Assistant Professor Transport and Logistics Systems

Assistant Professor Transport and Logistics Systems

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19 Jan 15 Feb Delft

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Job description

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) invites applications for a Academic Career Track position (with a focus on education) as an assistant professor in Transport and Logistics Systems.

The position is established within the Transport and Logistics (TLO) group, which is part of the department of Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) at TPM. The TLO group strongly contributes to the culture of excellence which makes TU Delft one of the most well-known places worldwide to study transport and logistics.

We are looking for candidates who have a system perspective and have strong policy, design, modeling, or analytical skills to teach and research transport and logistics topics on macro (and meso) levels.

TLO offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge multidisciplinary research with high societal impact. With our new hire, we have the ambition to maintain and further enhance our reputation as a place for highly influential research and teaching in transport and logistics systems.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Applicants should have (or expect to complete soon) a PhD in Transport, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management or a closely related field, from a reputed academic institution.

The candidate should possess (or have a clear ambition to obtain) broad expertise in the field of Transport and Logistics at a system level, and she or he is expected to have a multidisciplinary attitude. Successful candidates have a knowledge base that is not confined to e.g., only one mode of transport or micro-level modeling.

Candidates need to demonstrate a clear potential for excellence in teaching and research.

The to-be-hired Academic Career Track assistant professor will actively contribute to education at all levels, including supervision and tutoring of students, collaborating with other research groups inside the department (Energy & Industry, and ICT) and faculty, and help to maintain a high level of academic impact and international visibility of the TLO group and the ESS department.


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months.

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. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, 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 Technology, Policy and Management

The Faculty of TPM provides an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security. TPM does this with its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy. We combine insights from both engineering and social sciences as well as the humanities. TPM develops robust models and designs, is internationally oriented and has an extensive network of knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD04940


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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