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Assistant Professor/Tenure Track Material Health Monitoring (MHM)

The importance of material health monitoring is rapidly increasing, therefore we are looking for an assistant professor in this field. Would you like to become our new colleague?

3 maanden geleden


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


Our transportation infrastructure is ageing and slowly deteriorates. This degradation starts at the material level. Sensing this change in material behaviour at an early stage is important in order to be able to perform adequate repairs before major structural damage will occur. Preventive maintenance can be fast and easy and will result in limited hindrance for traffic and avoid mayor delays and traffic jams. This will have huge impact for society. Furthermore the lower costs and extension of service life and availability of structures has also economic benefits.

The MHM tenure track focuses on (in situ) monitoring of material performance and development of sensor technologies to detect degradation processes. Furthermore the implementation of sensoring in new construction (3D printing), labelling of materials for better recycling and circularity, integrating components for optimizing energy storage and monitoring and development of new smart materials with an optimized designed lifetime will be part of the focus areas.

Close cooperation with partners in industry and other scientific partners is important. The tenure track includes publishing in peer reviewed journal papers, acquiring funding for research (industry, EU and NWO) and contributing to courses on BSC and especially on MSc level. The exact division between research and education is something we determine going forward.

With your expertise in sensors and our experience with material degradation we can achieve great things together!

Whether you are a postdoc ready for the next step or an Assistant Professor looking for a new challenge, please read on to learn what Delft University of Technology is looking for and has to offer.


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 the field of material health monitoring .

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.

Our future colleague has experience within the academic environment and is aware of the importance of inclusiveness and diversity.


  • You hold a master degree in a relevant science or engineering topic (with focus on sensors and monitoring), as well as a PhD
  • You have between 2 and 4 years postdoctoral experience in academia or industry in a related field
  • Expertise in construction materials for civil engineering applications is a plus
  • 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.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof Erik Schlangen via erik.schlangen@tudelft.nl or +31 (0)15 27 86535. (Publications in Pure)