Thursday, 18 August 2016

Vacancy Lecturer/Researcher in Flight Performance & Propulsion

This new position within the FPP section focuses on supporting current staff with their educational tasks: lecturing in the BSc and MSc programmes, preparation and delivery of computer labs and in-class tutorials, assessments of exams and assignments, and coaching of teams of BSc students in their final Bachelor project. The candidate is not expected to develop new courses, although she/he can contribute to the extension and updating of existing course material.
A major task for the candidate is the daily supervision of Master students in their final thesis project. This includes the definition of the research topics, which must be aligned with the section’s portfolio and defined in agreement with the section head and/or existing scientific staff. The candidate is expected to exploit the large number of high quality MSc students to initiate and manage a broad research programme in line with her/his professional interests and coherent with the FPP research agenda.
Publication of the results generated within the thesis projects will be encouraged and supported but it is not considered a main task for this position.
Acquisition of external funds for research is outside the scope of this position, although the candidate is expected to strengthen the existing collaboration with industrial partners through cooperative research with MSc students.


Applicants should have the following qualifications:
• Solid background in aerospace engineering.
• Knowledge and experience in the field of applied aerodynamics, flight mechanics, aircraft design and advanced design methodologies such as (multidisciplinary design) optimisation.
• Proven record of simultaneous supervision of large numbers of MSc students in their final research project.
• Ability to define well-structured MSc assignments of high academic relevance and support their timely and successful completion.
• Ability to challenge students with a high level of knowledge and the ambition to deliver high quality, publication-worthy results.
• Ambition to develop further collaborations with industry, based on MSc (contract) research.
• Excellent scientific communication skills.


The succesful candidate will receive an initial contract for 1 year which will be extended to 3 years after evaluation of the first year's activities. Further prospects can be negotiated. The salary per month for a lecturer is based on scale 10 of the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities and depends on experience and qualifications (
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 its teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. G. La Rocca, phone: +31 (0)15-2785384, e-mail:   
To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 31 August 2016 to Mrs. Jeannette de Jong,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number LR16-21.
Dienstverband: Temporary, 1 year with prospect of extension to 3 years


Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.


Aerospace Engineering
The Department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Flight Performance and Propulsion (AWEP) is one of four departments composing the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Fundamental research is performed in the Aerodynamics section. Aircraft design, propulsion systems and their integration are the main topics in the FPP section. Wind energy systems, from small wind turbines to large, offshore installations, are the research objective in the Wind Energy section. The department operates comprehensive laboratories, equipped with modern wind tunnels and state-of-the-art measurement systems.

The Flight Performance and Propulsion (FPP) section focuses on fundamental and applied research in the field of aircraft design, propulsion systems and their integration. Tools and methodology development for aircraft design is combined with system analysis and design in the area of high lift systems, open rotor propulsion, propulsion system analysis and design, and flight mechanics of unconventional aircraft. The approach is to work on system (complete aircraft) and subsystem design and analysis, in which use is made of state-of-the art, multidisciplinary design and optimisation software. Experimental research is performed in the Faculty wind tunnels on special topics like propulsion integration. Recently, work has been initiated in the field of scaled flight testing.

Additionele informatie

G. La Rocca
+31 (0)15-2785384

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