Assistant/Associate Professor Software Engineering

Assistant/Associate Professor Software Engineering

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Challenge: Develop novel technologies for efficiently creating reliable software solutions.
Change: Groundbreaking software engineering methods and techniques.
Impact: Intelligently engineered reliable software for industry and society.

Job description

The key challenge of today’s software engineering practice is efficiently creating reliable software in a complex world. How can we dramatically reduce development times? How can we increase the software’s quality, improve its reliability and reduce resolution times? Our research aims at obtaining a deep understanding of how people develop software and use the tools of the trade. Based on which we create methods, techniques, theories and software tools advancing and accelerating software development. In the Software Engineering Research Group (SERG) at TU Delft, you will develop and realise your vision on software engineering as an Assistant or Associate Professor.

You may focus on any research domain in software engineering. Our existing domains, which you may join, range from empirical software engineering, software architecture, evolution, testing and deployment, to the application of AI and social software engineering. Alternatively, you may propose a complementary domain based on your expertise, or take on a wider research scope, integrating multiple domains. To realise your research programme, you’ll build and extend your and our industrial and academic network, and attract funding. At SERG we pride ourselves on working with the world’s leading tech companies, financial institutions and high-tech manufacturers, to which you’ll have access too!

In addition, you will build your team of PhD students, whom you’ll supervise and coach to completion. You will also teach our top-level international Bachelor and Master students, and supervise their graduation projects. Playing an active role in our committees and the scientific community, you will transfer knowledge and help strengthen our Faculty, Department and Research Group. At SERG, you’ll join an internationally diverse, thirty-strong team of highly motivated women and men: PhD students, post-docs and Assistant, Associate and Full Professors. We’ll give you all the support, training and coaching you need to evolve and grow your career in our open and friendly environment.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You thrive on conducting groundbreaking research and contributing to world-class education. Leveraging your communication and networking skills, you build relevant networks, attract funding and convince internal and external stakeholders of your research proposals. In addition, you enjoy teaching and interacting with highly talented students. If you don’t have extensive teaching experience, not to worry, as enhancing teaching competencies is part of your personal development programme.

You also have:

  • A PhD in a relevant subject.
  • A portfolio of publications supporting your research excellence.
  • A good command of English, as TU Delft is an internationally diverse community.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 years.

The vacancies are at the level of assistant professor (Tenure track) or associate professor, depending on background, experience and leadership(potential).

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Besides the salary you also receive an annual holiday payment of 8% and an end of year bonus payment of 8.3%. 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. You can find more information here

  • Salary scale 11-12: €3.974,-- to € 6.181,-- per month gross (assistant professor position)
  • Salary scale 13-14: € 5.506,-- to € 7.362,-- per month gross (associate professor position)

We offer a competitive starting package that matches to the seniority resource requirements of the candidate, and also offer access to world-class infrastructure and administrative support in one of the top Engineering and Technology Universities in the world.

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.


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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02877


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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