Position - Professor Ergonomic Design, Delft

Department of Product and System Ergonomics

is looking for a
Full Professor in Ergonomic Design.
The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering provides for a
course of study which trains engineers in Product Development
and Product Management. The products are consumer goods inten-
ded for mass production. The Faculty has four Departments:
Product- and System-ergonomics, Engineering Design, Aesthe-
tics, and New Product Development.

In the Department of Product-and System-ergonomics, specia-
lising in Man-Product Interaction, and specifically in the
Section of Ergonomic Design, a vacancy exists to succeed the
Full Professor in Ergonomic Design.

The professorship concentrates on product-development and
special subjects of ergonomic design and also on research to
further the scientific basis of ergonomic design.
Teaching: Coordinating interdepartmental design projects for
students; coaching 10 to 20 Masters of Engineering projects
annually; participating in ergonomic courses, stressing pro-
duct-safety and analysis of product-use; teaching electives,
such as Professional Practice of Industrial Design Enginee-
Research: Supervising research projects, such as on Product
safety, Analysis of product-use, Cognitive factors of product-
use, inclusive Ph.D.-projects.
The professor is supposed to maintain working contacts with
a.o. the Foundation for Consumer Safety and professional

- having a large experience in design and development of goods
to be manufactured by industry in series, and especially of
consumer durables and professional equipment; thereby
stressing ergonomic qualities of utility, safety, efficiency
and comfort of use;
- possessing a broad knowledge of product- and system- ergono-
mics, of theories and methods concerning product-safety and
being experienced in applying these to product development;
- a Ph.D. degree or having published an equivalence of scien-
tific publications;
- being able to give guidance to teaching and research in a
way inspiring the about 15 members of the Section and
enhancing the team-spirit;
- having good didactic qualities and experience in working in
multidisciplinary teams: international professional expe-
rience is an advantage;
- being capable and willing to fulfil managerial functions in
the Department and in the Faculty of Industrial Design

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Those interested in the above-mentioned position or who wish
to direct attention to candidates suitable for the position
are requested to apply to: The Chairman of the Vacancy
Committee, Prof.Dr. J.M. Dirken, Faculty of Industrial Design
Engineering, Jaffalaan 9, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands.
Also contact this address for further information or telephone
+31 15 783081.

According to the governmental regulation on University profes-
sors (Gross Dfl. 105.000 - 180.000 p.a), incl. direct partici-
pation in the pension fund of Civil Servants.

Chairman of the Vacancy Committee
Prof.dr. J.M. Dirken
tel: 31-(0)15 783081
fax: 31-(0)15 787179
email:[email protected]

The Delft University of Technology provides university level
education in 15 different subjects, divided over 13 faculties.
Some 14,000 students attend the university, with 5,000 staff
members. More than 80 departments train students and conduct

Also part of the university are the University Administration
and a number of central services that include the Library, the
Computational Centre, the Central Workshop, the Central Elec-
tronics Service, and the Facilities Section.
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