Assistant/Associate Professor in Machine Perception for Intelligent Vehicles

Assistant/Associate Professor in Machine Perception for Intelligent Vehicles

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25 May 17 Sep Delft

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Job description

We seek to fill a faculty position in the area of machine perception for intelligent vehicles at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured). The position covers environment perception and localization & mapping for intelligent vehicles and mobile robots, in complex environments (e.g. urban traffic). Specific topics of interest include:

  • 2D/3D Object detection;
  • 2D/3D Semantic scene analysis;
  • Multi-target tracking;
  • Localization and mapping;
  • Deep learning for perception;
  • Unsupervised/semi/self-supervised learning, domain adaptation, data augmentation;
  • Multi-modal sensor processing (e.g. vision, radar, LiDAR, GNSS/INS);
  • Temporal data processing;
  • Distributed sensing (e.g. vehicle- and infrastructure-based);
  • Datasets and benchmarking.

The mission of the Cognitive Robotics (CoR) department at TU Delft is to develop intelligent robots and vehicles that will advance mobility, productivity and quality of life. The CoR department combines fundamental research with experimental work on physical demonstrators in areas such as self-driving vehicles, collaborative industrial robots, mobile manipulators and haptic interfaces. Of special interest are robotic solutions for complex, human-inhabited environments. Collaborations exist with cross-faculty institutes (TU Delft Robotics Institute and TU Delft Transport Institute), the national robotic ecosystem (RoboValley, Holland Robotics) and international academia and industry. Within the CoR department, the Intelligent Vehicles group covers the spectrum of machine perception, dynamics & control and human factors for automated driving.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The successful candidate should have:

  • a PhD degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline. Experience in intelligent vehicles and/or robotics is a plus;
  • excellent track record in scientific research, as evident from publications in top-tier conferences and journals;
  • ability to provide inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels (in English);
  • ability and motivation to establish an own research direction within an interdisciplinary environment;
  • organizational and managerial skills to interact and cooperate effectively with staff and other research institutes and organizations, including industry;
  • proven ability in the acquisition of external funding (for Associate Professor level).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 years.

A tenure track position is offered for a maximum of six years. Tenure Track is a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate Professor. During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognized academic. To support that, we offer a structured career and personal development program, which accounts for individual needs and preferences. For more information about the tenure track and the personal development program, please visit

Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made at the end of the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. The salary for a Tenure Track (Assistant Professor) position is min. €3.637 to max. €5.656 per month gross. For exceptionally strong candidates, a shortened tenure track period or Associate Professor position can be considered. Starting salary is based on level of knowledge and (postdoctoral) experience. All salaries mentioned are based on full time contracts.

The TU Delft offers a customizable 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. The TU Delft offers trainings to improve English and Dutch language competencies. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

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  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD01146


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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