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Assistant Professor of Environmental Technology and Design

The Assistant Professor will undertake research in the area of environmental technology and design, with a preferred focus on the field of modelling and …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3475 - € 4757 per maand


The Assistant Professor will undertake research in the area of environmental technology and design, with a preferred focus on the field of modelling and sensing of urban climate and related technology. This comes within the Department’s research theme: ‘Urban Metabolism’. The candidate’s expertise will include state-of-the-art environmental design approaches for the built environment in relation to sustainability, societal trends and technology. The candidate will be able to apply this knowledge in urban environments in an integrated and inclusive way. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment encompassing environmental engineering sciences, (urban) design and social and behavioural science. She or he will also teach and supervise students at BSc and MSc level. The teaching will involve both the MSc track Urbanism of the Department of Urbanism at the Faculty Architecture and the Built Environment, as well as the MSc track MADE of the Amsterdam based Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). The candidate will be responsible for the supervision of PhD students.

The position will involve ca. 50% research related work and 50% teaching and there are expected to be strong links between research and education. The post also involves management tasks, acquisition of research projects and academic valorisation. It is deemed essential to build up and maintain good collaboration with the other research groups within and outside the Department while striving for multidisciplinary knowledge and technology integration.

A tenure track position is initially a temporary appointment of high potential candidates, which, if performance criteria are met, will become a permanent appointment that offers an opportunity for progression to associate or full professor. It offers a clear and attractive career path and a structured career and personal development programme designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible.

We aim to increase the diversity in our section, so we especially encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.


The candidate must demonstrate:

  • a PhD degree and postgraduate experience;
  • knowledge and academic background relevant to urban climate related research;
  • a solid scientific track record demonstrated through academic publication;
  • a developing international research and practitioner network;
  • affinity with practical implementation of environmental technology & design;
  • interest in environmental technology and design and sustainability in the built environment in the European and/or emerging economies context;
  • experience in working in multidisciplinary teams;
  • a teaching qualification or a willingness to undertake such training;
  • preferably experience in daily supervision of PhD candidates;
  • a good command of English and high-level communication skills.


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.

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 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.