Unique Fellowship for Top Female Scientists
Delft, 32-38 hours per week
Challenge: Work on societal challenges with science, technology or design in a responsible manner.
Change: Generous startup funding can give your research a healthy boost.
Impact: Contribute to education and research while inspiring and leading.
TU Delft Technology Fellowship
The Delft Technology Fellowship offers high-profile, tenure-track positions to outstanding female academic researchers in research fields in which Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is active. As a fellow, you will be offered the unique chance to establish your own research programme of international repute, including a generous startup grant. The fellowships are awarded at Full, Associate or Assistant professor level.
You are a highly talented and motivated female scientist, holding a PhD in a relevant discipline, with the necessary experience to contribute and excel at being a full professor, or the ambition to grow into the role. You have a proven drive for scientific excellence demonstrated by, for example, publications in first-rate, international scientific journals, the ability to compete for external research funding and an extensive international network. You have post-doctoral working experience in industry or academia. Depending on your level of experience you are an academic leader who guides and inspires her group, or have the clear potential to develop into one. 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 a member of a team of first-rate colleagues. You are an inspiring teacher, and you will be expected to participate in, and contribute to, the development of the department’s teaching programme. The fellowship programme is open to scientists currently not employed by TU Delft.
Conditions of employment
Fixed-term contract: 6 years with evaluation for permanent employment after max 5 years. A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment.
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 programme. TU Delft sets high standards for the English proficiency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English proficiency. 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 customizable 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.
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 and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. Challenge. Change. Impact!
For more information about the Delft Technology Fellowship, please visit www.tudelft.nl/en/about-tu-delft/working-at-tu-delft/campaigns/delft-technology-fellowship/.
For more information about working for TU Delft, visit www.tudelft.nl/en/about-tu-delft/working-at-tu-delft.
Your application should include the following:
Cover letter including 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 organization (max. 2000 words).
A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.
Agency calls are not appreciated.