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Tenure Track Candidate in Emerging Materials

smart materials, carbon nanotubes, graphene, bio-based plastics

9 maanden geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 5405 per maand


The Assistant Professor will do research in the area of emerging materials. He/she will also be responsible for teaching and supervising students and interns at various levels (Bachelor, Master, and PhD). The teaching load is approximately 40% of the work time. The Assistant Professor will make direct links between research and education and will also be responsible for management tasks, acquisition of research projects and academic valorisation. It is deemed essential to build up and maintain a good collaboration with the other research groups within and outside the department while striving for multidisciplinary knowledge and technology integration.

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 program, please visit https://www.tudelft.nl/en/about-tu-delft/working-at-tu-delft/a-career-at-tu-delft/tenure-track/


The candidate should:
• hold a PhD degree and have knowledge and academic background in line with materials and design.
• have knowledge about mechanical behaviour of materials and material characterisation as well as the role of materials in user-centred design, and should preferably have experience in designing in multidisciplinary teams.
• have a solid scientific track record and an international network of contacts.
• have experience in the development and teaching of BSc and MSc courses; however, beginning teachers may also apply.
• be flexible and motivated to work on collaborative projects, considering both applied and fundamental technology-oriented research with societal relevance.
• have a good command of English and good communication skills.


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.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Kaspar Jansen, phone: +31 (0)15-2786905, e-mail: k.m.b.jansen@tudelft.nl. To apply, please send a detailed CV including a publication list, at least three international references, a research statement, a vision on teaching, and a copy of five key publications along with a letter of application. Please e-mail your application by 30 October 2017 to Sara Bedin, s.bedin@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number ATIO-0746.

Additional information

Kaspar Jansen
+31 (0)15-2786905

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 recognized 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. Industrial Design Engineering The Department of Design Engineering aims at exploring and disseminating new research knowledge to the international scientific community as well as to its educational programmes at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. The focus is on incorporating new developments in advanced materials, novel manufacturing technologies, and hardware, software and cyberware technologies into products and services. Integration of expertise domains such as Emerging Materials, Advanced Mechatronics, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems and Digital Manufacturing with considerations of Sustainability and the Circular Economy raises complexities that are addressed with regards to both systems and processes.
Research in the area of Emerging Materials is concerned with the application of new materials in product design, targeting those materials that will emerge in the market in the next five to fifteen years. A first group is that of so-called smart materials. These are materials that can sense and interact with the user. A second group is that of materials containing carbon nanotubes or graphene. In the coming years, the quality of these materials will improve and they will become more affordable, meaning that we need to investigate their potential applications in design. A third group of emerging materials comprises advanced bio-based plastics as alternatives to existing fossil fuel-based plastics.