Assistant professor in Systems Modelling and Design (Tenure Track with a focus on education)

Assistant professor in Systems Modelling and Design (Tenure Track with a focus on education)

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4 Nov 3 Dec Delft

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Job description

(Tenure Track with focus on education: 60% teaching, 20% research, 20% organization and management) 

The Faculty of Technology Policy and Management invites candidates for a Tenure Track position as an assistant professor within the Systems Engineering Group.  The focus of this assposition is on complex systems modelling and design with a particular focus on teaching at both the BSc and MSc level.

This position involves;
-    active contribution to the educational programmes of the department both as a teacher and a leader
-    research in the field of Complex Systems Design and Modelling (e.g. participatory modelling, multi-modelling, agent-based modelling)
-    creating and maintaining a national and international academic and professional network.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


-    a doctorate degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Simulation, Systems Design or a related field, 
-    clear affinity with, and preferably experience in, teaching systems modelling, systems design and/or systems engineering courses at both the BSc and MSc level 
-    motivation and drive to embrace interdisciplinary research in large-scale, socio-technical systems (see for a description of the group’s main research programme)
-    the ability to embrace the value of being scientific team player in working with colleagues and students in teaching, research, and management, with a large dose of creativity.
- An excellent command of the English language. Knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage.  

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 years.

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


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 Technology, Policy and Management

With its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy, the Faculty of TPM makes an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security.
We combine insights from the engineering sciences, the social and the humanities. We develop robust models and designs, are internationally oriented and have an extensive network with knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3807—€5211 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD01552


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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