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Assistant Professor Ports and Waterways

We are delighted to welcome an enthusiastic Assistant Professor who is willing to take the lead in research and education on Ports and Waterways. The Ports …

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


We are delighted to welcome an enthusiastic Assistant Professor who is willing to take the lead in research and education on Ports and Waterways.

The Ports and Waterways group focusses on integrated planning and design of ports, terminals, and inland waterways, wherein operational, logistic, economic, environmental, safety and hydraulic aspects are addressed. Research takes place in a problem solving context while taking into account socio-economical aspects to promote acceptance. The group is closely linked to other groups within the Hydraulic Engineering department and aspires to keep its research lines and education activities updated to be at the forefront of new trends and developments.

Nautical traffic models and simulations play an increasingly important role in the planning of ports and waterways, more so due to the current trend towards digitalization and availability of big data. Therefore we ask you to have a track record as data scientist with proven data and analytic skills and have experience with physical process modelling (hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics, forces on vessels, etc.) and advanced computing methods. We welcome open-minded, creative candidates willing to explore new avenues of research in a cross-disciplinary field.

Responsibilities of the tenure track position include publication of peer-reviewed journal papers and acquisition of research funding, along with the development and/or teaching of one or more BSc/MSc courses and (co-) supervision of BSc/MSc students and PhD candidates. The distribution between research and education is approximately 50:50. A small portion of the position’s responsibilities is devoted to management activities such as participation in department and faculty committees.      


We seek a colleague who has the dedication to pursue a career in academia. You hold a PhD degree in Civil Engineering or related area, with excellent skills to think conceptually and quantitatively. You can deliver high-quality research, as evidenced by your publication record. We acknowledge your ambition to set up your own research area within the Ports and Waterways research field and build up your own research group, while maintaining close links with other research areas. During your research you will have to creatively access, combine, and process data from various (public) sources and therefore proficiency in various programming languages and database types would be helpful. You have an open source mind-set. Our newest colleague has a clear (demonstrable) affinity with education and can generate enthusiasm among students. You have followed an educational training or are willing to do so in the coming years.

Our future colleague has experience with the academic environment and is aware of inclusiveness values. You enjoy working in (multi-disciplinary) teams, in a cooperative, active and social environment. You possess good organisational and communication skills, and excellent proficiency in spoken and written English. You are, through your personality, able to cooperate effectively with peers, students and stakeholders.


At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Together with your supervisors 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. 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 position, please contact Professor Mark van Koningsveld, professor in Ports and Waterways, email: m.vankoningsveld@tudelft.nl.