Vacancy for Lecturer – Tenure track appointment – in Electric Engineering and Power Electronics


Academic department: Electric Engineering and Energy Technology (ETEC)

Subject area: Electrical Engineering

The candidate will conduct ground-breaking research, initiate research projects and write academic papers. She/he will demonstrate an innovative and high-profile research program that maximizes synergy and complementarity within the research area described above. In particular, the candidate should have a good understanding of energy-efficient drives and innovative power converters.

The research program should show synergies with the current activities of the department of Electric Engineering and Energy Technology (, the research center MOBI (, and the Electrical Energy unit of BEAMS (

The candidate should also demonstrate her/his capacity to secure the required funding for basic and industrial research. The following additional points are considered as added value:

  • Experience in managing projects
  • Experience with or within industry

The position also includes the supervision of MSc theses and PhD theses.

Teaching is conducted in Dutch and English. The successful candidate will teach in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (in Dutch) and Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering (in English, in the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Power Electronics
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Control Techniques
  • Electric Traction
  • Electrical Drives

Questions about content?

Contact Prof. Dr. Joeri Van Mierlo on +32 (0)2 629 28 03 or



As a formal minimum requirement, applicants must hold a PhD in Engineering Sciences (or equivalent) awarded on the basis of an original thesis.

The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Every first appointment is dependent upon the successful delivery of a teaching session.

Members of academic faculty with teaching duties are required to prove their command of the teaching language. E.g.: for teaching in English the candidate provides evidence of proficiency in English at C1 level by submitting a language certificate (or a waiver).



As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.

Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.

More information is available at under the heading ‘future employees’.

Planned starting date: 01/10/2018
Length of contract: Recruitment in the rank of lecturer is a tenure track appointment which implies an initial appointment as lecturer for a period of 5 years with eligibility for tenure in the rank of senior lecturer by the end of this initial period. Recruitment in other academic ranks is an initial appointment for 3 years with eligibility for tenure in the same rank by the end of this initial period.
Deadline for application: 22/06/2018
Applications can only be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • a brief CV
  • comprehensive details of academic portfolio
  • teaching and research perception, mentioning the candidate’s five most important publications
  • a concise statement of the reason for applying including explanation about the development of future research
  • diplomas


For more information:
Call TANJA THIJS at the number: +32 2 629 28 72