Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Transportation Systems

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Transportation Systems

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6 Sep 15 Oct Delft

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Job description

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Transportation Systems. The position is established within the Transport and Logistics (TLO) group, which is part of the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department at TPM. The TLO group strongly contributes to the culture of excellence which makes Delft one of the most well-known places worldwide to study transportation. One of the key ambitions of the ESS department is to study the convergence of transport, energy and ICT-systems (e.g. in the context of self-driving electric vehicles), which offers the opportunity to perform cutting edge multidisciplinary research with high societal impact.

With our new hire, we have the ambition to maintain and further enhance our reputation as a place for highly influential research and teaching in transportation systems. Our new colleague is expected to begin January 1, 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Applicants should have (or expect to complete soon) a PhD in Transportation or a closely related field, from a reputed academic institution. The candidate should possess (or have a clear ambition to obtain) broad expertise in the field of Transportation at a system level, and she or he is expected to have a multidisciplinary attitude. Succesful candidates have a knowledge base which is not confined to e.g. only one mode of transport or only one type of transport model.

Candidates need to demonstrate a clear potential for excellence in research and teaching.

The to be hired tenure track assistant professor will be responsible for: activively contributing to education on all levels (including supervision and tutoring of students), building a strong externally funded research portfolio, collaborating with other research groups inside and outside the department and faculty, and helping to maintain the high level of academic impact and international visibility of the TLO group and the ESS department.

Applications are asked to include a motivation letter (not more than one page), research and teaching vision (not more than one page each), full curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Temporary with the intention of an indefinite appointment.

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made by the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. For circumstances as having children or parental leave during the tenure track, it is possible to delay the definitive assessment and extend the Tenure Track appointment to a maximum of 8 years.

The 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. Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.You will have 232 hours of paid leave each year and in addition to your salary, at TU Delft you will receive an annual holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your salary. The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The 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, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.


Technische Universiteit Delft

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 Technology, Policy and Management

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) contributes to sustainable solutions for technological challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences. The tenure track assistant professor will be positioned in the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department. The core activity of the department is to model, understand, forecast, and shape emerging technological innovations and user patterns in the increasingly interconnected sectors of energy, mobility and ICT; and use these insights for improved design, regulation and operation of such engineering systems. ESS aims to contribute to the scholarly debate at the highest international level, and is rooted in both engineering and social sciences. 

The department hereby opens a position to realize its ambitions (in both research and education) in Transport and Logistics (TLO) group.



  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ATTBM 19.021


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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