Assistant Professor at Twente University in Advanced Heating and Cooling Technologies

The Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering at the University of Twente is currently seeking an Assistant Professor in advanced heating and cooling technologies for industry and the built environment.

Highly flexible heating and cooling technologies that adapt their operation to the supply of green electricity will play an important role in the energy transition of the coming years, using carbon-free electrical energy to heat and cool our homes, offices, and to provide heat and cold for industrial applications. The research may focus on the optimization and/or integration of heat pump systems, but also on the development of new advanced heating and cooling technologies based on e.g., thermoacoustic, magnetocaloric, adsorptive, chemical, and thermomechanical principles. They have a well-equipped laboratory for experimental research and powerful computing facilities for numerical research. 

However, the position involves the teaching courses on BSc- and MSc-level (e.g. Energy Conversion Technology, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Energy systems) and the supervision of students for their assignments.

Duration: 2 years


  • A gross salary between € 3.548, and € 5.922, per month, depending on experience and qualifications.
  • A holiday allowance of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus.
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave.
  • Professional and personal development programs.
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.

Job Requirements

The following are the requirements to apply for the position in Advanced Heating and Cooling Technologies:

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a comparable field;
  • They must have strong analytical skills and excellent knowledge in thermodynamics and transport phenomena.
  • Have proven experience in experimental and/or numerical research in the field of thermal management.
  • Have a passion for teaching and hold a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) for Dutch Universities, a similar qualification, or are willing to obtain this.
  • Communication skills in English are excellent. 
  • Have a clear motivation to work in the sustainable energy field.
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Application Process

All applications should include the following attachments:

  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;
  • Letter of motivation;
  • Teaching statement;
  • The contact details of two references.

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2021.

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