Assistant/Associate Professor Multi-Actor Systems - 6 Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor Multi-Actor Systems - 6 Positions

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9 Oct 18 Nov Delft

Job description

The Multi-Actor Systems (MAS) Department is looking to fill six positions. The positions are available at tenure track assistant and associate professor level depending on the level of excellence of the applicant(s). 

We are looking for new  colleagues whose ambitions resonate with our MAS “brand”of excellent research, high-quality education and societal impact in the areas of  policy analysis, organisations and governance, and systems engineering. 

As such, this is an open invitation for you to share your ambitions with us: challenge us with your creative and innovative research, your education ideas and your plans for societal impact.  Below are some possible themes we would be keen to further develop with you:

  • Simulation gaming with (and for) policy makers and citizens
  • Policy analysis and design for change and disruption
  • Multi- and participatory modelling for decision makers    
  • Governance of transitions with institutional voids 
  • Artificial intelligence for achieving the SDGs
  • Climate adaptation and urbanizing deltas
  • Computational social science 
  • Design of interventions in complex systems

Your plans may also involve activities in our MAS Labs: the Policy Modelling Lab, the Gamelab and/or the Humanitarian Technology Lab.

In filling these positions, we are looking for candidates who can contribute to our department’s education in our main Master programmes

  • Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA)
  • Complex Systems Engineering and Management (CoSEM)
    as well as to core courses in the Bachelor ‘Technische Bestuurskunde’, such as:
  • Organisation and Management 
  • Law and Governance
  • Problem Analysis and Analysis of Multi-Actor Systems 
  • Systems Modeling

or other educational activities such as supervision and tutoring of students. While your willingness to contribute to our education is essential, teaching experience in the above portfolio is not a necessary requirement. 

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications: 

  • A clear vision on how you will contribute to the research and education agenda of MAS;
  • Good didactic qualities and teaching experience;
  • Research experience, strong analytical skills and network;
  • Excellent scientific credentials (i.e. a PhD title and preferably experience as a postdoc) with high-quality scientific publications;
  • Interest and experience to work with stakeholders to address real-world problems of great importance to society;
  • Experience in attracting external funding is a plus;
  • Excellent command of English. If the candidate is not proficient in Dutch, a basic level must be acquired within two years (support will be provided);
  • Motivated to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and eager to collaborate with colleagues from the other TPM departments and other TU Delft faculties.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Tenure Track.

Successful candidates will be offered a Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming associate professor. After a maximum of 5 years the tenure decision will be made. If you have a more senior profile, you will receive a tailor-made career proposal.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. 

Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. 

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. 

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this. 

Employer

Technische Universiteit Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Department

Faculty Technology, Policy and Management

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) contributes to sustainable solutions for technological challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences.

Research and Education at MAS   

The Multi-Actor Systems (MAS) Department of the Faculty Technology, Policy and Management (Delft University of Technology) focuses on the governance in and of socio-technical systems. By governance, we mean the use of instruments, strategies and structures aimed at shaping or changing socio-technical systems, or parts thereof. 

Research at MAS addresses the question of how, in such an environment, decision-making, change and coordination of and in socio-technical systems happen. We are actively working in application domains such as water, climate change, energy, cyber security, transport, mobility and infrastructures, humanitarian response and resilience.

MAS provides education to students in all the master and bachelor studies that are taught at the faculty of Technology, Policy & Management. Our teaching emphasizes the consequences of the multi-actor perspective for modelling (conceptually and quantitative) as well as design (robust and fit for ‘real world’ actor behaviour). 

For further information on the department and our work, please check our webpage

Join the department of Multi-Actor Systems (MAS)!

 

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact prof. dr. Bartel Van de Walle,Head of the Department, email: B.A.vandeWalle@tudelft.nl, tel: +31152785190.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, HR Advisor, email: vacature-TBM@tudelft.nl.

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Specifications

  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Engineering; Behaviour and Society; Natural Sciences
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€6738 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ATTBM 19.028

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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX, Delft

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Application procedure

To apply, please send a letter of motivation (incl. your vision on research and education for MAS) together with a detailed CV (incl. a list of publications) to vacature-TBM@tudelft.nlreferring to vacancy ATTBM 19.028.

Make sure to apply no later than 18 Nov 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).