Asst./Assoc. Professor of High-Voltage Engineering

Department/faculty: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Level: PhD degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: Tenure track
Salary: €3475 to €5405 per month gross

Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty’s excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

The research in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy is inspired by the technical, scientific and societal challenges originating from the transition towards a more sustainable society. Research focuses on three areas:
• DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage
• Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
• Intelligent Electrical Power Grids
The Electrical Sustainable Energy Department provides expertise in each of these areas throughout the entire energy system chain.

The DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S) group is responsible for research and education in the fields of DC systems, high voltage technology, energy storage, electronic power conversion (power electronics), and electromechanics. DC systems is a multidisciplinary field of research, exploring the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage (electric vehicles) in DC networks and systems and future DC transmission grids. The group is currently active in applications such as Direct Current distribution and transmission grids and microgrids, electrification of mobility (charging of electric vehicles), and renewable generation of electrical energy (such as wind and solar energy).

Job description

As an Assistant/Associate Professor your focus will be on the following tasks:
1. Research in Electrical Sustainable Energy in the field of high voltage materials and components, including supervising PhD and Master students. The focus will be on materials for HVDC and HVAC insulation systems and for high voltage technologies. It is expected that you will conduct research in solid, liquid, and gas insulating materials with special emphasis on thermal, mechanical, and electrical improvement by nanoparticles addition. The research topics include material characterisation techniques, ageing mechanisms, self-restoring insulating materials, material assessment, space charges, and new conductor materials based on superconductivity, nanotubes, and new metal combinations. The research output should be applicable to different high voltage fields, such as power electronic converters, high voltage cables, power transformers, gas insulated substation components, and gas insulated lines.
2. Education: Teaching in the area of high voltage materials and components, sustainable electrical power engineering, and high voltage infrastructures (MSc level), and in the BSc programme in Electrical Engineering.
3. Management: Acquisition and management of national and international research projects as well as establishing strong collaborations with industrial partners.
4. Participation in international bodies such as IEEE, Cigré, and IEC. A holistic approach, in which design, implementation, deployment, and analysis are integrated, is strongly desired.

A Tenure Track, a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or full Professor, offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic. We offer a structured career and personal development programme designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit


You must have a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering related to high voltage materials and components. Overall knowledge and also practical experience with high voltage, as well as previous work experience in one of these areas, is required. An excellent academic track record reflected by publications in the leading international journals is required. You should have a demonstrated ability to initiate and direct research projects and to obtain external funding. Experience in teaching and mentoring students is considered an advantage. You also have an open personality and good communication skills. Demonstrated ability in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

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.
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. 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 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, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. P. Bauer, phone: +31 (0)15-2784654, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 1 November 2017 to A. J. Prummel,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2017-28.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
PhD degree
Working hours
Tenure track
€3475 to €5405 per month gross

Closing date
Nov. 1, 2017
Vacancy nr.


For more information about this job, please contact P. Bauer, Professor.

T +31 (0)15-2784654

For more information about the application procedure, please contact A. J. Prummel/HR.