Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Department of Imaging Physics

Research / Academic

The Department of Imaging Physics at TU Delft invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) faculty position. Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent research line in an emerging area of imaging physics that adds synergistically to our current research portfolio. We are especifically interested in candidates that want to create a program in photonics and/or optical instrumentation. This can include, for instance, very low light or low signal-to-noise levels, or spatial confinement and application in metamaterial based instruments, the use of coherence in for example interferometric approaches, or polarimetric approaches in imaging. Candidates that can bring together fundamental work in optics with a specific area of application are particularly welcome.

Research in the department is aimed at developing novel instrumentation and methodology to push existing boundaries in imaging science and sensing. Also, we advance the fundamental understanding of waves and particles, their interaction with molecules and materials, and the analysis of the signals generated during interaction. Our work has clear societal impact in the areas of life sciences, healthcare, and industry. We are eager to further expand in areas of fundamental as well as applied imaging that would complement and strengthen our research efforts (

We offer starting faculty a competitive start-up package. A Tenure Track offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or full Professor.


We seek principal investigators with an outstanding scientific track record, researchers with a creative and collaborative mentality who appreciate scientific and engineering challenges in imaging physics and who, through their research, management skills, and teaching qualities can inspire co-workers and students alike. Successful candidates are expected to establish a strong, externally funded research program and to be committed to excellence in teaching at undergraduate (Dutch or English) as well as graduate level (English). Candidates are expected to be competitive in attracting personal (amongst others ERC funded) grants. Applicants should hold a PhD in experimental or computational physics with additional experience in a postdoctoral or industrial position. Dutch language skills are not required. We especially welcome applications from female scientists.

Salary Benefits:

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leaders and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

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 (€ 3637 - 4978 per month gross depending on experience).

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.

Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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