Assistant/Associate Professor of Large-Scale Adaptive Dynamic Engineering Structures

Assistant/Associate Professor of Large-Scale Adaptive Dynamic Engineering Structures

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12 Jul 30 Sep Delft

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Job description

We are seeking an Assistant Professor of Large-Scale Adaptive Dynamic Engineering Structures, with a particular fascination for sustainable dynamic hoisting and transport operations in a maritime context involving cargo such as granular materials, containers and break bulk incl. large spare parts for offshore service logistics. With increasing complexity of mechanical systems (due to larger sizes, combinations of new material properties, and diversification of energy sources), modeling and evaluating kinematics and dynamic responses to varying loads becomes more challenging. You will work on novel approaches for design and modelling of operational dynamics of onshore and offshore mechanical multi-systems. You are fascinated by modern techniques to adapt to, prevent and limit extreme situations by control of movements under harsh conditions. You will make an active contribution to the group’s research and education curriculum for both the Bachelor and Master programs. You will develop and give lectures and supervise Master students with an engineering background. Initiating and carrying out high-level research projects and publishing research in leading journals are essential parts of the job.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Applicants should have the following qualifications:
• A PhD and/or strong track record in the domain of large-scale mechanical, industrial or maritime engineering;
• MSc in Mechanical Engineering or comparable;
• Excellent ability of modelling and design of moving structures;
• Excellent scientific credentials or extensive relevant practical experience;
• Experience with and ability to work in teams in an academic, interdisciplinary environment with engineers as well as people in other disciplines;
• Good didactic qualities and experience in teaching.

Conditions of employment

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leaders and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.


Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The Transport Engineering and Logistics (TEL) section, part of the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology, proposes and provides educates in new tools and methods for design, control, automation, simulation, and optimisation of mono- and multi-machine transport systems. The research and teaching involve the use of basic principles and applied engineering, with applications in transport and handling equipment, container/bulk terminals, port/intermodal logistics, and autonomous transport systems. Of particular interest are innovative concepts within and surrounding the domain of waterborne transport operations and logistics. (See transport-engineering-and-logistics )


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • max. €5513 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3mE18-50


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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