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Professor Positions (Assistant in TT or Associate) in Computer Science with Focus on Teaching

Professors with a teaching focus play a key role in computer science education and research, typically at a ratio of 70% teaching and 30% research. Assistant …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 3475 - € 5861 per maand


Professors with a teaching focus play a key role in computer science education and research, typically at a ratio of 70% teaching and 30% research.

Assistant professors take a leading role in teaching teams for large bachelor courses, design and deliver advanced master level courses, adopt innovative and adequate teaching methods, and guide bachelor and master students through their (research) thesis projects. They are well aware of modern teaching methods, and can initiate novel use of software solutions for (personalized) learning, student interaction, and grading, to the benefit of both online and on-campus courses. They draw lessons from their teaching experiences, for example by publishing in teaching oriented journals and conferences.

Assistant professors with a teaching focus are active researchers, blending the latest research results in their teaching. They participate in one of the TU Delft computer science sections, for example by (co-)supervising PhD and master students. They assist in writing grant proposals, present their work at international conferences, and (co-)publish in leading journals and conference proceedings. They have a rich network in research and industry in their area of expertise.  


1. Initiating, designing, and teaching courses at the bachelor and master levels.

2. Supervising bachelor and master students in individual research projects.

3. Initiating and realizing educational innovation throughout the curriculum.

4. Leveraging opportunities of online / computer-aided learning in on-campus education.

5. Reflecting on and publishing about teaching methods used in educational scientific venues.

6. Contributing as researcher to one of the faculty’s computer science research lines / sections.

7. (Co-)advising PhD students.

8. Participating in the faculty’s organizational activities.


Applications from any research field in computer science are welcome. The faculty will select candidates based on the strength of their research and teaching profile, the educational needs of the faculty, and the strategic fit of their research within the faculty’s long term ambitions. Applicants are advised to identify potential research sections of the two computer science departments of Software Technology and Intelligent Systems that best fit their research interests.


1. Completed PhD in computer science.

2. Demonstrated interest and experience in teaching, student supervision, and educational innovation.

3. Compelling research track record in computer science, evidenced by high impact publications.

4. Leadership skills.

5. Team player with a passion for education.

6. Transparent and effective communication and social skills

7. Excellent command of English.

Experienced candidates targeting the associate professor level are invited to apply as well, and will be considered and evaluated at the rank they apply for.

In addition to a recent resume and cover letter, candidates are requested to submit a vision statement regarding their research and their education with their application (1-2 pages each).     


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.

Applicants will participate in the personal development program for tenure track faculty at TU Delft to further develop personal and management skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. Based on individual agreements made at the start of the appointment, the tenure can be granted after a period of maximally five years. Delft University of Technology grants tenure solely on personal performance, and does not have multiple candidates competing for the same tenured 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 information about this vacancy, you can contact: Prof. dr. Arie van Deursen, Department of Software Technology, email:arie.vandeursen@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 2782486, Prof. dr. ir. Inald Lagendijk, Department of Intelligent Systems, email:r.l.lagendijk@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 2783731, Dr. ir. Hans Tonino, Director of Studies, Computer Science, email:j.f.m.tonino@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 2785807.

Screening of applications will begin April 3, 2018 and will continue until all required positions are filled. The anticipated starting date for all positions is as soon as possible. Interested applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.To apply, please e-mail a detailed resume and cover letter, candidates are requested to submit a vision statement regarding their research and their education with their application (1-2 pages each). Please send your documents to hr-eemcs@tudelft.nl and refer to vacancy number 2018-18.    

Part of the interview will be a trial lecture.