Assistant Professor of Space Systems – Netherlands

Applications are invited for Full-time Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Space Systems (Laser Communication) at the Department of Space Engineering, TU Delft, Netherlands.


The Assistant Professor will be able to develop existing research further and to bring in new topics within Space-borne Laser Communication which have a clear societal relevance and offer attractive valorisation opportunities. This includes but is not limited to, for example, miniaturization of laser communication terminals, multi-beaming, adaptive optics, optomechanical optimization, high precision pointing, as well as acquisition and tracking.

The research will allow us to strengthen and extend relationships with industry, knowledge institutes and agencies. The quality of research will be competitive on the level of European research programmes. In addition to research, the position comprises an equal amount of education, including teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising MSc and PhD students. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and professional experience.


Successful applicant will receive the following benefits:

  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3746 – € 5127)
  • 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
  • The potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future
  • A customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged


To be eligible for Assistant Professor of Space Systems, applicants must:

  • Have a proven background in space engineering demonstrated by a PhD degree in Aerospace, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or Physics
  • Have a publication record that demonstrates their research in the field of Space-borne Laser Communication
  • Have an outstanding research record as demonstrated by excellent publications
  • Have the affinity with the engineering of real space systems
  • Have the capability to high-quality teaching at university level
  • Have the ability to initiate and direct research projects demonstrated by obtained external funding and supervised students
  • Have excellent communication and soft skills
  • Are open-minded team players
  • Have an international profile with an active international network of scientific contacts


Application for Assistant Professor of Space Systems require to submit:

  • a motivation letter
  • a detailed Curriculum Vitae with publication list
  • research statement
  • education statement
  • two reference letters

When applying, please refer to vacancy number TUD00323.   

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

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Institute Name: Delft University of Technology
Country: Netherlands
Last Date: September 30, 2020
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