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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Transportation Systems

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Transportation Systems. The …

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Jaffalaan, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 3637 - € 5656 per maand


The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Transportation Systems. The position is established within the Transport and Logistics (TLO) group, which is part of the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department at TPM. The TLO group strongly contributes to the culture of excellence which makes Delft one of the most well-known places worldwide to study transportation. One of the key ambitions of the ESS department is to study the convergence of transport, energy and ICT-systems (e.g. in the context of self-driving electric vehicles), which offers the opportunity to perform cutting edge multidisciplinary research with high societal impact.

With our new hire, we have the ambition to maintain and further enhance our reputation as a place for highly influential research and teaching in transportation systems. Our new colleague is expected to begin January 1, 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible.


Applicants should have (or expect to complete soon) a PhD in Transportation or a closely related field, from a reputed academic institution. The candidate should possess (or have a clear ambition to obtain) broad expertise in the field of Transportation at a system level, and she or he is expected to have a multidisciplinary attitude. Succesful candidates have a knowledge base which is not confined to e.g. only one mode of transport or only one type of transport model.

Candidates need to demonstrate a clear potential for excellence in research and teaching.

The to be hired tenure track assistant professor will be responsible for: activively contributing to education on all levels (including supervision and tutoring of students), building a strong externally funded research portfolio, collaborating with other research groups inside and outside the department and faculty, and helping to maintain the high level of academic impact and international visibility of the TLO group and the ESS department.

Applications are asked to include a motivation letter (not more than one page), research and teaching vision (not more than one page each), full curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.


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. For circumstances as having children or parental leave during the tenure track, it is possible to delay the definitive assessment and extend the Tenure Track appointment to a maximum of 8 years.

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. Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.You will have 232 hours of paid leave each year and in addition to your salary, at TU Delft you will receive an annual holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your salary. 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, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Jafar Rezaei,Head of Section Transport and Logistics, email: j.rezaei@tudelft.nl, tel: 0031152781716.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, HR Advisor, email: vacature-TBM@tudelft.nl.