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Associate Professor of Flight Mechanics

Are you interested in working in an environment that has strengths across the full spectrum of aircraft design, propulsion integration and flight mechanics? …

9 maanden geleden


Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 4815 - € 6438 per maand


Are you interested in working in an environment that has strengths across the full spectrum of aircraft design, propulsion integration and flight mechanics? Then this might be an excellent opening for you.

You will bring our educational and research activities on flight mechanics of (novel) aircraft configurations to a next level. The approach is to work on system (complete aircraft) level whilst taking into account new developments in airframe layout, propulsion integration, and flight control systems, at the subsystem level. Research in the area of flight mechanics may be supported by experimental research that is performed in the Faculty of Aerospace wind tunnels as well as through free-flying test articles.

Recently, work has been initiated in the field of scaled flight testing, in which the flight mechanical behavior of unconventional designs plays an important role in the development process of future aircraft. You will play a key role in this development.

The FPP section has strong links to the aerospace industry, including Airbus, GKN-Fokker, and Leonardo, as well as research institutes such as NLR, DLR and ONERA. You are expected to efficiently utilize these contacts to define joint research on MSc and PhD level. Teaching responsibilities include two undergraduate level courses in flight mechanics as well as supervising MSc and PhD students. You will maintain your independent research programme in an international context and further develop close relationships with industry.


You have:

  • a PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering;

  • an excellent international track record in scientific research in the field of flight mechanics, as evident from papers in international, peer-reviewed journals;

  • a proven ability to solve scientific and engineering challenges in close collaboration with industrial partners;

  • a proven ability to provide inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate level (in English);

  • experience in acquisition of external funding;

  • organizational and managerial skills to interact and cooperate effectively with staff and other research institutes and organizations.

    You are:

  • a team player with a passion for education;

  • an inspiring leader.


Our Tenure Track system offers talented academics a clear and attractive career path leading to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming a full Professor. We offer a structured career and personal development program designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development program, please visit http://www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack.

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Associate 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 Associate 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, please contact Dr. R. Vos, through phone: +31 (0)15-2785643 or e-mail: R.Vos@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please e-mail a 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 by 1 June 2018 to Kimberley Graauw (K.Graauw@tudelft.nl). When applying please refer to vacancy number LR18.11.