Computer Science Open Call 2023
Develop and realise your research vision to resolve societal and industrial challenges as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science at TU Delft.
Computer Science, both fundamental and applied, is at the heart of many technological advances in modern society. At TU Delft, Computer Science is organised in two departments: Intelligent Systems and Software Technology. We strive for groundbreaking research and innovative education in fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Systems, and Software Engineering. It’s these research domains in which we develop solutions ranging from fair decision making in banking, autonomous mobility and even disease diagnostics to reliable and robust sustainable energy systems, and much more. Within the Department of Software Technology, we currently have several open positions for Assistant or Associate professors. Are you ready to develop groundbreaking research to help industry and society and contribute to world-class education?
Get inspired: potential research topics
In this call, we seek to appoint at least five strong candidates. We welcome candidates with research expertise in any topic in the broad field of software technology. This includes algorithms, distributed systems, embedded systems, networked systems, programming languages, quantum computer science, software engineering, web information systems, and related topics.
Maliheh Izadi, assistant professor
For this year’s round, our search includes (but is not limited to) candidates in:
- Trustworthy AI, covering anything from decision support to safety and security. We conduct fundamental research to help banks prevent bias e.g. when granting loans and reduce risks. We also develop new algorithmic techniques to drive decision making in e.g. the transport sector, supporting maintenance and logistics, or the energy sector, enabling the energy transition.
- Distributed Systems, with topics ranging from federated learning, blockchain and distributed trust, to stream processing. We’ll be leveraging the computing power of billions of devices for the benefit of billions of people.
- Software Engineering, addressing methods and techniques for large scale software development. Areas of interest include software testing, collaborative software engineering, reliability engineering, sustainable software engineering, and the use of large language models throughout the software development life cycle.
Help drive world-class education
At our departments we pride ourselves on innovative education methods and teaching top international Bachelor and Master students. As part of our team, you will contribute to our curriculum, develop courses based on your research findings, and teach our engineering students. It’s not just your research vision we’re interested in, we’d also like to know your vision on education. Supported by our Computer Science and Engineering Teaching Team, you will not just teach students the basics, but help students bridge theory, research and practice in a societal context.
Christoph Lofi, associate professor
Your vision, your research
In this open call for Assistant and Associate Professors we’re looking for driven researchers with a heart for education. You’ll be developing your vision and realising your strategic research roadmap. What do you want to have achieved in ten years’ time? You may focus on our current domains, or develop an entirely new research line.
To realise your research program, you’ll attract funding and build your team of PhD students, whom you’ll supervise and coach from start to finish. You will also grow your and our network of public and private partners. Depending on your research line, you’ll be working with tech giants, leading brands in industry, logistics and banking, fintechs and exciting start-ups, and the academic community at large. Suffice to say that you will play an active role in the international research community and disseminate your knowledge and research findings at leading conferences.
Discover your team and our culture
Your home base will be with one of the research groups which best matches your research topic. You’ll be joining a team of twenty to thirty driven principal investigators, PhD students, postdocs, research engineers and university teachers. As our research lines know no group boundaries, you will also work closely with colleagues from other research groups, our faculty and other faculties. We share a drive to conduct research and educate for the greater good.
Whichever team you join, we are internationally diverse and keen to promote inclusion. This is not paying lip service. An example is our F+Cube (future female+ faculty) program geared to young female doctors who are interested in an academic career. And do check the stories of our Delft Technology Fellows! At TU Delft you can truly be yourself and thrive. We value different perspectives and qualities, which add to our innovative strengths. Fostering an open, collaborative and friendly environment, we will give you all the support, training and coaching you need to evolve and grow your academic career.
Our research facilities and research engineers
When it comes to computing power, the DelftBlue supercomputer is unrivalled. Our facilities also include our local HPC cluster, and Embedded Systems labs. They’re all at your disposal! And that’s not all. You are also supported by the Computer Science and Education Teaching Team which consists of teachers who support providing and developing education and we are currently working on forming a Research Software Engineering team which will consist of software developers focused on supporting scientific staff with the development of research software for research and valorisation.