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The Professor is expected to develop research into technology which underpins modern and future wind turbines as part of the Wind Energy Section and in partnership with DUWIND research groups by performing pioneering research, publishing, extending the existing research network and acquiring research funds to support PhD students and Post-Doc researchers. In conjunction with other senior academic leaders this Professor will ensure efficient management of the Section. The new Professor will be involved in educational activities and contribute to the Bachelor and Master programs of the faculty. He/She will be responsible for developing and sustaining Wind Energy Technology education with a major focus on the MSc level as well as supervise MSc students and chair MSc thesis committees.
The following qualities are expected of the candidate:
- To have an excellent knowledge of the various disciplines relating to wind energy technology, such as aerodynamics and aero-elasticity of wind turbine rotors, aerodynamics of wind farms, structural response of the turbine, advanced control to optimize power capture and alleviate loading, integrated design, and novel turbine concepts.
- To hold a PhD degree in Science or Engineering and have an outstanding scientific record, demonstrated by high quality publications in a pertinent field.
- To have a proven track record in securing and managing large research grants.
- To be an experienced mentor for early-stage researchers.
- To have a(n) (inter)national network with wind energy R&D and have the ability to stimulate cooperation of DUWIND partners in these developments. A strong network with industry, academia and research organisations is highly valued.
Finally, the candidate should also have a track-record in teaching, through experience with teaching large classes, evidence of high-quality teaching, and being familiar with modern educational tools for teaching, communication, assessment and evaluation of students. Being an inspiring teacher and student supervisor is a must for this 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.
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Delft University of Technology (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. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
The faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world's largest faculties devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. In the Netherlands it is the only research and education institute directly related to the aerospace engineering sector. It covers the whole spectrum of aerospace engineering subjects. In aeronautics, the faculty covers subjects ranging from aerodynamics and flight propulsion to structures and materials and from control and simulation to air transport and operations. In astronautics, topics include astrodynamics, space missions and space systems engineering. The faculty has around 2,700 BSc and MSc students, 225 PhD candidates and 27 professors supported by scientific staff.
The faculty's mission is to be the best Aerospace Engineering faculty in the world, inspiring and educating students through modern education techniques and enabling staff to perform ambitious research of the highest quality for the future of aerospace. The working atmosphere at the faculty is friendly, open-minded and dedicated.
The Department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy and Flight Performance and Propulsion (AWEP) is one of four departments composing Aerospace Engineering. Fundamental research is performed in the Aerodynamics section. Aircraft design, propulsion systems and their integration are the main topics in the FPP section. Wind energy systems, from small wind turbines to large offshore farms, are the objective of the research of the Wind Energy Section. The department operates comprehensive laboratories, equipped with modern wind tunnels and state-of-the-art measurement systems.
The Wind Energy Section facilitates the development of wind energy technology and the expansion of the use of wind power through research and education.
In its research activities there is a focus on large multi megawatt offshore wind turbines and offshore wind farms, though urban and airborne wind power is also addressed. Both technology development aspects as well as fundamental aspects are present in the research program. With respect to educational courses, the BSc and MSc level are offered for Aerospace students, SET students and for the European Wind Energy Master (EWEM) students.
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