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Assistant/Associate Professor Mathematics (emphasis on education)

TU Delft is looking for scientists with a passion for education
Challenge: Renew and develop high-quality and cutting-edge education
Change: Initiate and contribute to educational innovation
Impact: Create impact through education on students, lecturers and society

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
€ 3807 - € 5211 per maand


The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science attaches great importance to excellent education and wants to give this a strong impulse by offering an interesting and challenging academic career to scientists with a passion for education.

  • As an assistant/associate professor with emphasis on education, you will primarily play a role in the faculty's educational process and be active in scientific research. You will initiate and contribute to educational innovation that enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of education and its impact on students, lecturers and society.
  • In your teaching, you emphasise the links to societal and technological developments and to current scientific research. You are enthusiastic about the latest didactic insights and evidence-based teaching methods. You make well-considered use of these findings in organising your teaching and you test the effectiveness of the innovations introduced with the aid of data.
  • You contribute to a collaborative educational culture and an inspiring student-teacher community. You value direct contact with students and are accessible to them. You guide and coach colleagues in their development into good teachers and educational developers. You promote a supportive and inclusive culture for every student and colleague. You make connections between different subjects and with different teachers within the curriculum. You take a leading role in the (re)design of education and assessment.
  • In addition to your teaching duties, you will actively participate in research within Mathematics. You will participate in current research projects (possibly in cooperation with other universities or industry), (co-)supervise PhD, master and bachelor students in their research, publish or contribute to publications in leading journals and conference proceedings in your field, and acquire new projects. You are not expected to set up your own line of research or to acquire funding for it.

In this position, the emphasis is on providing, renewing and developing high-quality, cutting-edge education within Mathematics. Depending on your background and experience, you will be responsible for teaching some parts of the Mathematics curriculum, which is provided by the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM). You are invited to take a look where you would fit best.

At DIAM we teach the Applied Mathematics BSc and MSc programmes, as well as mathematics courses within other programmes at TU Delft, and national programmes such as “MasterMath”. Together with other (international) universities, we have also initiated the international joint Master’s programme COSSE (Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering). The department is also very active in innovating mathematics education (PRIME). Moreover, it also runs various MOOCs, among which Pre-University Calculus.

We value the great atmosphere at our institute and pride ourselves on our sense of community and the spirit of “getting things done together”, which we combine with mutual appreciation for individual success.


  • You have a PhD degree in a field relevant to Mathematics.
  • You are a passionate and dynamic teacher and have achieved impressive results in the field of education.
  • You have an (academic) teaching qualification or are willing to acquire one quickly.
  • You are enthusiastic about, and have knowledge of and experience with, didactic innovations in education.
  • You realise such innovations with creativity. You are collegial and communicative and have management and leadership skills that enable you to grow into management positions within the educational organisation of TU Delft.
  • In your academic career, you want to combine education and research, with an emphasis on education.
  • Your research expertise fits within Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics.

TU Delft is a bilingual organisation. Although an excellent command of both Dutch and English are necessary for optimal performance, a less than perfect command of the Dutch language does not have to be an obstacle to a successful application. We support further development of the Dutch or English language.


The vacancies are at the level of assistant professor or associate professor, depending on background, experience and leadership(potential). TU Delft facilitates and encourages academic careers with an emphasis on education. Successful development along this career line leads assistant professors (Tenure track) to the post level of associate professor and may lead to further promotion to the level of full professor. For strong candidates, a shortened tenure track period is considered.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • The salary for an assistant professor position is min. €3.807 to max. €5.922 per month gross (salary scale 11-12).
  • For an associate professor position different terms of employment apply. Depending on background and experience, the salary can range from min. € 5.275 to max. €7.054 per month gross (salary scale 13-14).
  • Besides the salary you also receive an annual holiday payment of 8% and an end of year bonus payment of 8.3%.


  • 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. You can find more information via Why work at TU Delft.
  • For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service for international employees and their partners to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.
  • 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.

Additional information

For more information about the vacancy, please contact the Department Chair of DIAM Prof.dr.ir. Geurt Jongbloed and/or Dr. Annoesjka Cabo, Director of Education at the Faculty of EEMCS.

For information about the application procedure, please contact HR adviser Chantal Hitzert.