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Assistant Professor in Real Time Monitoring of Engineering Structures (tenure track)

The contemporary civil engineering structures are subject to intense dynamic loading. Railway structures are excited by heavy freight trains and high-speed …

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Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
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The contemporary civil engineering structures are subject to intense dynamic loading. Railway structures are excited by heavy freight trains and high-speed passenger trains, pavement structures and bridges are in intense interaction with traffic, rapidly growing offshore wind structures are subject to huge wind and significant wave loads, etc. The dynamic interaction between loads and structures is strongly nonlinear and time variant. Vibrations and wave processes, which are generated in the course of such interactions, lead to fatigue and, occasionally, failure of structures.

In order to prolong the service life of structures and minimize the risk of failure, a new generation of highly sensitive, robust and multi-physics-based sensors are being developed and applied in parallel with the advance of real-time monitoring methods. The real-time monitoring of engineering structures requires both expertise in advanced sensor technology and in-depth knowledge of the challenging environments in which the sensors need to function during production, construction and service life.

To address the above challenges, the Engineering Structure Department of TU Delft is looking for an assistant professor (tenure-track), with excellent scientific track record in the development and/or adoptation of new sensor technologies applicable to engineering structures. In addition, knowledge of methods for signal-conditioning, data transmission, identification of anomalies, signal de-noising and sensor fusion, is desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the initiation, acquisition, and execution of research projects and to the supervision of PhD and MSc students. Cooperation with other members of the scientific staff and establishing relationships with the relevant industrial parties are important. A due contribution to teaching at the MSc and BSc levels is also envisaged.


Our future colleague holds a PhD degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or in another relevant discipline. A good knowledge of existing and emerging sensing technologies suitable for health monitoring of engineering structures and experimental skills are expected. You are able to demonstrate research potential and have published in leading international scientific journals. Part of the tenure track is also to demonstrate a good capability in initiation of innovative research programs and acquisition of funding. Furthermore you have good teaching skills; you make use of your knowledge as well as of your personality. Experience in teaching is considered an advantage. We also value organizational and leadership skills and an open personality.

Besides that;

  • You enjoy working in a team, like to work in a cooperative and amicable environment and possess good organisational and communication skills in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of Dutch is appreciated but is not a pre-requisite for the employment.


At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leader and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive a start-up package and 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 and parttime employment is possible. 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.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you 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 Professor Andrei Metrikine, Head of the Engineering Structures Department via a.metrikine@tudelft.nl or +31 15 278 4749. To apply, please send a detailed CV, along with a short letter of motivation and personal research and teaching statement (max 3 pages), as well as contact information of two persons who can provide references, a publication list, an abstract of your MSc and PhD thesis and two selected publications, compiled into a single pdf file named lastname_firstname_CiTG19.33.pdf by 1st of September to recruitment-citg@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CiTG19.33.

If your MSc diploma and transcript are not in Dutch, English, French or German and you will be the selected candidate, the TU Delft will ask you to deliver a certified translation in case you will be appointed.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.