Assistant Professor in Technology and Innovation Management (Tenure Track with a focus on education)

Assistant Professor in Technology and Innovation Management (Tenure Track with a focus on education)

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31 Mar 5 May Delft

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The section Economics of Technology and Innovation (ETI) at Delft University of Technology offers a tenure track assistant professorship position in the field of Technology and Innovation Management with a passion for teaching. The main focus of this position is on education, and the research will be primarily related to education. The position will consist of teaching (40-60 %), research (20-40 %) and (education) management (20 %).  The section ETI is part of the Department of Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) and is involved in three teaching programs at the master level and one at the bachelor level.

The assistant professorship here relates mainly to the master program Management of Technology (MOT). This is a two-year international programme for students with a bachelor degree in engineering aimed at learning all relevant aspects of technology and innovation management. Besides the vast growth in the number of students (from 10 students in 2003 to about 120 in 2019), the programme is acknowledged for the overall quality of the programme as reflected by favourable student evaluations and favourable reviews by Educational Assessment Committees.

We are looking for a candidate who will be an engaged assistant professor and is passionate in teaching. Successful applicants contribute to teaching in innovation management with a particular emphasis on financial management. The applicant is expected to:
• teach and coordinate Master and Bachelor courses related to technology and innovation management with a focus on financial management topics.
• supervise bachelor and master students during their thesis research.
• contribute to the development of new courses off-line and on-line.
• perform (education) management tasks.

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leader and you will agree upon expected performance and relevant skills development. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessments and a formal 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.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The candidate should have:
• A PhD (or is about to finish the PhD soon) degree in technology and innovation management or a related discipline, such as business economics, business administration with a strong background in financial management and affinity with innovation management.
• Experience with academic teaching
• Affinity with academic research methods
• A UTQ degree (university teaching qualification) or willingness to obtain this degree.
• Excellent command of English is required
• Good command of Dutch or willingness to acquire it is recommendable.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: tenure track (6 years with the prospect of a permanent contract).

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.
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 contributes to sustainable solutions for technical challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences.
The department of Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) focuses on the value dimension of comprehensive engineering, the overarching research theme of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM). It uniquely comprises philosophers, economists and risk scholars. It studies how to develop and diffuse responsible technological innovations that reflect deeply held social and moral values. The department is one of the largest groups in the world studying value aspects, economics and risks for a wide range of sociotechnical systems. The department plays a leading role nationally and internationally in research in responsible innovation and design for values.


  • Assistant professor; Education
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ATTBM 20.028


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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