Lecturer in the department of Multi-Actor Systems (MAS) (80% teaching, 20% research)

Lecturer in the department of Multi-Actor Systems (MAS) (80% teaching, 20% research)

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6 Apr 27 Apr Delft

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Job description

We are looking for candidates who enjoy teaching and have teaching experience.
The candidate should have a clear affinity with policy-making in the public domain in the Netherlands and a broad interest in policy developments in socio-technical systems. The teaching covers different methods in policy analysis with a particular focus on problem structuring from a multi-actor perspective, and design of interventions in social-technical systems. (Co)-teaching of courses involves both the bachelor and the master level, and will include BSc and MSc thesis supervision.

One of the envisioned tasks is supporting the teaching and management of the Bachelor Thesis project. This involves BSc thesis preparation for 200-300 students per year, and coordination of the individual BSc projects which are supervised by 40-50 colleagues from different departments.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You should have a clear affinity with, and preferably experience in, teaching, blended learning and remote learning and teaching.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:
• A PhD in policy analysis, modelling & simulation, operations research, industrial engineering, or a related field, intrigued by interdisciplinary research and policy-making in large-scale socio-technical systems.
• Good didactic qualities and teaching experience. Good organizational skills;
• A clear vision on how you will contribute to the education agenda of MAS;
• experience, strong analytical skills and network; Good scientific credentials (i.e. a PhD title and possibly experience as a postdoc);
• Interest and experience to work with stakeholders to address real-world problems of great importance to society;
• Excellent command of both Dutch and English since these are the official languages of, respectively, our BSc and MSc programmes.
• Motivated to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and eager to collaborate with colleagues from the other TPM departments and other TU Delft faculties.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years, extendable to 4 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 teaching experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, you have the opportunity to obtain this within one to two 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.

Research and Education
The Multi-Actor Systems (MAS) Department of the Faculty Technology, Policy and Management (Delft University of Technology) focuses on the governance in and of socio-technical systems. By governance, we mean the use of instruments, strategies and structures aimed at shaping or changing socio-technical systems, or parts thereof.

Research at MAS addresses the question of how, in such an environment, decision-making, change and coordination of and in socio-technical systems happen. We are actively working in application domains such as water, climate change, energy, cyber security, transport and logistics, humanitarian response and resilience.

MAS provides education to students in all the master and bachelor studies that are taught at the Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management. Our teaching emphasizes the consequences of the multi-actor perspective for modelling (conceptually and quantitative) as well as design (robust and fit for ‘real world’ actor behaviour).

For further information on the department and our work, please check our webpage. https://www.tudelft.nl/en/tpm/about-the-faculty/departments/multi-actor-systems/education/

Join the department of Multi-Actor Systems (MAS)!


  • Lecturer
  • Engineering
  • 30—40 hours per week
  • €3389—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ATTBM 20.032


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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