Assistant Professor in Blockchain Technology

distributed systems, research and teaching

22 dagen geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 4757 per maand


The Distributed Systems group is looking for a talented, ambitious, and enthusiastic individual. His/her responsibilities include:
• Conducting research in the field of blockchain technology, including the (co-)supervision of PhD candidates, collaboration with other academic partners and industry, and acquiring external research funding and (co-)managing externally funded research projects;
• Teaching and developing new education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the supervision of bachelor’s and master’s students in their graduation projects;
• Transferring knowledge and technology to external parties; • Performing department and faculty management tasks.

The successful candidate is expected to significantly contribute to the research portfolio in blockchain technology of the Distributed Systems group.

The TU Delft Tenure Track (, a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or a Full Professor, offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track, TU Delft offers a structured career and personal development programme, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic.      


Applicants must have a PhD degree in distributed systems or distributed algorithms, preferably in the area of blockchain technology or crypto-currencies, a proven track record of research excellence, the ambition to strengthen and expand the research and teaching of the Distributed Systems group, a team player mentality, and good communication and social skills. Preferably, the successful candidate has experience in teaching at the university level.    


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 offer you a permanent faculty position.
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. 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.
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.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. D.H.J. Epema, phone: +31 (0)15-2783853, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail an application letter, a detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references by October 9, 2017 to Drs. P.T.M. van den Bergh,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2017.32.

Additional information

D.H.J. Epema
+31 (0)15-2783853

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science The Department of Software Technology (ST) is one of the leading Dutch departments in research and academic education in computer science, employing over 150 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 in Embedded Systems. The inspiration for its research topics is largely derived from technical ICT problems in industry and society related to large-scale distributed processing, embedded systems, programming productivity, and web-based information analysis. 

The Distributed Systems group (, under the leadership of Prof. Dick Epema, performs world-class research in the design, implementation, deployment, and analysis of large-scale, Internet-based computer systems. It currently has three research lines: cooperative systems (blockchain technology, trust and reputation systems), big-data processing (e.g., graph processing), and scheduling in distributed computing systems (e.g., in clusters and clouds). Its research is fundamental, aimed at the development and evaluation of new generic concepts in systems software, and application-driven, motivated by important application areas. Much of it is experimental, validating the proposed new concepts by means of implementation and deployment in prototypes that are used in the real world. Our research lab on blockchain technology, led by Dr. Johan Pouwelse, strongly builds on more than a decade of research in peer-to-peer and reputation systems, and has grown into one of the largest blockchain labs in Europe. It has produced several world-first innovations such as a fully scalable blockchain architecture and a decentralized blockchain-regulated market, and it has replaced proof-of-work with trust.    


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