Assistant Professor in Economics (Tenure Track with education focus)

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Job description

The section Economics of Technology and Innovation (ETI) offers a tenure track position for an economist with a passion for education, to strengthen our team, and who would like to work in a vibrant and growing international academic community. The main focus of this position is on education. The position will consist of teaching (60 %), research (20%) and (education) management (20 %).

The section ETI is involved in economic courses in the two-year master programs Management of Technology (MoT), Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA), Complex Systems Engineering and Management (COSEM) and the bachelor Technische Bestuurskunde (TB) as well as in other engineering programs at Delft University of Technology. The high overall quality of these programmes is reflected by favourable student evaluations and favourable reviews by Educational Assessment Committees and the programmes have experienced considerable growth in student numbers in recent years.

We are looking for an academic economist who is passionate about teaching. The applicant is expected to:
• teach and coordinate Master and Bachelor courses related to economics.
• supervise bachelor and master students during their thesis research.
• contribute to the development of new economic courses off-line and on-line.
• perform (education) management tasks.
• perform research and publish articles in academic journals


The candidate should have:

• A PhD degree in economics
• Experience with academic teaching of economic courses
• Experience with and interest in academic research methods
• A UTQ degree (university teaching qualification) or a willingness to obtain this degree.
• Excellent command of English
• Good command of Dutch or willingness to acquire it (this is recommendable).

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. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

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 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 Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU Delft (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 and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Technology, Policy and Management

With its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy, the Faculty of TPM makes an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security.
We combine insights from the engineering sciences, the social and the humanities. We develop robust models and designs, are internationally oriented and have an extensive network with knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.

Additional information

More information on Tenure Track with an emphasis on education

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof.dr. C.P. van Beers, e-mail, dr. Aad Correlje, e-mail: or dr. Servaas Storm, email:

For information about the application procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, .


Application procedure

Please apply before November 13th 2021 via the application button and upload:

• An application/motivation letter (including a teaching and a research vision/statement)
• a complete curriculum vitae and publication list
• recent teaching evaluations (if available)
• names of two or three reference who may be contacted later in the procedure

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.
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