Assistant Professor in Multi-modal Transport Network Robustness


Withstanding disruptions? Make an impact in transport resilience science. 

Job description

Transport systems constitute critical infrastructure and services and are subject to recurrent disturbances and disruptions. The importance of the transport system’s robustness and resilience becomes more evident with the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events and cyber-attacks.

This position will contribute to the development and application of methods, empirical analysis, models, strategies, and policies in the field of transport network resilience, making contributions to both fundamental and application-driven research. This includes research and education related to the design, planning, operations, and assessment of measures aimed at improving systems capacity to prepare, withstand, recover, and adapt to disruptions to reduce cascading effects. It includes developing long-term strategic planning and short-term control decision support systems and considering multi-layer dependencies such as in relation to energy/power-grid, telecommunication, and climate change impacts.  


You hold a relevant PhD degree. In addition you have a track record and clear vision on conducting research, and mentoring and teaching in transportation science related themes (involving optimization, simulation, forecasting, network science, data science or similar).

We are looking for a colleague that is committed to contributing to a stimulating research environment, creating a societal impact, and appreciates a diverse, goal-oriented and merit-based work environment.

Excellent communication skills are crucial for success in this position; ability and interest in connecting and collaborating within and across research teams, interacting and connecting with students, academics, and stakeholders from the public and private sectors. An experience in working as a post-doctoral researcher in the topic considered an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Our intention is to offer you a permanent position after a period in which you will be evaluated based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future. 

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ program. TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three 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 on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. 

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school. 

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted  in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof Serge Hoogendoorn via

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 4 January 2023 via the application button. Your application should include a motivation letter (1-2 pages) and your extensive CV. Please append also the summary of your PhD thesis and two scientific publications of yours that you choose to highlight. If your application is shortlisted, we may ask to provide more information such as vision documents.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure. You can apply online only. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated. 

For information about the application procedure, please contact our recruiter

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