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Assistant Professor Multi-Scale Modelling of Manufactured Civil Engineering Materials

Do you have understanding of modelling of manufactured CE materials? We have a great Tenure Track opportunity for you!

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur


Novel, advanced civil engineering materials offer solutions to current societal challenges regarding safety, durability and sustainability. The group Applied Mechanics, part of the department Mechanics, Management & Design (3MD) within Delft University of Technology’s Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, focuses on the computational analysis of multiscale failure processes in these materials.

The analysis of failure processes involves many length scales and co-existing mechanical, chemical and physical processes. It is an interesting challenge to bridge the length scales through multiscale computational modelling and to couple the different processes through multi-physics computational modelling, which are core elements of this research programme.

For this purpose, accurate, robust and well-founded models are developed for temporal and spatial discretisation, and algorithms are constructed for the efficient, accurate and robust solution of the ensuing non-linear algebraic equations.

In recent research, there is a focus on the computational design of novel civil engineering materials such as polymers, ceramics, randomly fibre-reinforced materials and composite laminates through virtual materials testing. Furthermore, advanced nonlinear multiscale modelling techniques, and extreme computational mechanics problems (e.g. long-term variable amplitude fatigue loading, impact and blast loading) are investigated.

A new class of computational techniques is required to support the analysis and design of innovative products, materials, and processes. Especially 3D-printing of CE-materials will be a key technology to meet future demands on materials and structures with tuneable properties, in view of the advantage of freedom of shape, customisation and on-demand production.

As an Assistant Professor you will focus on development of multiscale modelling techniques to predict

  • residual stress/distortion, surface topology and nano/micro/mesostructure development including defects,
  • post-production hydration processes,
  • microstructure anisotropy due to printing direction,
  • the mechanical response of interfaces.

The interplay between manufacturing process, nano/micro/mesostructure and material properties is of paramount importance.


We are looking for a colleague who has the dedication to pursue an academic career. You have started a scientific track record and are able to give a firm scientific contribution to our knowledge and understanding of modelling of manufactured Civil Engineering materials, both old and new.

Through research, personality and teaching qualities you can inspire co-workers and students alike.

You are expected to establish a strong, externally funded research program and are committed to excel in teaching at undergraduate (Dutch or English) as well as graduate level (English). Experience in teaching is considered as an advantage.


  • You hold a master degree in civil or mechanical engineering, as well as a PhD
  • You have between 2 and 4 years postdoctoral experience in academia or industry in a related field
  • Experience in modelling of mechanical characteristics of printed materials would be highly recommended.
  • You like to work in a team, like to work in a cooperative and amicable environment and possess good organizational and communication
  • You must be proficient in spoken and written English. International applicants are encouraged to acquire knowledge of the Dutch Language.


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.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Assistant Professors are assigned at Scale 11, € 3,746 – € 5,127 gross per month. The starting point is negotiable where by experience and expertise is taken into account.

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.

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.

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.

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 Bert Sluys email: l.j.sluijs@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 (0)15 27 82728.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Anna Hoek, HR Advisor, email: a.c.m.hoek@@tudelft.nl.