Industrial Design Engineering
The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering is world-leading in design education and research, integrating design knowledge about people, technology and business into solutions that are desirable, feasible and viable. The Faculty consists of 25 full Professors, 120 faculty members, 120 PhD students and about 2000 Bachelor and Master students. At IDE we believe that by creating insights into people and society, and by developing foresights on how technology can improve our future, we enable designers to be inspirational yet realistic leaders that can move the needle towards a better future.
The Department of Design Engineering aims at exploring and disseminating new research knowledge to the international scientific community as well as to its educational programmes at the bachelor, master and PhD levels. The focus is on incorporating new developments in advanced materials, novel manufacturing technologies, and hardware, software and cyberware technologies into products and services. Integration of expertise domains such as emerging materials, advanced mechatronics, Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, and digital manufacturing with sustainability and circular economy considerations raises complexities that are addressed with respect to both systems and processes.
The Assistant Professor position will be a member of the 'Internet of Things' research group which focuses on foundational methods and technologies for the design, development, and evaluation of data-intensive, context-aware products and services that use rich Internet of Things data to perceive, model, and adapt to their environment and users. This encompasses both technological innovation in Internet of Things systems and platforms as well as methodological innovations in data-intensive design applied to domains such as health, sports, transport, energy, and smart cities.
Tenure-Track Professor of Internet of Things & Data-Intensive Design
Faculty/department: Industrial Design Engineering
Level: PhD degree
Maximum employment: Maximum of 38 hours per week (1 FTE)
Duration of contract: Tenure track
Salary scale: €3475 to €5405 per month gross
We are looking for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Internet of Things and Data-Intensive Design. The Assistant Professor will foster education and research in applying data-intensive technologies in industrial design by creatively fusing methods from data science, computer science, and user-centred design, with a particular focus on the Internet of Things. The focus of this position is the conception and realisation of advanced tools, systems and platforms to support the design, development, and real-world evaluation of next-generation intelligent products and services. Teaching activities are required at the undergraduate and graduate levels, primarily in the English language; a strong commitment to excellence is expected.
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 www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack.
The candidate should:
• hold a PhD degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Design Engineering, Design or a related field.
• have a strong background in Internet of Things and/or data technologies, and in experimental research methods coupled with practical software development.
• have a solid scientific track record and an international network of contacts.
• have demonstrated experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration, preferably at the intersection of technology and design.
• have experience in the development and teaching of BSc and MSc courses; however, beginning teachers may also apply.
• have a good command of English and good communication skills.
Conditions of employment
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.
Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Gerd Kortuem, phone: +31 (0)6-87197401, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please send a detailed CV including a publication list, at least three international references, a research statement, a vision on teaching, and a copy of five key publications along with a letter of application. Screening of applications will begin in November 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is as soon as possible.
Please e-mail your application to Sara Bedin, S.Bedin@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number AT/IO-0747.
Prof. Gerd Kortuem
2628 CD Delft (Niederlande)