Professor of Urban Water Infrastructure

Visonary research and innovation for future urban water infrastructures

17 dagen geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Vast contract
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 7766 per maand


The potential for visionary urban water infrastructure research is huge and the worldwide interest very high. Future urban water infrastructure demands call for innovative, climate-resilient distribution, drainage, and heat systems; increased flexibility of assets; clever, predictive sensor and control technology; understanding urban hydrology; understanding material aging and soil processes; advanced protection of human and environmental health; and energy- and resource-efficient water systems that are embedded in a circular economy. Alongside the prevailing obsolete infrastructure in Western countries, the majority of the world population is still deprived of adequate urban water infrastructure services. Sustainable and cost-efficient innovations brought forward by research in the envisaged field may contribute to leapfrogging conventional developments. Therefore, the TU Delft is giving the new professor the opportunity to build on an excellent research group (offering 2 FTE vacant positions), playing a world-leading role in urban water infrastructure research and education. The key responsibilities include research, education, services, valorisation, and management – as further elaborated on our website.


The successful candidate has the following qualifications:
• A PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field
• Experience in several application fields and/or scientific disciplinary fields of urban water infrastructure as implemented in the setting of industrialised societies
• A drive to innovate through research
• The capacity to communicate effectively with peers, students and stakeholders in the application field
• An excellent track record in scientific publications, acquisition and management of externally funded research projects, and a clear view on required future developments, aiming at a high degree of sustainability in the application field
• Excellent teaching qualities
• Fluency in English and the willingness to learn Dutch within three years.


The TU Delft offers an attractive, customisable compensation and benefits package, including 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 day care, before- and after-school care 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.

For more information about this position, please contact J.B. van Lier, phone: +31 (0)15-2784732, e-mail:
or check: To apply, please send a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae that explicitly states your educational record, recent major achievements, list of publications, a vision on research and education, and the names of three persons who could be contacted for a reference. Please e-mail your application by 1 October 2017 to M. Jonker,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG17-19.

Additional information

Jules van Lier
+31 (0)15-2784732

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Civil Engineering & Geosciences The Department of Water Management focuses on quantitative and qualitative aspects of fresh and salt/brackish water systems and related user functions such as building, drinking water, wastewater, and agriculture. The department also contributes to societal needs with respect to water management, water-related economic aspects, land use management, and optimisation questions with respect to water use and control.

The research of the Sanitary Engineering section focuses on user functions such as drinking water extraction, storage, purification and distribution, wastewater collection, transport, treatment, discharge, resource recovery from (waste)water, industry water, and urban water management and drainage.


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