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Assistant or Associate Professor in Software Engineering

Challenge: Developing and conducting research in various subjects of software engineering.
Change: Improving and maintaining the highest quality standards in software engineering.
Impact: Lasting impact in software development practice.

2 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur


The TU Delft Software Engineering Research Group (SERG) is part of the Software Technology Department, which is one of the Netherlands’ leading institutions for computer science research and academic education. With more than 220 staff, the department is responsible for a large part of the curricula of the BSc and MSc programmes in Computer Science (CS) as well as the Embedded Systems master’s programme. The CS programmes at TU Delft are currently the biggest in the Netherlands, with a yearly intake of around 500 first year BSc students. The department takes its inspiration for research topics from technical ICT challenges in industry and society related to large-scale distributed processing, embedded systems, programming productivity and web-based information analysis.

The Software Engineering Research Group focuses on empirical research conducted in close collaboration with software development practice. Topics of interest include software testing, software architecture, search-based software engineering, software evolution, software analytics, software engineering with AI and for AI, and collaborative and distributed software development. Research is conducted in diverse teams, which work with practitioners and international researchers. We disseminate our findings at top venues and in leading journals in the field. Members of the SERG actively serve on academic bodies, programme committees for relevant conferences and the editorial boards of these journals.

We are looking to strengthen our research group with the appointment of an ambitious, enthusiastic assistant or associate professor, which will be making a significant contribution to the group’s research portfolio. You will be encouraged to develop your own research in a viable and promising subfield of software engineering.

We are looking to strengthen our research portfolio in various areas, including, but not limited to, empirical software engineering, software evolution, software testing, software architecture, requirements engineering, software deployment, software variability, AI for software engineering and software engineering for AI.

Your responsibilities will include the following.

  • Conducting high-impact software engineering research.
  • Supervising PhD students and helping them become top researchers in the field.
  • Teaching BSc and MSc courses on software engineering as part of the TU Delft computer science curriculum.
  • Supervising MSc students in their graduation projects.
  • Acquiring and managing externally funded research projects in software engineering.
  • Collaborating with industry to ensure that the group's research results have a lasting impact in software development practice.
  • Strengthening contacts between the group and industry, as well as other international academic institutions.
  • Taking responsibility for management and committee work within the group, the department and the university.


  • A PhD degree in the broad field of software engineering.
  • A proven track record of research excellence.
  • The ambition to strengthen and expand the research and teaching of the SERG.
  • A team player mentality and inclusive social skills.
  • Good communication in written and spoken English.
  • Experience of teaching at university level preferred.


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 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.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. dr. Andy Zaidman, email: a.e.zaidman@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 27 84385.