Principle educator

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 31 Mar 2023

Principle educator
Principle educator
Published Deadline Location
3 Mar 31 Mar Delft

Principal educator in a unique educational team in high ranked university and affiliated with departments that are well equipped to conduct world-leading research.
Job description

The Electrical Engineering Education (EEE) section was founded in 2016 to improve excellence in teaching and learning in the Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering Programme. The section consists of a group of academics, technicians and administrative staff, who specialize in teaching and coordination activities of bachelor Electrical Engineering (EE) programme. The EEE operates primarily under the Department of Microelectronics and has joint affiliation with the Department of Electrical and Sustainable Energy, and the Department of Quantum Computing and Computer Engineering.

The educators in the EEE are involved in teaching both theory and laboratory courses, as well as guiding projects to make research an integral part of the undergraduate education experience, including Honors Programme Bachelor. The content of the EE Mandatory Matching program  (mandatory for prospective students of BSc-EE) is created and delivered by the section in relation to the first-year's bachelor mentoring and coaching activities they run.

The section puts special emphasis on teaching complex technical subjects in a contextual setting, aiming to train students in real-world problem solving skills, teamwork, and reporting. The academic members of the section actively participate in activities led by TU Delft Teaching Academy and collaborate with their Facilitation Team in developing educational projects and in promoting research-based and innovative approaches in education and learning.

The EEE section strives to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all EE students and therefore collaborates with TU Delft Education & Student Affairs, the Office of Integrity, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, as well as external organizations such as VHTO (Expertisecentrum genderdiversiteit in bèta, technieken IT). The EEE educators practice an intersectional gender-diverse teaching approach and work towards building a supportive network for students by promoting initiatives such as Women+ in Engineering affinity group.

The main EE teaching lab, where students work on hands-on projects, is managed and run by the section. The EE Makerspace is founded by the educators in the EEE with the support of a TU Delft Education Fellowship. The EEE is also responsible in part for providing service education.

As part of the core teaching team of EEE, you will play an important role in the educational programme of BSc Electrical Engineering. Your tasks include:

  • Teaching duties in the EEE section (0,8 FTE):
  • main task: delivery of first-class educational experience to BSc EE students in EE lab and (project) courses;
  • coordination and/or guiding of BSc Graduation Projects;
  • contribution to other educational activities in BSc EE (e.g. Honours) ;
  • contribution to other TU Delft programmes insofar as capacity permits;
  • assessing/giving feedback on reports;
  • Carrying out research in one of the EE departments or Teaching academy (0,2 FTE).

Provide project- and lab-based teaching and some teaching in BSc courses. Spend 20% of time on research in one of the EE sections or Teaching academy.

In accordance with the equal opportunity policy of Delft University of Technology female candidates are in particular encouraged to apply.

  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


PhD in Electrical Engineering-field. You have  lecturing experience, you have a strong ambition and commitment to excellence in education and stand for an inclusive and diverse learning environment. You are able to engage in innovative learning and teaching practices. You have Basic Teaching Qualification or willing to achieve this in the short term.  Academic knowledge in the following areas is needed: analogue electronics and one or more of the following disciplines: Digital electronics (specifically Verilog/VHDL), Telecom, Electricity and Magnetism, Energy conversion.  

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

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.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here  to go to the website ofthe Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematicsand Computer Science.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Egbert Bol, head of EEE-section, email:   

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Join the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. Work on clever solutions for worldwide challenges, to change the world and make an impact. Ready to bring your energy to our research?

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before March 31, 2023, via the application button and upload:

  • Cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae, including name and contact information of three references,
  • teaching statement
  • research statement
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