, in the group’s areas of expertise. The position can be a full-time or part-time appointment.

Job requirements

You as an applicant should ideally have a MSc. in industrial engineering, management or business and a Ph.D. degree in new product development, new product marketing, entrepreneurship, or Innovation Management (or expect to obtain the PhD degree in the very near future). You have a research and teaching interest in innovation and expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and techniques. Fluency in English is required, as well as verifiable writing and communication skills.

Conditions of employment

We offer an (unpaid) guest position in an inspiring academic and international working environment which includes a working place on campus, use of our research facilities, cooperation in a research group or even supervision senior researcher, and of course peer support.

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About us

The School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology is one of the longest-established engineering schools in Europe, with a strong presence in the international research and education community, especially in the field of Innovation Management & Technology Entrepreneurship, which are at the core of the undergraduate BSc program. The graduate programs (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in Innovation Management attract top-level students from all over the world.

ITEM’s research, educational and valorization program focuses on new business and product development processes within and across firms, organizations and institutions operating in a high-tech context. ITEM focuses on three major research lines that together cover the full spectrum of the new business and product development process: (1) technology entrepreneurship and new business venturing; (2) new product development and management; and (3) new product marketing. This perspective is unique in the sense that it covers the entire cycle of development efforts, from the very front-end of new business and product conception to start-up and commercialization respectively. Moreover, it combines an industrial engineering and management perspective to capture the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of new business and product development, and deliberately exploits the various competences and forms of expertise at the interface with related engineering disciplines to help businesses improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their innovation efforts.

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More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact dr. Bob Walrave (B.Walrave[at] and/or dr. Myriam Cloodt (M.M.A.H.Cloodt[at], co-chairs of the ITEM-group.

For information about terms of employment, please contact Susan Opgenoorth, HR advisor, S.G.J.Opgenoorth[at] or +31 40 247 4465.


We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'Apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

We do not respond to applications submitted in any other way.
Please note that you can only upload 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, you can combine files.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

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