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6-Year PhD Students in Computer Science with Teaching Responsibilities

This position combines a 6-year PhD project with teaching responsibilities. In the first four years, the expected division between teaching and PhD research …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 2222 - € 3111 per maand


This position combines a 6-year PhD project with teaching responsibilities. In the first four years, the expected division between teaching and PhD research is 50/50; in the final two years the teaching load is reduced to 25%. This gives a total of 3.5 years of PhD research, and 2.5 of educational responsibilities.

The PhD research project is to be conducted in one of the 11 computer science sections of the faculty. Interested candidates should identify a research topic they would like to work on, and compile a 1-2 page research proposal on that topic. This should include the identification of potential collaborators or supervisors of the two computer science departments of Software Technology and Intelligent Systems. It is advised to contact such collaborators in advance to discuss potential topics. Candidates will enroll in the faculty’s Graduate School.

The primary educational activities will be participating in teaching teams at the bachelor level, co-designing courses, providing lectures, recruiting and managing the teaching assistants, overseeing lab work, and creating and evaluating exercises. Lecturers are in close contact with students, monitor their progress, and pro-actively come up with course improvements. Furthermore, lecturers in a PhD track are involved in supervising bachelor and master students in their research thesis projects, as well as in co-teaching master courses in the area of their research.


1. Completed MSc in computer science.

2. Demonstrated interest in teaching, for example as teaching assistant.

3. Strong command of computer science topics taught in the initial years of the bachelor.

4. Ability to recruit, lead and inspire teams of teaching assistants.

5. Team player with a passion for education.

6. Transparent and effective communication and social skills.

7. Excellent command of English.


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. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact: Prof. dr. Arie van Deursen, Department of Software Technology, email:arie.vandeursen@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 2782486, Prof. dr. ir. Inald Lagendijk, Department of Intelligent Systems, email:r.l.lagendijk@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 2783731, Dr. ir. Hans Tonino, Director of Studies, Computer Science, email:j.f.m.tonino@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 2785807.

Screening of applications will begin April 3, 2018 and will continue until all required positions are filled. The anticipated starting date for all positions is as soon as possible. Interested applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.To apply, please e-mail a detailed resume and cover letter. Candidates are requested to submit a teaching and a research proposal (1-2 pages). Please send your documents to hr-eemcs@tudelft.nl and refer to vacancy number EWI2018-20.    

Part of the interview will be a trial lecture.