Unique Fellowship for Top Female Academic Scientists – Aerospace Engineering

Updated: 23 days ago
Deadline: 15 Jan 2023

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.

TU Delft Technology Fellowship
The Delft Technology Fellowship offers high-profile, tenure-track 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 here .

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. 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 proficiency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English proficiency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Fixed-term contract: 6 years with evaluation for permanent employment after max 5 years.

Conditions of employment
A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment.
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 proficiency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English proficiency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

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

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and the Dual career programme to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

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 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 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 more information about the Delft Technology Fellowship, please visit the website .

For questions about the selection procedure, please contact Evelien Bijl (E.M.E.Bijl@tudelft.nl ).

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.


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.

TU Delft Technology Fellowship
The Delft Technology Fellowship offers high-profile, tenure-track 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 here .

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. 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 proficiency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English proficiency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Fixed-term contract: 6 years with evaluation for permanent employment after max 5 years.

Conditions of employment
A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment.
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 proficiency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English proficiency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

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

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and the Dual career programme to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

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 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 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 more information about the Delft Technology Fellowship, please visit the website .

For questions about the selection procedure, please contact Evelien Bijl (E.M.E.Bijl@tudelft.nl ).

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.


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