Assistant Professor in Digital Technology Entrepreneurship

Assistant Professor in Digital Technology Entrepreneurship

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25 May 15 Jun Delft

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Challenge: Empower future decision-makers to implement digital-driven changes.Change: Use digital as an enabler. Impact: An agile and resilient business sector embracing emerging challenges.

Job description

The Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship, in the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of the Delft University of Technology, invites applications for a tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor in Digital Technology Entrepreneurship, beginning Fall 2022. 

As an Assistant Professor in Digital Technology Entrepreneurship, you are expected to teach several courses per year for engineering students across the faculties of TU Delft and continuously develop and improve our curriculum. Your programmes and subjects help students hone their entrepreneurial skills, such as identifying opportunities, designing digital-based business models, and devising platform development or entry strategies. Teaching primarily involves coaching students working on challenge-based projects. And subjects range from entrepreneurial thinking and acting to founding a start-up. In addition, you will conduct firm-level research into best practices, educational and didactic methods, and how to implement these in university education. 

With our practice-driven education, you will approach businesses and build a network in multiple sectors. Speaking with experts and identifying their challenges, you will take the lead in educational reform and further build the elective program on Digital Technology Entrepreneurship. The program intends to educate engineers who will contribute to firms' competitive edge and meet emerging client needs. The implementation of the latest digital technology is crucial. Examples are robotics for repetitive tasks, freeing up scarce professionals for more inspiring work, AI-driven remote and preventative maintenance, and the use of blockchain technology. Implementing such fundamental changes is up to future entrepreneurial engineers and decision-makers. Of course, how you tackle this is a learning curve which will help you develop your career. Our twelve-strong team of teachers and researchers at Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship will give you every support for you to evolve. We share a drive to optimise education, helping our students to implement technological changes in an entrepreneurial environment. For this, you will have our extensive entrepreneurial ecosystem at your disposal. The ecosystem includes TU Delft faculties and leading tech incubators and field labs, such as YES!DELFT and RoboHouse.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You thrive on working in an academic environment and are highly motivated to take the lead in enhancing our educational standards. In addition, you thoroughly enjoy teaching, coaching and interacting with students. You are driven by instilling firm-level entrepreneurial skills in students with an in-depth knowledge of digital technologies. You are also highly motivated to conduct firm-level research, for which you put your networking and communication skills to good use. 

You also have:
•    A PhD in Entrepreneurship, Business and Management or another relevant subject.
•    Demonstrable experience as a university teacher.
•    A track record of publications in entrepreneurship journals.
•    Knowledge of and a keen interest in digital technology, in which your students are, after all, the experts.
•    Excellent command of English, as TU Delft is an internationally diverse community, and you'll be networking throughout primarily West European countries.

Conditions of employment

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
  • Behaviour and society
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02354


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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