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Tenure Track Position in Software Engineering

The TU Delft Software Engineering Research Group SERG has an opening for a Assistant or Associate Professor in Software Engineering. Prospective candidates are invited to apply before December 13, 2012.

About the Software Engineering Research Group

The SCT Software Engineering Section (SERG, conducts research in the areas of software evolution and software language engineering. The section employs over 25 people, including academic staff, around 15 PhD students, and several postdoctoral researchers.

The section is an internationally leading research group in software engineering, and active in such areas as software architecture, software testing, model-driven engineering, software evolution, and domain-specific languages. The group is responsible for programming and software engineering education at the bachelor and masters levels in the TU Delft Computer Science curriculum.


We are seeking to strengthen our group with an ambitious and enthusiastic associate or assistant professor. Responsibilities for the candidate include:

  • Conducting high impact research in the area of software engineering
  • Supervising PhD students, helping them to become top researchers in software engineering
  • Teaching courses on software engineering topics at the bachelor as well as the masters level in the TU Delft Computer Science curriculum
  • Supervising master students in their graduation projects
  • Acquiring and managing externally funded research projects in software engineering
  • Collaborating with industry to ensure that the group's research results have a lasting impact in software development practice
  • Strengthening the contacts between the group and industry as well as other international academic institutions
  • Taking responsibility for management and committee work within the section and the department


Requirements for the candidate include:

  • PhD in computer science or equivalent
  • Strong track record in software engineering research, as evidenced by refereed publications in the strongest journals and conference proceedings.
  • Experience in supervising PhD students
  • Experience in developing and teaching academic courses
  • International visibility, and substantial international network of contacts with industry and academia
  • Good communicator, strong social skills, team player.

The Position

The position will be offered as part of the TU Delft tenure track programme.

Candidates aiming at the assistant as well as at the associate level are welcome to apply. Associate level candidates are required to bring in substantially more experience, and the ambition to contribute substantially to the group and the faculty's international leadership.

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home (with a contract of two years or longer), and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). 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.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in the position should submit a letter, CV, as well as a research statement and teachting statement. We recommend candidates to send their application as soon as possible, but no later than December 13, 2012.

Applications can be sent electronically to Ms. A.C.M. Hoek,, Human Resources department, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, TU Delft, The Netherlands. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2012-SCT-SE-034.

For more information on the group, our projects and publications, the current team members, and the software tools we build, have a look at our web site: Additional information can be provided by prof. dr. A. van Deursen,, email Arie.vanDeursen[AT]

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