Assistant/Associate Professor of Advanced Techniques for Machine and Equipment Design

Assistant/Associate Professor of Advanced Techniques for Machine and Equipment Design

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11 Jan 4 Apr Delft

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Job description

The assistant or associate professor we are looking for will strengthen the focus on Machine and Equipment Design in the field of Transport and/or Production Engineering and Logistics. You will work on novel approaches for design and modelling of handling equipment functioning in logistic chains. This involves complex multi-machine systems facing increasing process demands such as higher capacities and zero downtime while saving resources and minimizing costs. Your research contributes to the mission of Delft University of Technology: combining science, design and engineering in a socially responsible manner. You will supervise PhD and MSc and BSc students, acquire external funding, teach and develop new courses at undergraduate and graduate levels in Mechanical Engineering, and undertake managerial tasks as required. You will actively collaborate with other research institutes and industry.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The scope of relevant topics of research for this position includes, but is not limited to, large-scale dynamic structures, integrated mechanical systems design, topology optimisation, design optimization, advanced modelling techniques, (production) machine design, granular materials, biomass/bulk solids handling, novel materials, applying machine learning for design, simulation based design, kinematics and dynamics, virtual and rapid prototyping, self-adaptability, metamodeling.
We welcome applicants that have a clear vision on how their research contributes to the field of Machine and Equipment Design, and the research in the Transport Engineering and Logistics section. Candidates should have a PhD and a background in mechanical, industrial or maritime engineering or another relevant field, are active researchers with a multidisciplinary mindset, and are enthusiastic team players. Having experience in university level teaching and applying for research funding would be appreciated.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Tenure track.

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 one of our main aims. 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.

For information about this position you can contact Dr D.L. Schott,  e-mail: For more information about the selection procedure please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email:
To apply, please send a detailed CV, motivation letter, a research and teaching statement, electronic copies of your top three publications and contact data of at least three references. All required documents should be combined to a single pdf file. Applications should be submitted by email at the earliest convenience to When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-02.


Delft University of Technology

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.


Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits. 

The Transport Engineering and Logistics (TEL) section is part of the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology in the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) at Delft University of Technology. The focus is on the development, design, construction and operation of transport systems and equipment. Education and research deals with transport-related topics that involve both technological and logistic issues. This combination of transport technology and logistics is considered one of the strong points of the TEL section.


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3637—€6738 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3mE19-02


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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