Assistant Professor Dynamics of Ship and Offshore Structures

Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Niveau: Gepromoveerd
Functie-omvang: 38.0 uur per week
Contractduur: Tenure-track
Salaris: 3637 - 5658 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)
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Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.

Section Ship and Offshore Structures 

The Ship and Offshore Structures (SAOS) group of the Maritime and Transportation Technology (MTT) Department is a key global player in research and education in the field of ship and offshore structures. Our mission is to educate engineers and scientists, and to answer questions emerging from our curiosity and from structural design and operation of ship and offshore structures by carrying out fundamental and applied research. Present formation of the scientific staff is: a full professor, an associate professor, two assistant professors, a researcher, a post-doc and 14 PhD candidates.

Our research and education focus on structural integrity and longevity, addressing: (i) loading & structural response, including fluid-structure interactions and non-destructive evaluation; and (ii) limit states of materials, joints and structures, including (multiaxial) fatigue, fracture, and ultimate strength. Section members play a vital role for the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC). We operate unique testing systems including a hexapod, capable of exerting 6-degree of freedom loads up to 1 MN at frequencies up to 30 Hz. The section members teach 5 courses (20 ECTS) in the BSc Marine Technology curriculum, and 5 courses (25 ECTS) in the MSc Marine Technology and MSc Offshore & Dredging Engineering curricula. On average, 15 master students graduate annually in our section.

Functie omschrijving

As one of three Assistant Professors in the section, you are expected to cover research and education in the field of vibration and noise of ship and offshore structures. The core of this research will focus on material configurations that satisfy structural requirements and help to withstand and reduce noise and vibrations. This includes enabling the production and joining practices needed for implementation into practice. Among other goals, your research will help to reduce the noise transmitted to the marine environment from human activity. You will seek external research sponsorship through national and international sources, including (but not limited to) industry, NWA (Dutch National Scientific Agenda), European Union funding, and/or NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). Collaborative initiation and execution of research projects is expected on the university, national, and international levels. We expect that your research will have a positive impact on both societal concerns and industrial practice. Toward that end, you will work toward wide dissemination of your results, through publications in esteemed journals, open science, and FAIR data principles. Commercialization of your research through patents and startups is also encouraged. You will teach at the bachelors and masters level, and your main courses will be a third-year bachelor’s course entitled Complex Loads and Vibrations plus one other. You will be expected to lead PhD research, masters research, and bachelor’s projects in relevant fields. We are curious about your research and teaching statements.  

Functie eisen

You should be a scientist or R&D-oriented engineer holding a PhD degree in a field relevant to vibrations, noise, and complex loading of ship and offshore structures. In order of preference, we seek candidates who are strong in analytical modelling, experimental validation, and numerical simulation. Engineering experience and knowledge of production aspects are desired. We require proof of your excellent contribution and collaboration in research programs. Evidence of teaching excellence and a passion for teaching are highly desired. You should be motivated to gain the respect of students and peers based on your excellent teaching. As part of our commitment to diversity, women are especially encouraged to apply.


A tenure track position is offered for a maximum of six years. Tenure Track is a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate Professor. During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognized academic. To support that, we offer a structured career and personal development programme, which accounts for individual needs and preferences. For more information about the tenure track and the personal development program, please visit

Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made at the end of the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position.

The TU Delft offers a customizable 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 Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff and offers training to improve English competency. If you do not already speak Dutch, then you will be expected to learn Dutch within a period of five years. 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.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.    

Informeren en solliciteren

For more information about this position, please contact dr. Carey Walters, Associate professor, email: .


To apply, please e-mail to  your motivation letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, teaching statement, contact data of three referees and a copy of the publication or engineering report you are most proud of.

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-61. Your application should be received before 1st of October 2019; however, the recruiting process will continue until a suitable candidate has been appointed. The intended employment date is 1st of November 2019.     

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Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
38.0 uur per week
3637 - 5658 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)

30 september 2019


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