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5 positions for Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the research areas of Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics, Wind Energy and Propulsion

The Aerospace Engineering faculty focuses its efforts on the future of Green Aviation & Wind Energy. Its research program is connected with many on going international projects related to sustainable aviation & renewable energy generation. Growth in these areas has led to opening 5 positions.

6 maanden geleden


Kluyverweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 38 uur
€ 3637 - € 5656 per maand


The Department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Flight Performance and Propulsion (AWEP) invites applications for Assistant Professors with a research focus in the following areas:

1. Wind Energy Systems

The successful candidate will join the research program on the design and operation of wind energy systems including wind farm design, layout optimisation, performance optimisation, system integration, logistics, operations and maintenance, particularly in the offshore environment. This work requires a broad understanding of wind energy systems and the mathematical tools required for optimisation and system simulation. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of the research the candidate will be expected to work with colleagues within the Wind Energy Section; more widely within the university; with the Dutch and international academic sector and with industry on collaborative research in a range of areas related to wind energy systems

2. Novel propulsion and power system concepts

Candidates with a background in thermodynamics, turbomachinery, power and propulsion systems are encouraged to apply. The research entails innovative systems and configurations for propulsion and power generation, with use for aerospace and ground applications. Specific expertise in power cycles, such as the organic Rankine and the supercritical CO2 cycles, is valued. Expertise is required in the design and realization of experiments in the recently established Aerospace Propulsion and Power laboratory facilities.

3. Sustainable aircraft engines

Lowering CO2, as well as NOx, emissions from aviation requires radical innovation and technical advancements for the development of next-generation turbofan engines based on new gas turbine architectures, hybrid‐electric propulsion systems, engines fuelled by non-conventional energy sources, and engine‐aircraft integration. A background on aircraft propulsion and the domains of fundamental heat transfer, combustion, electromagnetism and multiphysics/multidisciplinary problems thereof, is valued. The candidate is expected to operate within a wide team of experts with skills ranging from thermodynamics and turbomachinery to aircraft design.

4. Advanced aerodynamic flow control

The successful candidate will join the research towards a better fundamental understanding of the working principles of flow control methods for drag reduction and separation prevention in high Reynolds number flows through modeling and numerical simulations. A research background in fluid dynamics, numerical methods for scientific computing and experience with Large-Eddy or Direct Numerical Simulations of turbulent flows are required. Expertise in flow actuators, control theory, and flow stability theory is also highly valuable. The candidate shall be committed to close collaboration with a versatile group including computational and experimental experts.

5. Aircraft noise control

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of experimental and numerical methodologies and processes for understanding, predicting and controlling aerodynamic noise generation mechanisms. The research challenges will lie in both the aerospace and wind energy fields. They will work in close collaboration with colleagues in the Aeroacoustics group on experiments and numerical simulations of relevant aerospace problems, and will have the opportunity to establish collaborations across the department sections, in the domains of propulsion, aerodynamics and wind energy.


The successful candidates for these positions have:

  • PhD from a reputable university;
  • solid background and key knowledge in the specified research topics;
  • demonstrated experience in the specified research fields;
  • strong commitment to teaching and research excellence and dedication to continued professional development;
  • excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

Additional key requirements for these positions are:

  • ability to supervise and motivate students;
  • ability to work effectively with undergraduate (Master and Bachelor level) students and PhD candidates;
  • good presentation and communication skills;
  • demonstrated proficiency in the written and spoken use of the English language as well as the willingness to learn Dutch.


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 offering 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. Check our TU Delft website for more information regarding terms of employment.

The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to further develop English proficiency.

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.

Additional information

For more information about these positions, please contact Mr. Ruud van Rooij, phone: +31 (0)15 2781093, email: r.p.j.o.m.vanrooij@tudelft.nl.