Assistant/Associate Professor Quantum Computer Science

Assistant/Associate Professor Quantum Computer Science

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16 Jan 31 Jan Delft

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Challenge: Advancing quantum computer science.
Change: Endowing society with the full potential of quantum technologies.
Impact: A better, safer and more efficient society.

Job description

TU Delft’s Faculty of EEMCS invites applications for tenure-track faculty in the area of Quantum Computer Science (QCS).

The Faculty includes two Computer Science (CS) departments (Intelligent Systems and Software Technology), working together in research and in education. The departments employ 85 faculty members as well as 10 teaching faculty, supporting the delivery of world class computer science education at substantial scale, and world-leading research in the major CS disciplines. Their research programs comprise a balanced mix of curiosity-driven foundational research, and use-inspired research in such application domains as health and well-being, creative industry, fintech, logistics, energy, and the tech sector itself.

TU Delft is home to QuTech — a leading institution for making advancements in quantum computing, qubit research, as well spearheading efforts in the development of a quantum internet. QuTech’s Quantum Internet Division is also the coordinator of the Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA), a collaboration of over 40 European partners from academia and industry with the objective of further developing all necessary components of a quantum internet.

The Quantum Computer Science section is embedded in the department of Software Technology (ST) at TU Delft, and has a mission to endow society with the full potential of quantum technologies. In view of this endeavour, QCS values research and education in all areas of quantum computing, quantum information, and quantum communication with a special focus on making quantum technologies a practical reality.

A successful candidate will join the ranks of exceptional quantum researchers, including leading physicists and engineers focused on quantum hardware and architecture development, thus enabling opportunities of conducting research on all levels of the stack. An official affiliation with QuTech may be arranged.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You are an excellent researcher with a proven track record and a strong focus on applied research in any of the QCS fields. You aspire to become a leader in your research field, are an initiator and eager to learn, share knowledge, and contribute to the practical application of everything QCS has to offer to society.

You also have:

  • A PhD in Quantum Computer, Information Science or related discipline.
  • Demonstrable exceptional research potential.
  • An excellent command of English.

Individuals with a research focus in applied areas of QCS, quantum information and communication systems are especially encouraged to apply. However, excellent candidates from other sub-areas of QCS will be considered. 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 years.

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, 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 one of our central aims. 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. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. Dutch language skills are not a requirement, as the CS curriculum is taught fully in English. Nevertheless, faculty members who wish to learn Dutch are offered courses to learn the language within three years.  

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. 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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

QuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.

We are creating the quantum future and we believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors – including health, agriculture, climate and safety. To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment, with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum ComputingQuantum Internet and Qubit Research


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02992


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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