Assistant Professor Floating Offshore Wind Energy

Assistant Professor Floating Offshore Wind Energy

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4 Jan 15 Feb Delft

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Job description

The selected Assistant Professor will operate in the Wind Energy Section at TU Delft and will be part of the Floating Wind Energy team. As an Assistant Professor, you will participate in the education programme at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering and will perform research relevant to the field. Given the existing expertise on simulation technologies within our floating wind energy group, complementary competences in the domain of experimental techniques and wind tunnel testing are preferred. Additionally, to realise the vision of hybrid testing, teamwork with colleagues working on different disciplines and techniques is strongly encouraged. Curiosity to explore additional collaborations across departments and faculties is also welcome.

You will collaborate with both academics and industry professionals and will disseminate your work openly to your peers and to society at large. You will develop a line of research enabling funding procurement from governmental organisations or through direct collaborations with industry. You will develop your leadership skills to build a team of PhD candidates and post-docs, and teach and supervise students. You will build and expand your network and represent TU Delft in international bodies. You will also have the opportunity to positively contribute to the organisation in your areas of interest.  You will be part of an open-minded, friendly and collaborative community, which welcomes your technological expertise and your ideas to further accelerate the energy transition. You will be mentored and supported to grow professionally all the way to Full Professor.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You are passionate about academic work, you strive in an international environment, and you enjoy working with others to achieve meaningful results. You are committed to teaching and mentoring students, while growing your own competencies.

You also have:

  • A PhD in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering, or any another relevant disciplines with a background in fluid mechanics or aerodynamics.
  • Proven proficiency in experimental techniques.
  • Experience with numerical modelling and/or systems and control would be a plus.
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English, and a willingness to learn the Dutch language to a basic level of understanding. 

Conditions of employment

This position is offered as an Academic Career Track position (0.8 – 1.0 FTE). 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 plan 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.

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 as part of the Academic Career Track Development 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 within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities which for an assistant professor is a salary based on scale 11: € 4.332,00 - € 5.929,00. 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 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 Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 270 PhD candidates and close to 3000 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond. 

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD04805


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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