Assistant Professor in Energy Systems (Tenure Track)

Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Technology, Policy and Management
Niveau: Gepromoveerd
Functie-omvang: 36-40 uur per week
Contractduur: tenure track (6-8 years with the prospect of a permanent contract)
Salaris: 3637 - 5656 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)
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Faculty Technology, Policy and Management

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) contributes to sustainable solutions for technological challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences. The assistant professor will be positioned in the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department. The core activity of the department is to model, understand, forecast, and shape emerging technological innovations and user patterns in the increasingly interconnected sectors of energy, industry, mobility and ICT; and use these insights for improved design, regulation and operation of such engineering systems. ESS aims to contribute to the scholarly debate at the highest international level, and is rooted in both engineering and social sciences.

Functie omschrijving

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Energy Systems. The position is established within the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department, more specifically in the Energy and Industry (E&I) group, where research on energy systems integration, the energy systems transition and smart-grids takes place. The department hosts, in addition to these energy system experts, industry (decarbonization), mobility (passenger as well as freight) and ICT experts (cyber, distributed systems, IT architectures), as well as choice modelling and decision making scholars. This combination of expertise guarantees that the cross-sectoral and socio-technical characteristics of the energy transition are addressed, involving e.g. electric and automated mobility, cybersecurity, carbon-neutral fuels and the shift to a fully circular economy. We are looking for a faculty member to strengthen our research and education on energy system modelling and the energy transition.

In this position, you will be expected to:

  • perform research in the field of energy system modelling and complex energy transitions;

  • interact with a wide range of national and international stakeholders including energy modelling experts and industry as well as policy makers at all levels;

  • acquire and execute externally-funded research project(s);

  • develop courses and conduct teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

The Energy and Industry group is proud to be gender-balanced; we encourage female candidates to apply.

Functie eisen

We are looking for a candidate with an interdisciplinary track record to focus on system challenges (engineering and economic/governance) of energy transitions. Supported by your colleagues, you will develop new, independent research lines in energy system modelling to support complex energy transitions. We expect the candidate to have an appreciation of scientific and engineering challenges of the energy transition (including sector coupling). You will contribute to the collaborative mentality of the group by your ability to inspire colleagues and students through research, teaching, creativity and management skills.


A tenure-track position is offered for six years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, 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 final assessment and extend the Tenure Track appointment to a maximum of 8 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. 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.

The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff and offers training to improve English competency if needed.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of teaching experience and you do not yet have your teaching certificate, you will be offered the opportunity to obtain this within three years.

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 are supported with individual consults and various 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.

Informeren en solliciteren

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Zofia Lukszo, Prof. dr. ir., email:, tel: +31 (0) 152782727.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, HR Advisor, email:

Please include in your application a motivation letter, research and teaching vision (not more than one page each), a curriculum vitae including 'your personal top 5’ of impactful contributions, and two letters of recommendation.


Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.


Faculty Technology, Policy and Management
36-40 uur per week
tenure track (6-8 years with the prospect of a permanent contract)
3637 - 5656 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)

8 maart 2020
ATTBM 20.003


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