Technical University Delft

Position ID: 1979-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#13864]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Delft, Zuid-Holland 2628 CD, Netherlands [map]
Subject Area: Delft
Application Deadline: 2019/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/04/18, finished 2019/12/08, listed until 2019/10/18)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Department/faculty: Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Level: Doctorate
Working hours: 36-40 hours weekly
Contract: Tenure
Salary: 3389 - 4978 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty’s excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

Research at the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM) centres around the analysis of mathematical models arising in science and engineering. This research is both fundamental and applied in nature, and is often inspired by technical applications. The department plays an active role in translating research results into concrete, practical applications. It maintains intensive contacts with other TU Delft departments, the major technological institutes, and the research laboratories of major companies. Within its own subject field, the department provides teaching for the Applied Mathematics BSc and MSc programmes, and also contributes to the teaching of mathematics courses within other academic programmes at the TU Delft and within national programmes such as “MasterMath”.

The Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics consists of six research groups: Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis, Applied Probability, Statistics, and Optimisation. More information about the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics can be found at

Job description
The Department is offering a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor for the research group Mathematical Physics. The Assistant Professor will do application-oriented research in the area of partial differential equations. This includes mathematical modelling, analysis, inverse modelling, and data assimilation, with applications in engineering. The candidates will also be responsible for teaching and supervising students and interns at various levels (Bachelor, Master, and PhD). The teaching load is about 50% of the working 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.

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 as support as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit

The candidate should show promise and the potential to be a leading researcher and an inspired and dedicated teacher. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics or a related discipline, and preferably post-doctoral experience. He/she has proven track record in their research field, visible from refereed publications in high-quality journals. He/she has also shown themselve able to collaborate with researchers in application areas, e.g. related to the engineering disciplines of the TU Delft. The university sets specific requirements for the English competence of the faculty, and offers training to improve the level if that should be necessary. In addition, applicants should be willing to learn Dutch.

Conditions of employment
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. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor 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.     

Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Wim van Horssen, phone: +31 (0)15-2783524, e-mail: or Prof. Arnold Heemink, phone: +31 (0)15-2785813, e-mail:

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV that includes a list of publications, contact information of at least three scientists whom we can contact for letters of recommendation, and a research and teaching statement along with a letter of application.The job interviews will be held on June 24 and June 28, 2019.

Send your application material before June 1, 2019 to, mentioning vacancy number EWI2019-20.

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