Faculty position at Delft University of Technology TUDelft, The Netherlands

Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Process Technology as Physicist – TU Delft, Netherlands, Apr 2022

The Netherlands

The Delft University of Technology invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor  in Process Technology (Physicist), at the Department of Engineering Structures, the Netherlands – Apr 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: 3,821 EURO/Month

Department of Engineering Structures

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

The successful candidate:

  • holds a PhD degree in Physics or Applied Physics and is expected to demonstrate an outstanding record of independent research accomplishment, creativity, and willingness to teach and coach students;
  • is able to communicate with various stakeholders and to develop the necessary skills for attracting funding for PhD-studies;
  • is able to and enjoys managing a supervising a group of researchers;
  • has a solid track record within the broad field of applied physics. An emphasis is on candidates that will strengthen the development and industrial application of the current and future innovations to society;
  • has Research areas of interest (1) Mathematical Physics, including computational fluid dynamics and particle-particle interaction; (2) Robotics; (3) Electronics; (4) Signal Processing;
  • has a proven affinity with academic teaching at both bachelor master levels;
  • has a proven record of successful supervision of MSc and PhD students;
  • understands and supports the diversity and inclusion values;
  • has proven ability to deliver high quality research as evidenced by the publication record;
  • has the capacity to communicate effectively with peers, students and stakeholders.
  • demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • is a team player who is able and enjoys working within a diverse international environment that includes academics, students, stakeholders as well as public and private partner.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Engineering Structures provides education and conducts research in the area of civil infrastructure and buildings. The department’s approach is based on science/fundamentals (mechanics and material science), deepened by engineering (concrete, steel, composite, timber, road and railway structures) and broadened by design (integral design, construction design, zero-material design and design-build). The department provides basic education in the BSc civil engineering programme and three MSc programmes.

The Resources and Recycling Chair is a highly productive research group with strong links to the minerals processing and recycling industry. The chair’s ambition is to create breakthroughs in recycling by applying fundamental science to innovative processes and implementing them on the market in collaboration with the industry. The ongoing research projects combine theoretical insights and modelling with experiments in the group’s laboratory and pilot plants.

R&R’s main research activity is to envision innovative recycling processes for solid waste streams that are economically viable/competitive and close the loop with virgin-grade recycled materials. Scientific reviewed papers have awarded R&R’s vision of circularity as in the top 3 or 5 of the world’s most important views on circularity. Spin-outs from R&R’s patent portfolios have reached a share value of 500 M€ to date, and one spin-out, C2CA Technology, has gained the 2021 EU Innovation radar prize for best sustainable technology. The technological basis for R&R’s research is a balance of advanced theoretical and experimental physics. New fields that are specifically interesting for next-generation recycling processes are physics-AI integrated recognition models, data-driven and demand-driven recycling, millisecond micro-robotics.

We are looking for a ambitious physicist with a proven record in both modelling and experimental research and a background in one or more of the new fields described above. This Tenure Track position offers the way to find a new direction in green-tech in an environment with an extensive laboratory, group-owned prototype plants, and a network encompassing the most attractive European academic institutes and industries. The new section/faculty academic staff member will support the R&R Section’s established strengths in developing game-changer technologies for the benefit of society.

Faculty members at CEG conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses and supervise graduate and undergraduate students. We seek for experienced applicants who have passion for student learning and professional development. We highly value applicants who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and secure research funding from a wide range of sources.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: TUD02093

Application Procedure

Please apply before 10 April 2022 via the application button and upload:

  • your motivation
  • CV including contact information of two persons who can provide references
  • a personal teaching & research statement (max 3 pages)
  • a publication list
  • an abstract of your MSc and PhD thesis
  • two selected publications

Please note:

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About the Department

Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted  in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences.


About the Employer:

Conditions of Employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language.


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Contact details

For more information about this position, please contact Francesco Di Maio, phone: +31 (0)15-2788148, e-mail: [email protected].

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