Open Call for Assistant / Associate Professors Computer Science

Open Call for Assistant / Associate Professors Computer Science

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Develop intelligent algorithms and reliable software systems that facilitate responsible use and trust by our digital society and contribute to excellent and inspiring education.

Job description

Our digital society needs reliable, safe, and trustworthy systems. This is why it is crucial to take this into account in research and development of automated systems as well as in the education of computer science engineers and artificial intelligence specialists. The impact of their applications, whether in health care, banking and fintech, the energy transition, or for instance autonomous mobility is immense. Do you want to take the lead in shaping the future of our interconnected world with ground-breaking research and world-class education? Do you want to help drive responsible innovation in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence? Join TU Delft as Assistant or Associate Professor.

We challenge you to develop and realise your vision on research and education. Based on your vision, you will devise your own strategic research roadmap. You may focus on our current domains, which include trustworthy AI, distributed systems and software engineering or you may also take on a wider research scope and develop an entirely new research line. To implement your research programme, you will attract funding and build and extend your and our network of public and private partners. These include tech giants, the world’s leading brands in the financial sector and industry as well as exciting start-ups. Playing an active role in the international research community, you will disseminate your knowledge and findings at leading conferences. Our facilities, which include the DelftBlue supercomputer, local HPC cluster and our Embedded Systems lab, will be at your disposal. Computer Science Education at TU Delft is also supported by the Computer Science and Education Teaching Team which consists of teachers who support providing and developing education. Additionally, we are currently working on forming a Research Software Engineering team, which will consist of software engineers focused on supporting staff with the development of research software for research and valorisation.

You will build your team of PhD students, whom you’ll supervise from start to finish, and teach our top-level Bachelor and Master students. In addition, you will contribute to the development of our curriculum in close collaboration with other staff members and create new courses based on your research findings. Your home base will be with one of the research groups which best matches your research topic.

You’ll be working closely and sharing knowledge with colleagues from other research groups, departments and even faculties. Your internationally diverse colleagues are driven principal investigators, PhD students and postdocs, as well as research engineers and university teachers. We foster an inclusive, open and friendly culture, and give you all the support and training you need to grow your academic career.

Learn more about Software Technology and our Open Call for Assistant and Associate Professors.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You thrive on conducting ground breaking research geared to resolving challenges faced by society and industry. Using your communication and networking skills, you build relevant networks and convince stakeholders of the value of your research proposals. You also embrace the latest teaching methods and are motivated to teach and interact with highly talented students.

You also have:

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

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.

Conditions of employment

The positions are at the level of assistant professor (Academic Career Track) or associate professor, depending on background, experience and leadership(potential).

Assistant Professor

During the Academic Career Track, we expect you to grow towards an Associate Professor position within a maximum of eight years, for which a position will be available. With other Academic Career Track colleagues, you will participate in the Academic Career Track Development programme, where you are offered ample opportunities to develop yourself in the areas of Education, Research, Societal Impact & Innovation, and Leadership & Organisation. You will regularly discuss your development and results with senior staff based on a personalized development and performance criteria agreed upon at the start of your Academic Career Track. You will start with a temporary contract that will be converted to a permanent contract no later than 12 -18 months after a positive evaluation, based on continuous confidence in your development potential and fit in the organisation.

Salary scale 11-12: €4.332,-- to € 6.737,-- per month gross.

Associate Professor

For an Associate Professor position, we offer an initial temporary position with the prospect of a permanent contract. The duration of the temporary position is a maximum of 1 year. After a positive performance assessment, you will be employed in a permanent Associate Professor position.

Salary scale 13-14: € 6.002,-- to € 8.025,-- per month gross.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. Besides the salary, TU Delft offers the following:

  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discounts with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses
  • Fully paid pregnancy and maternal leave
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Health Coach Program with a focus on healthy and energetic working

We offer a competitive starting package that matches your seniority resource requirements, 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 them with the preparation of your relocation, such as finding housing and schools for children, and help them settle in the Netherlands. This service addresses the needs of new international employees and those of their partners and families. On campus, an International Children's Centre is located as well as an international primary and secondary 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 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 scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 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
  • Doctorate
  • TUD04183


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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