Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence in Traffic & Transportation Engineering

Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence in Traffic & Transportation Engineering

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24 Oct 1 Dec Delft

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Towards data-driven traffic management and transport planning? Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in mobility research.

Job description

This academic career track position focuses on furthering the development and application of novel approaches in artificial intelligence, such as generative AI and interpretable AI. These innovations are likely to revolutionize traffic and transportation science, and, as such, will contribute to solving key societal challenges in the CEG domain, including mitigation and adaptation to climate change, sustainable transportation in relation to increasing urbanization, electrification of transport, and resilience of transport networks.

The research and education that you will perform, and coordinate will have a strong methodological nature, based on system and network sciences, and on sensing, fusing, and assimilating large amounts of data and state-of-the-art techniques in machine learning and AI. Your research will lead to novel insights and tools that will find applications not only in the traffic and transport domain but also in other Civil Engineering research fields where sensing, big-data, and data-driven modeling play a vital role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct innovative research in the fields of machine learning, big data, and advanced AI.
  • Joint coordination of the AIM (AI for Mobility) Lab of Transport & Planning.
  • Actively seek collaborate with relevant T&P Labs.
  • Serve as the (co-) coordinator of the TU Delft DAILab XAIT.
  • Contribute to the MSc education of CEG, including the TTE (Traffic and Transportation Engineering) in the new Master program of CEG, and the interdisciplininairy master TIL.
  • Develop and execute courses and provide supervision to BSc and MSc students and PhD candidates.
  • Foster an inclusive learning environment where the diverse perspectives of all students are valued.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Hold a PhD in a subject relevant to the position and demonstrate a strong affinity for relevant research subjects such as big data, machine learning, and advanced AI.

Find inspiration in collaborative work, both within the Transport & Planning department and with other CEG departments and TU Delft Faculties.

Have a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals and possess a strong background in quantitative methodologies, modeling, and/or data sciences including be capable of applying methodological skills to a range of problems.

Exhibit inspiring teaching skills and an excellent command of the English language and be able and willing to teach to a diverse audience of CEG students at both the BSc and MSc levels.

We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences, and we value diversity as a key driver of our academic excellence. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and fostering an inclusive environment where all individuals are welcome to apply and contribute their unique perspectives.


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months.

This position is offered as an Academic Career Track position. 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 18 months after a positive evaluation, based on continuous confidence in your development potential and fit in the organisation.

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.

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 (based on scale 11: €4,332.00 - €5,929.00). Flexible work schedules can be arranged and you can work partly from home

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service addresses the needs of new international employees and those of their partners and families. The Coming to Delft Service offers personalised assistance during the preparation of the relocation, finding housing and schools for children (if applicable). In addition, a Dual Career Programme for partners is offered. The Coming to Delft Service will do their best to help you settle in the Netherlands.


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 Civil Engineering & Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource availability, urbanisation and clean water. Our research projects are conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced of the importance of open science and supports its scientists in integrating open science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD04586


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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