Assistant (ACT) or /Associate Professor in Software Engineering

Assistant (ACT) or /Associate Professor in Software Engineering

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26 Apr 18 May Delft

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As an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Software Engineering Research Group you get the chance to develop your own research line in an promising and impactful subfield of software engineering.

Job description

We are seeking to strengthen our group with an ambitious and enthusisastic assistant or associate professor. Within this position you will contribute significantly to the research portfolio of the Software Engineering research group. You will be encouraged to develop your own research line in a promising and impactful subfield of software engineering.

We welcome applications from candidates in all subfields of software engineering, including (generative) artificial intelligence for software engineering, software engineering for "AIware", green computing, software supply chains, and human aspects of software development. We also welcome candidates working at the intersections with related fields, such as software security, distributed systems, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and programming languages.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Conducting high impact research in the area of software engineering.
  • Supervising PhD students, helping them to become top researchers in software engineering.
  • Teaching courses on software engineering topics at the bachelor and the masters level in the TU Delft Computer Science curriculum. See for more details.
  • Supervising bachelor and master students in their graduation projects.
  • Acquiring and managing externally funded research projects in software engineering.
  • Collaborating with industry and societal partners to ensure that the group's research results have a lasting impact in software development practice.
  • Strengthening the contacts between the group and industry as well as other international academic institutions.
  • Taking responsibility for management and service work within the section, the department, and the university.

More information about the Software Engineering Research Group at Delft University of Technology can be found here:


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Besides a PhD degree in the broad field of software engineering, we require a proven track record of research excellence, the ambition to strengthen and expand the research and teaching of the Software Engineering research group, a team player mentality, and good communication and social skills.

Preferably, the successful candidate has experience in teaching at the university level.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: ACT.

The position can be filled 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
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • TUD05264


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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