Policy officer education (0,8-1,0 FTE)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 12 Jun 2023

Would you like to work in an enthusiastic team of professionals in a vivid and technologically flourishing environment? Would you like to contribute to the education and the personal and professional development of our future electrical engineers?


Non academic staff (supporting staff)

Irène Curie Fellowship



Electrical Engineering

Reference number


Job description

In this position, you will be part of the Education and Student Affairs (ESA) team of the Department of Electrical Engineering. The ESA team is responsible for supporting all education within the department’s bachelor and master programs. This includes setting up the curriculum and study schedule, providing quality assurance, educational policy advice, support for educational innovations and organization of education.

Job Description

We are looking for a policy officer education to join our ESA team with a focus on the master program Artificial Intelligence & Engineering Systems (AI&ES). This unique program responds to the industrial, societal, and academic need to apply artificial intelligence to solve engineering problems in an integral way. Students follow an exciting, high-quality program. The close collaboration between TU/e and companies in the high-tech Brainport region also warrants a strong connection between education and industrial applications.

The master program AI&ES is offered as a joint co-operation between 7 TU/e departments where the department of Electrical Engineering is in the lead. As a policy advisor education you are the ‘spider in the web’. You work closely with the program director, program leader, manager ESA and of course with other team members, e.g. program coordinator, quality assurance officer, the examination committee and program committee. In this position you make a crucial contribution to the management and quality of the program and to  the Department of Electrical Engineering. Together with your stakeholders you translate the TU/e’s and departmental educational vision into educational policy.
In the capacity of policy officer, you are expected to become an expert and lead projects. You are able to translate complex issues into concrete, executable or pragmatic solutions.
Some specific examples of your core activities are:

  • Supporting regular meetings with the project team of AI&ES, manager ESA and program director to identify and analyze current and future topics of relevance for the education of the program and the department.
  • A leading managerial role in educational innovation projects at the department, being responsible for the process and the accomplishment of the project goals.
  • Annually updating the Program and Examination Regulations (PER) of the program AI&ES.
  • Setting up the annual report preparing meeting to evaluate the educational programs together with e.g. the dean of the graduate school.
  • Managing the formal accreditation process of the AI&ES program according to the requirements of NVAO for quality and quality assurance.
  • Supporting the setup of new programs when relevant and other program, education or student-or lecturer related policy.

Job requirements

We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • You have an MSc/MA in a relevant area, e.g. education development, sociology, policy.
  • As an enthusiastic, pro-active, creative and thoughtful team player and professional, you can easily alternate between working individually and in groups.
  • You have excellent Dutch and English communication skills, both orally and written.
  • You have a good feeling for political sensitive organizations.
  • You have excellent analytical skills and you are a strong conceptual thinker. This enables you to keep the overview of the bigger projects and the many subtasks that need to be done or delegated.
  • You have the ability to deal with different interests in the organization in a flexible and appropriate manner.
  • Experience in an academic setting is a preference.

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:

  • A monthly salary of minimum €2.960 to maximum €5.439 for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 10/11 Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay (8%), a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.
  • An initial temporary appointment for a period of one year with the intention to convert this into a permanent contract at a mutual positive evaluation.

Information and application

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact the hiring manager: Sjoerd Hulshof, Manager ESA department of Electrical Engineering, s.hulshof[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 3713.

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment , please contact Linda van den Boomen, HR Advisor department of Electrical Engineering, l.j.c.v.d.boomen[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 5725.

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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. We look forward to receiving your application!

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