Professor: Teacher Professional Development in Secondary & Higher STEM Education

Research / Academic
Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE) is the expertise centre of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) regarding teacher education and professional development in secondary and higher education of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

More specifically, ESoE:
  • Offers a Master's program in Science Education and Communication, in which teachers are educated to become so-called first-degree ('eerstegraads') teachers in mathematics, physics, chemistry, research and design, and computer science. ESoE also offers an educational module that leads to a second-degree teaching competence mainly offered to bachelor students.
  • Conducts scientific research in the area of education and professional development of teachers, in particular with regard to STEM education.
  • Supports and promotes educational innovation through professional development, consultancy and applied research, both at the TU/e and at educational institutions / schools in the region.

We are looking for an inspiring full professor who is prepared to take on a (future) leading role at ESoE and who will be co-responsible for the three main areas: teacher education, research and innovation. Someone who can actively generate research funding (e.g. NRO; EU), and loves to cooperate with colleagues in and outside the university of various disciplinary backgrounds. As full professor you will teach in teacher education/professional development, supervise Master and PhD students and guide postdocs with their research projects. Successful academic careers at TU/e combine Education, Research, Valorization and Organization & Management. You are an energetic team player and encourage colleagues to take new initiatives. You understand (or develop quickly a good understanding of) local and national policy and habits.


In your role as professor, you
  • Conduct and promote educational (design) research of high academic quality.
  • Contribute to innovations in secondary education (e.g. schools) and tertiary education (e.g. TU/e and international technical universities).
  • Are actively involved in the qualification of TU/e teachers.
  • Are actively participating in partnerships regarding the main areas of ESoE and improving the visibility of ESoE both internally and externally.
  • Fulfill a (co-)leadership role of ESoE.


  • PhD degree and STEM background in both secondary and higher education with proven affinity with educational theory/pedagogy, or educational science background with proven affinity with STEM pedagogy both in secondary and higher education.
  • Expertise in the field of STEM education for teachers in secondary/higher education.
  • Excellent scientific reputation/track record within a field relevant to the job, also evidenced by publications in high-quality scientific journals.
  • Experience with supervising PhD research in STEM education and/or subjects relevant to teacher education and educational innovation.
  • Experience with managerial tasks and roles.
  • Recognition as member of national and international networks relevant to the job.
  • Success in acquiring additional funding for research and innovation projects.
  • Member of the national research school ICO (Interuniversity Centre for Educational Sciences) or another research school.

Salary Benefits:

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university embedded in the High-Tech Brainport region.
  • You will receive a tailor-made career proposal.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to help getting to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children daycare and sports facilities.
Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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