Several Tenure-Track Positions in the field of Process & Energy

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Energy storage and conversion technology, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, process technology


Efficient energy use will be of crucial importance the coming decades. As energy demand and availability fluctuate, there is considerable interest in the development of devices and materials for storing energy. To develop processes or apparatus for efficient storage and conversion of energy and mass, it is crucial to have a deep understanding of core disciplines such as thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. It is also important to have a solid knowledge on the apparatus level.

The positions offered explore the fields of energy storage and conversion technology, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and process technology. Research can be experimental, simulations, or theory, and can be either applied or fundamental. The candidates will develop a new research programme in the field of process and energy technology that fits within the department's strategy. The candidates will initiate and coordinate research and will teach and supervise BSc, MSc, and PhD students. In principle, the positions will be filled at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track). For exceptionally strong candidates, an appointment at Associate Professor (tenured) level will be considered.
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


We are looking for researchers with a strong background and PhD in mechanical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, or another relevant discipline. It should be clear that the researcher is ready to start his/her own research line. The candidates (1) have a proven track record and publications related to the topics mentioned; (2) are able to bridge the gap between fundamental and more applied projects; (3) have excellent communication skills; and (4) are able to teach and supervise students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels.


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.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Wiebren de Jong, phone: +31 (0)15-2789476, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, a 1-2 page research statement, a list of publications, and a list of at least three references along with a letter of application by 12 May 2017 to Helma Duijndam-Nieuwpoort, and cc
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME17-20.
Interviews will take place on 8 and 9 June 2017.

Additional information

Wiebren de Jong
+31 (0)15-2789476

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering Research in the Department of Process and Energy (Faculty 3mE) focuses on process and energy technology in a mechanical engineering context, meaning that a process or energy conversion is part of an apparatus. We envision that in the coming decades a transition from fossil/conventional energy conversion towards full electrification will take place in society. Our objective is to develop processes supporting this transition, by making existing processes more efficient and developing novel green technologies that use electricity as primary energy source to produce heavy transportation fuels and bulk chemicals. Continuum fluids are the common denominator, either as a process material, carrier, or solvent, or as a medium through which a transport, separation or chemical process is carried out.

The sections in the P&E Department are: Energy Technology, Large Scale Energy Storage, Intensified Reaction and Separation Systems, Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Multiphase Systems. Each section consists of several tenured/tenure-track researchers, technicians, support staff members, and PhD students/post-docs. Scientific collaborations between staff members of different sections are highly encouraged. Many research projects carried out at P&E have both an experimental and simulation/computational part. Research covers the range from full equipment scale down to the molecular scale. Researchers at the P&E Department are involved in teaching at the BSc and MSc levels within the 3mE Faculty. Due to rapid growth of the department we are looking for new permanent staff.


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