Lecturer Space Systems Engineering

Updated: 25 days ago
Deadline: 23 Jun 2024

Challenge: Contributing to high-quality education of Aerospace Engineering

Change: Strengthening educational capacity of Space Engineering

Impact: Providing capable new Aerospace Engineers to society

Society and industry are asking for highly qualified new engineers with an appreciation for the ever-increasing complexity of Systems. At the Section of Space Systems Engineering, we are educating Aerospace Bachelor and Master students to become responsible capable, and innovative engineers and leaders of the future. To this end, the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering maintains and develops state-of-the-art Bachelor and Master programs of Aerospace Engineering. Ranging from large classes of students to small project teams, various educational formats are applied to align learning objectives, methods and evaluation. These include advanced environments such as the Concurrent Design Laboratory to allow interdisciplinary design for complex projects.

In this environment, you will support educational activities such as teaching and evaluation predominantly in the Bachelor program. You can also be involved in the multi-faculty, multi-university Minor program "Space Missions". You will help to organise educational activities and communicate to students. You will closely work with other scientific staff, involved in education. If relevant, you can follow modules of the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) program.

Your home base will be the internationally diverse team of, more than 20 academic staff and PhD students in the section of Space Engineering Systems. We share an ambition to be the best in the world of miniaturised and distributed space systems. State-of-the-art research facilities, including a cleanroom, a laser communication lab and our brand new Guidance, Navigation and Control lab, all allowing usage for educational purposes, are available. Fostering an open and friendly culture, we encourage easy and straight forward communication. You will get all the support you need to execute your tasks.

  • You have a MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering.
  • You are motivated to contribute to education of Bachelor and Master students.
  • You have the capability to contribute to high-quality teaching.
  • You have a good command of spoken and written English, as you’ll be working in an internationally diverse community.

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

The contract duration can potentially be extended by 12 months.

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 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.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service addresses the needs of new international employees and those of their partners and families. The Coming to Delft Service offers personalised assistance during the preparation of the relocation, finding housing and schools for children (if applicable). In addition, a Dual Career Programme for partners is offered. The Coming to Delft Service will do their best to help you settle in the Netherlands.

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!

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 270 PhD candidates and close to 3000 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond. 

Click here  to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.

For information about the application procedure, please contact Mr. J Bouwmeester,  - email: [email protected] or by phone:  (+)31-15-2784615.

Are you our new Lecturer for Space Systems Engineering? Please apply no later than 23 June 2024 via the application button and upload the following:

  • A cover letter (please clearly indicate how your motivation and interest/experience is linked with and complement the aforementioned job description),
  • A detailed CV (including possible contributions to education),
  • Other information that might be relevant to your application.

Interviews will be held on 3 July 2024, please provisionally block these in your agenda. 

Please note:

  • A pre-employment screening will be part of the selection process.
  • In addition, you will be required to apply for an exemption from the knowledge embargo for specific research and educational areas. Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

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