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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Modeling and Simulation

The Multi-Actor Systems (MAS) Department within TPM focuses on complex governance issues in a technology-dominated world by analysing and modelling these systems and developing methods to deal with their complexity. Research focuses on designing instruments for decision makers to intervene in multi-

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3545 - € 5513 per maand


The position is in the Policy Analysis Section within the MAS Department. The section aims to develop and use methods and techniques for the design, implementation, and evaluation of policy in complex, multi-actor settings. Since policy problems and the policy context cover multiple domains, they demand an interdisciplinary approach. The work of the section spans different domains with strong research portfolios in the areas of water and deltas, crisis management, humanitarian missions, and logistics and transportation systems.Real-time modelling and simulation in large-scale, distributed environments, combined with exploratory modeling and analysis, is one of the key tools to provide insights into the complex, socio-technical systems within our society.

The candidate can develop his/her own research specialization within the section, preferably focusing on distributed, data-driven simulation methods, techniques, and tools. The simulation research aims at supporting public/private decision making and policy analysis and development. Interesting research challenges exist for instance in the combined application of discrete-event and agent-based models, in the use of big data to instantiate and validate models for real-time decision making and forecasting, and in the use of simulation under deep uncertainty. The candidate should have affinity with the technology and related governance challenges. Application domains can be broad, such as transport and logistics, water management, and crisis management. Tool development in Java, Python, R and C++ is part of the job, as well as the use of commercial simulation software (Simio, AnyLogic, etc.).

The Policy Analysis section also plays a substantial role in all education programmes in the Faculty of TPM. The candidate will actively contribute to these programmes, specifically the modelling and simulation courses.

A Tenure Track, a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or Full Professor, offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track, 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 offer individual academics as much support as possible.


• A background in engineering, mathematical, computer or design sciences, with strong computer science, software engineering and mathematical skills;

• Excellent scientific credentials, i.e., a PhD, good set of publications, and preferably experience as a post-doc;

• Experience or interest in the development and use of discrete-event models and simulation environments;

• Programming experience in Java, Python, R and/or C++;

• Motivated to work in a collegial interdisciplinary environment;

• Creative and innovative;

• Good didactic qualities and teaching experience (if possible a Basic Teaching Qualification);

• Experience in attracting external funding is a plus;

• Having or willing to build up a network with academic, industrial, and (inter)national governmental organisations.


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.

Additional information

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/a-career-at-tu-delft/tenure-track

For information about this position, please contact Prof. Alexander Verbraeck, a.verbraeck@tudelft.nl. If you are interested in this position, please email your letter of application with CV before 15 September 2018 to Olivie Beek at vacature-tbm@tudelft.nl, stating the vacancy number ATTBM 18.015.