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Asst./Assoc. Professor of Artificial intelligence in Aerospace

The future of aerospace lies in ever more autonomous systems, for manned aircraft and definitely for drones. At the section Control and Simulation section …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3475 - € 6438 per maand


The future of aerospace lies in ever more autonomous systems, for manned aircraft and definitely for drones. At the section Control and Simulation section (department Control and Operations, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft) we investigate radically novel automatic control systems in aerospace in terms of safety, adaptability, and autonomy. Examples include swarms of tiny drones that have to explore unknown environments and novel adaptive control algorithms that allow (damaged) aircraft to stay in their flight envelope.

We seek candidates who can contribute to making the next steps in autonomy for aerospace applications, with a research interest and track record in topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and control. Topics of particular interest are autonomous robots in general, swarm robotics, deep learning, mission planning, and autonomous decision making processes. We are also open to candidates with a strong interest and background in other application areas and learning methods. The candidate will have access to several world-class facilities, including a flight arena called the "CyberZoo", to test autonomous flying vehicles.

You will be expected to: (i) develop courses and conduct teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, (ii) perform top-quality research in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and control, (iii) establish and execute an externally-funded research programme, (iv) interact and collaborate in an international context with other researchers and specialists in academia and / or industry, and (v) be an inspiring member of our staff and have excellent communication skills.

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. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack.     


We expect the candidate to meet or exceed the following qualifications:

- a PhD degree in computer science, artificial intelligence, control systems theory, or a related discipline and several years of post-doctoral experience

- an excellent track record in international scientific research, as evidenced by publications in academic journals

- experience in the acquisition of external funding and an entrepreneurial mindset towards academia and industry

- the ability to coach and supervise MSc and PhD students

- the ability to work with others in a team

- proven ability to provide inspiring teaching in English

It is desired for the candidate to have experience in (embedded) programming and software development. Hands-on experience with robotic systems is also appreciated


Conditions of employment

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made by the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position.

The 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. The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The 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.