Assistant Professors in Weather and Climate Science, Earth Observation, and Air Quality

Assistant Professors in Weather and Climate Science, Earth Observation, and Air Quality

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27 Jul 30 Oct Delft

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Are you ready for a next career step and to help us understand more about the interaction between human activities, the Earth system, and our living environment?

Job description

Anthropogenic climate change is one of the major challenges mankind is facing. In  the department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, within the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at TU Delft, we want to understand the interaction between human activities, the Earth system, and our living environment. We do this through the combination of observational data science and physical modelling.

Nine new positions

We are now investing in new fields of research. We are looking for nine enthusiastic and collaborative colleagues in weather and climate science, air quality studies, earth science and earth observation. We have openings in a diverse range of fields:

  • The role of cloud microphysics in climate and weather
  • The interaction between oceans and atmosphere: impact on weather and climate
  • The interaction between oceans and ice sheets: impact on sea level rise
  • Understanding extreme rainfall in a changing climate
  • Data science to assess climate impacts: digital twins
  • E-science for high resolution weather and climate modelling
  • Understanding air quality: a data driven approach
  • Satellite remote sensing of clouds and aerosols
  • Optical remote sensing of the natural and built environment

Are you interested in an academic career in one these areas? We are offering tenure track positions for early career scientists as well as career paths for senior researchers, depending on experience.

Who are we looking for?

Intentionally, we refrain from giving a detailed job description of the different vacancies as we strongly believe that academic staff should pursue and develop their own line of science. We aim to compose a well-balanced and diverse team of colleagues with different skills and expertise in earth observation, numerical modelling, and/or scientific data analysis, blending in with the department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

Interested? We invite you to apply for a position in the field(s) of your interest

Besides research, key job responsibilities of this job include;

Education: contributing to the development and teaching of graduate courses in our new MSc programs Environmental Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences)

Organization: Contributing to organizational / administrative activities and committees with the Department and Faculty.

Projects: Initiating and contributing to new research projects. We encourage proactive engagement with both government and private partners for increased societal impact.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Our general job requirements are:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • An affinity with teaching, preferably with teaching experience.
  • The ability to build successful professional relationships.
  • An appreciation for a culturally diverse environment.

But of course, we want to learn about your vision and plans for the domain of your expertise. What is your scientific drive and motivation? What do you want to do? What is your vision on education?

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: depending on start date.

Our intention is to offer you a permanent position after a probation period in which you will be evaluated based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted  in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences.

The department Geoscience & Remote Sensing is composed of a mix of academic staff at different career stages, PhD students, postdocs, and support staff. We participate in several education programs at BSc and MSc level. More information can be found here:



  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02647


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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