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Assistant or Associate Professor in Software Engineering

As an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Software Engineering Research Group you get the chance to develop your own research line in a viable and promising subfield of software engineering

3 maanden geleden


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


We are seeking to strengthen our group with an ambitious and enthusisastic assistant or associate professor. Within this position you will contribute significantly to the research portfolio of the Software Engineering research group. You will be encouraged to develop your own research line in a viable and promising subfield of software engineering.

We welcome applications from candidates in all subfields, but we are particularly interested in the following topics: empirical software engineering, software evolution, software testing, software architecture, requirements engineering, software deployment, software variability, AI for software engineering, software engineering for AI, and more.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Conducting high impact research in the area of software engineering
  • Supervising PhD students, helping them to become top researchers in software engineering
  • Teaching courses on software engineering topics at the bachelor as well as the masters level in the TU Delft Computer Science curriculum
  • Supervising master 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 the contacts between the group and industry as well as other international academic institutions
  • Taking responsibility for management and committee work within the section and the department

The Software Engineering Research Group is part of the Software Technology (ST) Department, which is one of the leading Dutch departments in research and academic education in computer science, employing over 220 people. The ST Department is responsible for a large part of the curriculum of the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in Computer Science as well as the master’s programme Embedded Systems. The CS programmes of TU Delft are currently the biggest in the Netherlands, with a yearly influx of ~500 1st year BSc students. The deparment takes its inspiration for research topics from technical ICT problems in industry and society related to large-scale distributed processing, embedded systems, programming productivity, and web-based information analysis.

The research of the TU Delft Software Engineering Research Group is characterized by a focus 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, and collaborative and distributed software development. We conduct our research in mixed teams, in collaboration with practitioners and international researchers. We publish our research in the top venues in the field. Members of SERG actively serve in organizational and program committees of these conferences and editorial boards of these journals.

More information about the Sofware Engineering Research Group at Delft University of Technology can be found here.


Besides a PhD degree in the broad field of software engineering, we require a proven track record of research excellence, the ambition to strengthen and expand the research and teaching of the Software Engineering research group, a team player mentality, and good communication and social skills.

Preferably, the successful candidate has experience in teaching at the university level.

For more experienced candidates, an associate professor position may also be possible.


At the start of the tenure-track, you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leaders and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

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 (salary indication: €3491-€5826). The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

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.