Full Professor of Discrete Mathematics at Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology has an opening professor position in mathematical physics. This position is available for five years. Applicants should apply as soon as possible.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty's excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

Research at the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM) centres around the analysis of mathematical models arising in science and engineering. This research is both fundamental and applied in nature, and is often inspired by technical applications. The department plays an active role in translating research results into concrete, practical applications. It maintains intensive contacts with other TU Delft departments, the major technological institutes, and the research laboratories of major companies. Within its own subject field, the department provides teaching for the Applied Mathematics BSc and MSc programmes, and is also responsible for the teaching of mathematics courses within other academic programmes at the TU Delft and within national programmes such as "MasterMath".

DIAM consists of six sections: Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis, Applied Probability, Statistics, and Optimisation. The successful candidate will join the section Optimisation.

More information about the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics can be found

The Faculty of EEMCS seeks a full Professor (1.0 FTE) in the field of Discrete Mathematics.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing courses for the mathematics program. This will be done together with the optimisation group. The chair will also contribute to MasterMath, e.g. through the mathematics cluster DIAMANT ( In cooperation with other faculties and research groups (part of) courses will also be developed for other programs. In addition, you will participate in the supervision of Applied Mathematics students during their Bachelor- and Master final projects.

You will develop and be responsible for your own research programme, acquire research funding, and supervise PhD students. You will take part in managerial tasks in the department and in the broader academic community. The successful candidate should be an internationally renowned expert in the field of Discrete Mathematics. You should also have a strong interest in education and proven teaching skills. We are looking for a candidate who has a broad network in the international research community and who is willing to and capable of acquiring research funding. An interest in collaborating with colleagues from application areas is a plus. You should be a good communicator, and should especially be capable of building and leading a group of scientific experts.

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.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. 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.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Geurt Jongbloed, phone: +31 (0)15-2785111, e-mail: or Prof. Karen Aardal, phone: +31 (0)15-2785093, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and statements on research, education, and valorisation along with a letter of application before January 15, 2019 to

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018-63


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