Professor in Transport Systems Integration

Professor in Transport Systems Integration

Published Deadline Location
1 Mar 29 Apr Delft
Shape the future of transport systems in society as our new Full Professor! Join a dynamic team at the forefront of innovation. Lead groundbreaking research and drive transformative change.

Job description

The full professor should have a broad understanding of the socio-technical transport systems and their role in societies; have knowledge about the integration of parts of the transport system and it interwoveness with the broader society, including energy systems, land use, health, and well-being.

The transport domain covers all kinds of transport systems, including passenger and goods transport, and all modes, ranging from walking and cycling, via private motorized vehicles, public transport and barge, to flying and seagoing ships. Attention should be given to technological and non-technological developments, solutions to societal problems and challenges, and the links between transport systems and societal contexts, such as land use, economy, health, and energy systems. In other words, the full professor should understand the societal and related conceptual complexities of the surrounding transport systems. Because of the societal challenges, the focus is on long-term developments and engineering interventions and policies.

The full-professor position is positioned within the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), Department of Engineering Systems and Services (ESS), and more specifically, in the Transport and Logistics (TLO) section. The department hosts, next to transport and logistics experts, energy and ICT experts, as well as choice modelling and decision-making scholars. This combination of expertise guarantees that the cross-sectoral and socio-technical characteristics of transport systems integration are effectively included by addressing the integration of transport, ICT and energy systems.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The candidate:

  • Holds a PhD degree in a relevant field of transportation sciences, such as civil engineering, geography, transport economics, or social sciences.
  • Is an experienced teacher who inspires undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals alike, and has experience in supervising PhD research projects.
  • Has a proven track record as an independent, productive, and esteemed researcher of high integrity, demonstrable on the basis of, e.g., papers in refereed and well-respected scientific journals in the relevant research areas.
  • Has proven research experience and/or demonstrable affinity with the integrated socio-technical systems approach to transport systems.
  • Has proven experience in acquiring research funding.
  • Has a multidisciplinary research attitude and a firm track record in multidisciplinary research collaboration.
  • Is familiar with, used or developed theories helping to understand transport systems and their position in society.
  • Has demonstrable experience in initiating, leading, and managing research and educational programs.
  • Has the ability to collaborate as a professional team player and has proven leadership skills to supervise in a coaching empathic way.
  • Is a strong communicator, able to communicate research results to the professional community as well as to the general public.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1,5 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.

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.

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.

Additional information

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 29 April 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof. dr. ir. Marijn Janssen, department chair Engineering, Systems and Services, e-mail:

For information about the application procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, 


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 30—40 hours per week
  • €6648—€9680 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD05103


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

Application procedure

Application procedure

A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

Make sure to apply no later than 29 Apr 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).