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Assistant Professor of Optimization or Discrete Mathematics

Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics is offering a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor for the research group Optimization and …

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Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 3637 - € 5656 per maand


Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics is offering a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor for the research group Optimization and Discrete Mathematics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and preferably have some experience in teaching. We welcome applicants from all subfields of discrete mathematics and optimization. Next to contributing with his or her own research programme, the candidate will also be responsible for teaching and supervising students at various levels (Bachelor, Master, and PhD). The teaching load is about 50% of the working time, including supervision of MSc and BSc graduation projects. The Assistant Professor will make direct links between research and education and will also be responsible for management tasks, acquisition of research projects, and academic valorisation.

A successful Tenure Track period is leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or Full Professor, and is offering young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track period, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic. We offer a structured career and personal development programme designed to support young academics as much as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit https://www.tudelft.nl/en/about-tu-delft/working-at-tu-delft/tenure-track/.


The successful candidate should show promise and the potential to be a leading researcher and an inspired and dedicated teacher. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Mathematics or a related discipline, and preferably post-doctoral experience. He/she has a proven track record in his or her research field, visible from refereed publications in high-quality journals. He/she is also interested in collaborating with researchers in application areas, e.g. related to the engineering disciplines of the TU Delft. The university sets specific requirements for the English competence of the faculty, and offers training to improve the level if that should be necessary. Many courses are taught in English, but it is expected that the candidate is willing to learn Dutch.


For candidates at the Assistant Professor level we offer an initial temporary position with the prospect of a permanent contract. The duration of the temporary position is depending on (academic) experience. At the start of your employment, section leader, department leader and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills as part of a development plan. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and during a formal evaluation after a maximum of 2.5 years. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively during this formal evaluation, you will be employed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

The salary range for an Assistant Professor position is 3.637 – 5.656 euro gross per month. Starting salary is based on level of knowledge and (postdoctoral) experience.

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.

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. Karen Aardal, Professor, email: K.I.Aardal@tudelft.nl.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Drs. Miriam Heemskerk, HR-Advisor, email: vacancies-eemcs@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please send an email to hr-eemcs@tudelft.nl with detailed CV that includes a list of publications, contact information of at least three scientists whom we can contact for letters of recommendation, and a research and teaching statement along with a letter of application. The deadline for application is May 31, 2020.


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