MSc Internship or Thesis Proposal: Base Knowledge of Dam Resilience Policy Tool Development at DELTARES

Research objective: Dam sustainable development and climate resilience cannot be achieved only by setting regulation and guidelines, but also by raising awareness of the impacts that are generated in order to achieving goals of water and energy secureness. There is need for a simple, attractive and interactive tool that can help all stakeholders to grasp the favourable and adverse impacts as well as assist policymakers in decision making process for sustainable planning and management of dams and reservoirs.

Contact information: Dr. Jeremy Bricker, , CiTG 3.96

More information can be found here

Vacancy: 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

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.


The successful candidate has a PhD or comparable portfolio in civil engineering or a closely related field, has a high level of expertise in functional 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 organisations, 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, see the link below or 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 10 September 2017 to B. C. Tabak, When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG17-20.


Vacature: Student Assistent Tubebarrier BRIGAID

BRIGAID is op zoek naar een student assistent die kan helpen met het testen van de Tubebarrier. De Tubebarrier is een semi mobiele waterkering die (tijdelijk) water kan keren en of afbuigen. De plaatsing is eenvoudig en kan zeer snel plaatsvinden zonder gebruik te maken van pompen, elektriciteit of veel mankracht. De Tubebarrier bevindt zich in een belangrijke fase van ontwikkeling. Het prototype heeft al veel testen ondergaan en bevindt zich in de fase van optimaliseren en fine-tunen.

De volledige vacature met alle benodigde informatie kun je hier vinden.

Je kunt je sollicitatie vóór 15 augustus richten aan Antonia Sebastian en Kasper Lendering (email: en Vermeld hierbij je motivatie en sluit een CV met cijferlijst bij. Indien de keuze op jou valt, kun je meteen met de opdracht van start.

Vacature: Student assistent voor het STW project SAFElevee 2017 – 2018

Vorig jaar is het STW project SAFElevee opgestart. Het doel van het project is om beter inzicht te
verschaffen in het faalmechanisme van dijken en de bresformatieprocessen. Als onderdeel hiervan
zal een internationale database worden ontwikkeld van dijkdoorbraken. Deze database zal
onderzoekers ondersteunen in het valideren van modellen, en het analyseren van


  • Assisteren in het opstellen van standaard definities voor de beschrijving van dijkfalen.
  • Verzamelen data en converteren voor gebruik in de database
  • Analyseren en vaststellen representatieve geotechnische en waterbouwkundige parameters
  • Zoeken, en verzamelen van data-rapporten

Periode: gemiddeld 1 dag per week (flexibel) in 2017 (Jan) tot (en met) 2018

More information can be found in the full description of the vacancy

PhD: projects in general

As opposed to the situation in many other countries, Dutch universities do not have cursory PhD-programmes with a certain number of positions per year.

Our system is based upon proposals and grants, and it involves lengthy application procedures (duration at least one year, with a rather low score chance). In practice, this means that we apply for a position first, and start looking for a candidate once it has been granted.

All current positions and PhD opportunities are published on the Delft University of Technology website on the following webpages.