Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)

Principal Educator (80% lecturer and 20% researcher)

2023-06-25 (Europe/Amsterdam)
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36 - 40 hours per week

Would you like to co-create content and activities with students and embrace the magic of education? Become a principal educator (80% lecturer and 20% researcher) at TU Delft to prepare the next-gen electrical engineers.

Job description

Today’s bachelor students are expected to resolve tomorrow’s societal challenges, ranging from breakthroughs in healthcare to the energy transition. This is why, at TU Delft’s Electrical Engineering Education (EEE) team, we care deeply about education and our students. Not just in terms of teaching the basics, but helping students bridge theory, research and practice in a societal and ethical context but also on personal growth.

Lecturing theory and supervising the accompanying laboratory courses, tutoring integrated projects, you strive to implement theory and research in real-life challenges as an integral part of our education offering. You will also mentor and assess individual students. and supervise their undergraduate graduation projects. Based on your vision, you will improve, innovate current courses. You may be creating content in any relevant subject, e.g., including but not limited to quantum computing, bioelectronics and terahertz technologies. In addition, you will have an opportunity to teach mathematics and physics embedded in core engineering courses, focusing on circuit design or target technologies geared to stabilise multi-energy systems. Within the electrical engineering themes of our faculty, we offer you full flexibility to pioneer and contribute to outstanding undergraduate education, including our Honours Programme.

You will join our diverse team of educators who share a heart for education, striving for excellence and creating ethical awareness among our students. At EEE we foster an inclusive, safe, collaborative and supportive environment. We all bring our authentic selves to work and share knowledge and experiences. The position also provides an opportunity to use an average of 20% of your time to conduct research in one of the EE-sections or the TU Delft’s Teaching Academy, our lecturers’ community geared to strengthening engineering education across faculty boundaries. If you wish to disseminate knowledge at conferences, we encourage you to do so.

Learn more about EEE and the Teaching Academy.


  • You hold a PhD in Electrical Engineering (or closely related technical field).
  • You have in-depth knowledge of one or more of these disciplines: analogue electronics, digital electronics (specifically Verilog or VHDL), telecom, electricity and magnetism, and/or energy conversion.
  • You hold the Basic Teaching Qualification or are willing to obtain the qualification in the first three years of your employment.
  • You have experience of lecturing and are committed to driving excellence in education, embracing innovative learning and teaching practices.
  • You care about actively creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and diverse learning environment. Do share your ideas in your diversity/inclusion statement!
  • You enjoy mentoring and teaching students. Harnessing your communication skills, you know how to connect and interact with your students and colleagues alike.
  • You have a good command of English and if you’re not yet proficient in Dutch, you are willing to learn the language.

Conditions of employment

  • A salary based on scale 11 (€ 3.974 - € 5.439) of the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website ofthe Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematicsand Computer Science.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Egbert Bol via or Ilke Ercan via  

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 25 June 2023, via the application form on our website and upload:

  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae, including name and contact information of three references.
  • Teaching statement.
  • Research statement.
  • Diversity/inclusion statement.

Finalists may be asked for additional materials.

Please note:

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Please do not contact us for unsolicited services

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Principal Educator (80% lecturer and 20% researcher)
Mekelweg 5 Delft, Nederland
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2023-06-25 23:59 (CET)
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