Assistant/Associate Professor Mathematics (emphasis on education)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 18 Jan 2021

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science attaches great importance to excellent education and wants to give this a strong impulse by offering an interesting and challenging academic career to scientists with a passion for education.

  • As an assistant/associate professor with emphasis on education, you will primarily play a role in the faculty's educational process and be active in scientific research. You will initiate and contribute to educational innovation that enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of education and its impact on students, lecturers and society.
  • In your teaching, you emphasise the links to societal and technological developments and to current scientific research. You are enthusiastic about the latest didactic insights and evidence-based teaching methods. You make well-considered use of these findings in organising your teaching and you test the effectiveness of the innovations introduced with the aid of data.
  • You contribute to a collaborative educational culture and an inspiring student-teacher community. You value direct contact with students and are accessible to them. You guide and coach colleagues in their development into good teachers and educational developers. You promote a supportive and inclusive culture for every student and colleague. You make connections between different subjects and with different teachers within the curriculum. You take a leading role in the (re)design of education and assessment.
  • In addition to your teaching duties, you will actively participate in research within Mathematics. You will participate in current research projects (possibly in cooperation with other universities or industry), (co-)supervise PhD, master and bachelor students in their research, publish or contribute to publications in leading journals and conference proceedings in your field, and acquire new projects. You are not expected to set up your own line of research or to acquire funding for it.

In this position, the emphasis is on providing, renewing and developing high-quality, cutting-edge education within Mathematics. Depending on your background and experience, you will be responsible for teaching some parts of the Mathematics curriculum, which is provided by the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM). You are invited to take a look where you would fit best.

At DIAM we teach the Applied Mathematics BSc and MSc programmes, as well as mathematics courses within other programmes at TU Delft, and national programmes such as “MasterMath”. Together with other (international) universities, we have also initiated the international joint Master’s programme COSSE (Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering). The department is also very active in innovating mathematics education (PRIME). Moreover, it also runs various MOOCs, among which Pre-University Calculus.

We value the great atmosphere at our institute and pride ourselves on our sense of community and the spirit of “getting things done together”, which we combine with mutual appreciation for individual success.

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