Part-time Professor of Ports & Waterways

Faculty/department Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Level PhD degree
Maximum employment 12-16 hours per week (0,3-0,4 FTE)
Duration of contract 5 years
Salary scale €5334 to €7766 per month gross

14 dagen geleden


Delft, Zuid-Holland
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Civil Engineering and Geosciences
The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) provides leading international research and education, with innovation and sustainability as central themes. Research and education are closely interwoven and address societal challenges. The Faculty consists of the departments of Transport and Planning, Structural Engineering, Geoscience and Engineering, Water Management, Hydraulic Engineering, and Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

Hydraulic Engineering is one of the core themes in the field of civil and environmental engineering. The department works at the forefront of the development of innovative technology and tools to support engineering and decision making in the broad field of hydraulic engineering. To that end, it carries out fundamental and ground breaking research, which leads to understanding of physical processes and their role in the dynamics of water systems, covering the themes of environmental fluid mechanics, coastal engineering, hydraulic structures and flood risk, offshore engineering, and rivers, waterways, ports and dredging engineering.

The Ports and Waterways group is part of the Rivers, Ports, Waterways and Dredging Engineering (RPWDE) section, interconnecting expertise on rivers, waterways, navigability, port operations, and dredging. The section is responsible for the educational programme for the specialisation RPWDE within the Hydraulic Engineering (MSc Civil Engineering) track. The research activities of the Ports and Waterways group focus on port design, vessel-waterway interactions, logistics, and design of terminal infrastructure, safety, and waterway traffic management.

Job description
This is a part-time position (0.3-0.4 FTE) in the RPWDE section. The Professor will be the lead of the Ports and Waterways group and will be responsible for the further development of its research and educational portfolio. It is expected that the candidate can establish a strong link with the engineering practice and should therefore hold another part-time position in a field relevant for this chair, preferably in a port/waterways-related organisation. The key characteristics and responsibilities include further development and execution of the educational programme, supervision of MSc and PhD students, formulation of research programmes and acquisition of funding, providing services to society and professional networks, valorisation of research products, and management within the broader organisation.

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The successful candidate has a PhD or comparable portfolio in civil engineering or a closely related field, has a high level of expertise in fuctional design and engineering of port infrastructure and waterways, has a drive to innovate through scientific research and education, and has the capacity to communicate effectively in both Dutch and English. In addition, the candidate has a very good national and international network which covers the industry, government, and the scientific world.

Conditions of employment
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.

Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact the head of department prof. Wim Uijttewaal, through our secretariat phone: + 31 (0)15 - 27 83345, e-mail: 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, experience, and the names of three persons who could be contacted for a reference. Please e-mail your application by 24 September 2017 to drs. M. Jonker, When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG17-20.


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