More about the program

Delft University of Technology works at providing new ground-breaking insights and solutions to urgent societal problems around the world. Thanks to its top scientists and unique, large-scale technological research facilities, this university offers world-level multidisciplinary research and education. TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of our research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies.

What we offer

As a fellow, you will be offered the unique chance to establish your own research programme of international repute, including generous start-up funding. The 5 year fellowships are awarded at full Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor level.

Employment:              32 - 38 hours (1 FTE)
Duration of contract:   6 years with evaluation for permanent employment after max 5 years

Salary ranges: 

Level

Gross per month

Full professor:

€ 5.582 - € 9.812

Associate professor:

€ 5.039 - € 6.738

Assistant professor:

€ 3.637 - € 5.656


Conditions of employment

A (tenure-track) position is offered for six years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the employment contract, a decision will be made by the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. For circumstances as having children or parental leave during the tenure track, it is possible to delay the definitive assessment and extend the Tenure Track employment contract to a maximum of 8 years. 

The 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. Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. 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, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.

General information about working at TU Delft can be found here.

When do I apply?

The Delft Technology Fellowship 2020/2021 is open for applications from the 21st of September 2020. You can send in your application until 02 November 2020.

How do I apply?

Requirements
You are a highly talented and motivated pioneer holding a PhD in a relevant discipline, with the ambition necessary to become a full Professor. You have a proven drive for scientific excellence demonstrated, for example, by publications in first-rate, international scientific journals, the ability to compete for external research funding and an extensive international network. You have a few years of post-doctoral working experience in industry or academia, preferably including experience outside of the Netherlands. 

Depending on your level of experience you either are, or have the clear potential to develop into, an academic leader who guides and inspires her group. You have excellent communication and social skills, a coaching leadership style and experience in supervising research projects. You are self-critical and able to align your personal ambition with being an inspiring member of a team of first-rate colleagues. 

You have educational experience and an affinity for teaching, as you are expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the department’s teaching programme. 

This fellowship programme is open to female scientists currently not employed by TU Delft. 

Your application should include the following:

  • Cover letter including
    • your motivation
    • the faculty/department of interest.
    • the position desired (Assistant, Associate or full Professor level)
    • how many years of post-doctoral working experience in industry or academia you have
  • Resume including a detailed list of your publications and achievements
  • Contact information of 4 references: their names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and relationships
  • Vision document containing your research proposal and your vision on education, leadership and the Delft University of Technology organisation (max. 2000 words)

 Selection process

September 21st – November 1st  2020

Receiving applications

December 2020 - February 2021

Interviews and trial lectures at faculties

March 2021

Final selection by Central Selection Committee

April 2021

Nomination of 10 Fellows by the Executive Board