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Unique Fellowship for Top Female Academic Scientists

Employer
Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)
Location
2628 CD Delft (NL)
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Dec 30, 2023

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Other, Other
Job Type
PhD Fellowship
Organization Type
Academia

Challenge: Work on societal challenges with science, technology, or design in a responsible manner.
Change: Generous start-up funding can give your research a healthy boost.
Impact: Contribute to education, research and valorisation while inspiring and leading.

Job description
The Delft Technology Fellowship offers high-profile positions to outstanding female academic researchers in research themes in which the faculties of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) want to be strengthened.

As a fellow, you will be offered the unique chance to establish your own research programme of international repute, including a generous start-up grant. The fellowships are awarded at Full, Associate or Assistant professor level.
More information about the research themes can be found at 
www.tudelft.nl/delfttf.

Requirements
You are a highly talented and motivated female academic 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 motivates her group, or have the clear potential to develop into one. You have high level 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 a compelling 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 academic scientists currently not employed by TU Delft.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. Should you have less than 5 years of teaching experience, we expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The 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.

Conditions of employment
Fixed-term contract:
A temporary employment contract for 18 months, where a permanent employment contract will be offered after a positive evaluation.

Conditions of employment
The Fellowship starts with a temporary employment contract for 18 months, where a permanent employment contract will be offered after a positive evaluation based on confidence in results and development.

Complimentary to the Fellowship, Assistant Professors are offered an Academic Career Track, which takes a maximum of 8 years. At TU Delft we believe it is important to train you as an all-rounder and to really invest in you. Throughout the Academic Career Track, TU Delft offers an extensive ACT Development Program, consisting of a wide range of training courses and instruments in all areas of the academic career. You can find more about the Academic Career Track
here.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. 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 can be supported with individual consults and diverse 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. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. Should you have less than 5 years of teaching experience, we expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The 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. General information about working at TU Delft can be found at 
www.tudelft.nl/en/about-tu-delft/working-at-tu-delft.

For international applicants we offer the
Coming to Delft Service and the Dual career programme to assist you with your relocation.

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.

Why work at the TU Delft?

  • Virtual Campus Tour
  • Campus Life
  • Research Facilities
  • Stories of Science – meet your colleagues


Challenge. Change. Impact!

Additional information
For more information about the Delft Technology Fellowship, please visit 
www.tudelft.nl/DelftTF.

Application procedure
Your application should include the following:

Cover letter including:

  • Your motivation
  • The faculty and research theme of your interest*
  • The position desired (Full, Associate or Assistant Professor level)
  • How many years of post-doctoral working experience in industry or academia you have.
  • Resume including a detailed list of your publications and achievements.
  • Contact information of 4 references (6 in case of a Full Professor): their names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and relationships.
  • Vision document (maximum 2000 words) containing your research proposal and your vision on 1) education, 2) leadership and 3) the embedding of your research into the Delft University of Technology organisation.


A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

*In case of multiple themes

 

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