Assistant/Associate Professor of Smart Industry and Production Logistics

Assistant/Associate Professor of Smart Industry and Production Logistics

Published Deadline Location
13 Jul 15 Oct Delft

Job description

Section Transport Engineering & Logistics (TEL), Dept. of Maritime & Transport Technology, invites applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professorship with a focus on Smart Industry and Production Logistics. 

Global challenges on sustainability, limited resource availability, pollution, and energy efficiency force industry to rethink current production & manufacturing processes and practices. New technological trends in the areas of smart industry, information & communication systems and digitization, autonomous systems (robotics), RFID, IoT, and AI provide opportunities for creating new ways of designing such systems. There is a strong need for developing insights in how the performance of next generation industrial production logistics systems and processes can be impacted, taking into account their large-scale and interconnected nature.

Do you have a fascination for these challenges, and is it your ambition to investigate in set of coherent scientific research lines, linked also to education, the potential of, e.g., Industry 4.0/5.0 modeling, analysis and design concepts, involving distributed production and supply chain logistics? Then apply now!

Embedded in the Dept. of Maritime & Transport Technology, with this position you set up new research lines inspired by industrial supply chain and production challenges, with a particular links to the ports & maritime area. You bring in your own methodological perspective/central driving idea as basis for your research and pursue these ideas towards both qualitative and quantitative assessment of new smart industry (production) concepts. Your directions address production logistics challenges at supply chain level and/or industrial (production/manufacturing) site / plant / facility level, making it possible to relate them to concepts such as Factories of the Future, (Maritime) Industry 4.0.

As assistant/associate professor, you will be entrusted responsibilities for initiating and carrying out high-level research projects and publishing research in leading journals. You become part of a section with a well-balanced range of expertises relevant for tackling upcoming smart industry challenges (including transport logistics, operations research, control, and mechanical & maritime engineering). As such, you will create addd value by working together with these colleagues, as well as relevant industrial and academic partners, to position your specific perspectives, apply for national and international research funding, and shape the research area of smart industry and production logistics. Bringing in practical experience within the production or maritime industry is highly valued. 

As part of your assistant/associate professorship, you contribute to relevant MSc education, such as the MSc track Multi-Machine Engineering (hosted by Section TEL), which educates the fundamentals of large-scale system design and operation, and their applications in the complex logistics and production area. This track adopts an interdisciplinary perspective, in which (1) mechanical systems expertise, (2) operations & maintenance, and (3) multi-machine system interactions are brought together for increasing efficiency, safety, and sustainability. You have the opportunity to develop courses and supervise Master students in their final year, reflecting the developments of your research, involving both online and practical teaching competences. In addition, you will supervise PhD candidates in their development towards independent, self-reflective researchers.      

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • A PhD (obtained, or soon to obtain) and strong track record in one or more of the following domains: Industry 4.0/5.0, production logistics, manufacturing systems engineering, supply chain engineering, smart industry, industrial automation / control, industrial engineering, mechanical / maritime engineering;

  • Demonstrate the potential to initiate, acquire, execute, and coordinate research projects, including development of a vision on a specific new research line that fits in the Section TEL and M&TT department;

  • Have a clear vision on modern engineering education, and being able to inspire students and develop their passion for and knowledge of smart industry and production logistics;

  • Experience with and ability to work in teams in an academic, interdisciplinary environment with engineers as well as people in other disciplines;

  • Be proficient in English, and, for foreign candidates, the willingness to learn the Dutch language;

  • Have experience with the academic environment and awareness for the inclusiveness values of TU Delft. 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 jaar.

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 recognised academic. To support that, we offer a structured career and personal development programme, which accounts for individual needs and preferences. For more information about the tenure track and the personal development programme, please visit www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack.

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. €3.974 to max. €6.181 per month gross.

For exceptionally strong candidates, a shortened tenure track period or Associate Professor position can be considered.

For an Associate Professor position different terms of employment apply. Depending on background and experience, the salary can range from min. € 5.506 to max. €7.362 per month gross.

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.

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.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.

Employer

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! 

Department

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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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, contact Prof.dr. R.R. Negenborn, e-mail: r.r.negenborn@tudelft.nl.
For information about the application procedure, contact Ms Nathalie van Benthem, HR-advisor, application-3mE@tudelft.nl.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • TUD01571

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Application procedure

Received applications will be considered on a regular bi-monthly basis. As such, you are encouraged to apply already now, rather than wait until the latest application deadline. Current latest application deadline is 15 October 2022. Apply via the application button and upload your motivation and detailed CV, a personal research and teaching statement and names and contact of three references.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Received applications will be considered on a regular bi-monthly basis. As such, you are encouraged to apply already now, rather than wait until the latest application deadline. Current latest application deadline is 15 October 2022. Apply via the application button and upload your motivation and detailed CV, a personal research and teaching statement and names and contact of three references.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 15 Oct 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).