We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Professor starting September 2018 in the department Hydraulic Engineering (research group: Ports and  Waterways (P&W).

P&W is one of the specialisations within the track Hydraulic Engineering (Master Civil Engineering). The multi-disciplinary specialisation focusses on integrated planning and design of ports, terminals, and inland waterways, wherein operational, logistic, economic, environmental, safety and hydraulic aspects are addressed. P&W is closely linked to other specialisations within the track and aspires to keep its research lines and education activities updated to be at the forefront of new trends and developments. Nautical traffic models and simulations play an increasingly important role in the planning of ports and waterways, more so due to the current trend towards digitalization and availbility of big data.

Responsibilities include:

  • Education: Organizing and contributing to the courses in P&W through lectures, updating of lecture notes and course material, assisting with incorporation of modern teaching techniques in P&W courses, and co-supervising BSc and MSc students.

  • Research: initiating, and conducting research in the above mentioned fields; setting up and developing your own line of research. Research is fundamental and application inspired; the latter will be defined in consultation with end users such as Port Authorities, Industry and Ministries.

  • Valorization: The candidate is expected to work towards acquisition of  funding for projects through cooperation with the private sector, government and/or EU or Dutch national projects and research grants.

  • Organization: A small portion of the positions’ responsibilities is devoted to management activities in the department or faculty, e.g. participation in department and faculty committees.

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.