Professor Position: Hydrology & Water Resources, Netherlands

TU Delft University
Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 1 November 2017

Professor Position: Hydrology & Water Resources

Department/faculty: Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Level: PhD degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: Tenured
Salary: €5334 to €7766 per month gross

Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) provides leading international research and education, with innovation and sustainability as central themes. Research and education are closely interwoven and address societal challenges. The Faculty consists of the departments of Transport and Planning, Structural Engineering, Geoscience and Engineering, Water Management, Hydraulic Engineering, and Geoscience and Remote Sensing.


The Department of Water Management focuses on quantitative and qualitative aspects of fresh and salt/brackish water systems and related user functions, such as building, drinking water, wastewater and agriculture. Delft is a global centre for hydrological research and education, resulting from the necessity of excellent water management in the Netherlands. Within Delft, we cooperate closely with Deltares, UNESCO-IHE, and consulting firms.


The Water Resources Engineering section has an excellent international research reputation and is very well embedded in both the national and international research community and networks such as IAHS, AGU, and EGU. A significant part of the research is done in strong collaboration with national and international research institutes and industry. There is active interaction and cooperation with other relevant disciplines, particularly in the areas of new observation techniques (satellites, in situ, citizen science) and advanced mathematical techniques, such as data assimilation.

Professor Position: Job description

We will hire a full-time (1.0 FTE) Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources (or an Assistant/Associate Professor with the capacity to develop into a full Professor in several years) in the section of Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology. The main selection criterion is the scientific quality of the candidate, as witnessed through peer-reviewed publications, externally funded research projects, teaching excellence, and leadership. We would like to encourage candidates from a broad range of perspectives on water resources engineering to apply. Collaboration is highly valued, as can be seen in the track record of the current team and its strong national and international network. Delft University of Technology is world renowned for its water resources research, and the position is seen as strategic for staying at a top level globally. The position includes significant recurring resources to support the team. The university provides extensive support for grant acquisition and commits significant resources to translating the faculty’s discoveries into real-world implementation. Teaching tasks are moderate, allowing for meaningful interactions with the students. Teaching and research are closely intertwined.

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The successful candidate has a PhD in Hydrology, Water Resources, or a closely related field, and has broad experience in the field of water resources and hydrology, preferably including experience with different geographic settings. The candidate has an excellent track record in scientific publications and in acquisition and management of externally funded research projects. In addition, he or she has a clear vision on future developments in research in the field. The candidate has excellent teaching qualities and a strong interest in teaching the next generation. The ability to communicate fluently in English and the willingness to learn Dutch within the first three years are required.

Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers an attractive, customisable compensation and benefits package, including 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 day care, before- and after-school care 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. Nick van de Giesen, phone: +31 (0)15-2787180, e-mail: N.C.vandegiesen@tudelft.n. To apply, please send a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae that explicitly states your educational record, recent major achievements, programming skills, list of publications, industrial experience (if any), and the names of three persons who could be contacted for a reference. Please e-mail your application by 1 November 2017 to drs. M. Jonker,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG17-21.

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