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    Vacancy notice for professor of Biomechanical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    Twente University, Enschede
    The Netherlands

    Please send any replies to this message to prof. dr. ir. J. Feijen,


    Edsko Hekman
    Twente University

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    The Faculty of Engineering Technology provides educational programmes on
    Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering and Civil
    Engineering. The faculty has approximately 60 PhD students and employs
    about 230 staff. The Faculty is actively involved in initiating new
    research schools and knowledge centres. The faculty stimulates national
    and international cooperation with industrial partners and other
    research groups.

    The Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente has a
    vacancy for the function of

    Professor of Biomechanical Engineering m/f

    Duties: You will manage the Biomechanical Engineering department and
    coordinate the training programmes and research of this group. Your
    educational tasks will comprise of contributions for the bachelor and
    master programmes for Mechanical Engineering (WB), Biomedical
    Engineering (BMT), Industrial Design Engineering (IO) and Technical
    Medicine (TG). You will convey your knowledge in an enthusiastic fashion
    using stimulating, didactically sound methods. An important educational
    and research task is to direct and train Master and PhD students.
    Your research task will consist of providing direction in an inspiring
    way and initiating research into the mechanics of soft and hard
    biological tissues and the application of this knowledge in the design
    of tools, methods and techniques for the restoration of locomotion. You
    will also be involved in initiating new research on tissue engineering,
    virtual reality and haptic interfaces together with other research
    groups participating in the Institute for Bio Medical Technology (BMTi)
    of the University of Twente.

    Profile: You have a broad (bio)mechanical background and proven
    experience with initiating, implementing and supervising research in
    collaboration with clinical and industrial partners.

    You are able to secure research grants from government and industry.
    International recognition is an important condition for this
    appointment. In addition to managing your own group you will also
    contribute to other faculty tasks.

    Offer: Depending on experience the salary is EUR 7962 maximum gross per

    Information and application: For more information you can contact Prof
    Dr. J. Feijen,
    telephone 0031 53 489 2976, e-mail
    You can send your written application and curriculum vitae as well as a
    list of publications before 1 October 2005 to the University of Twente,
    attn. the dean of the Faculty of Engineering Technology, P.O. Box 217,
    7500 AE Enschede, stating the vacancy number 05/091.