Assistant or Associate Professor Unconventional Electronics & Computing Systems

Assistant or Associate Professor Unconventional Electronics & Computing Systems

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19 Oct 26 Nov Delft

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Challenge: Edge Artificial Intelligence requires computing systems that deploy intelligence at the edge (e.g. for IoT) with extremely small energy consumption and footprints.
Change: Develop, design and demonstrate energy-efficient computing systems harnessing unconventional devices.
Impact: Enabling powerful AI in autonomous systems, wearable devices, and personalised healthcare.

Job description

For Artificial Intelligence in edge applications like autonomous systems, wearable devices and personalised healthcare, we need computing systems with tremendous energy efficiency. New computing paradigms, such as computation-in-memory and neuromorphic computing, using emerging device technologies, such as memristors and spintronics, offer potential solutions. However, they need much further research and development in different aspects related to the whole computing engine design stack (e.g., circuits, micro-architectures, system architectures, compilers, algorithms) as well as related to their dependability aspects such as design-for-testability, reliability, and security.  At TU Delft, you’ll be working at the forefront of research on these unconventional electronics and computing systems.

The Department of Quantum & Computer Engineering (QCE) has various openings for assistant and associate professors. You may choose your field of research from our wide range of roadmap topics, based on your vision and interests. Topics range from system architectures and microarchitectures to compilers, mapping methods and circuit design. You may also focus on reliability and security. By building your network of industrial and public partners, you’ll attract the funding needed for your research. In addition, you’ll be teaching Bachelor and Master students and supervising Master and PhD students. And you’ll play an active role in our faculty’s committees and the scientific community at large.

You will join the 100-strong cohesive team of highly-motivated professors and students of QCE. Ours is a supportive, internationally diverse and inclusive environment where you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere. Being used to growing academic talents, we’ll give you all the training and coaching you need to evolve and grow your career. In our multidisciplinary domain, you’ll be working closely with your colleagues. Our common drive? To invent, design, prototype and demonstrate the potential of disruptive computing accelerators using the unique features of emerging devices.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Conducting groundbreaking research and taking the lead in unconventional computing in the academic world: that’s what drives you. As a teacher, you will coach, inspire, and interact with students. Your communication and networking skills help you connect with colleagues, students and partners, strengthening our Faculty and department.

You also have:

  • A PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related subject.
  • A research background and a keen interest in computing systems using emerging technologies, such as but not limited to, in-memory, neuromorphic, spin-wave, quantum and edge computing, (micro)architectures, compilers and mapping algorithms, and digital circuit design.
  • An excellent command of English.

If you feel this role would be a perfect match, but you cannot tick all the boxes yet, we’d still really like to get to know you, as you can learn and grow on the job!

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
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02915


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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