Assistant professor Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Modelling of River Systems (tenure track)
Delft University of Technology, Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Assistant professor Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Modelling of River Systems (tenure track)


Department/faculty: Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences 

Level: Doctorate 

Working hours: 36-40 hours weekly 

Contract: Tenure 

Salary: 3637 - 5656 euros monthly (full-time basis)


Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences


The Department of Hydraulic Engineering consists of the following sections: Coastal Engineering; Offshore Engineering; Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk; and Rivers, Ports and Waterways, and Dredging Engineering (RPWDE). The assistant professor will be working in the Rivers research group of RPWDE. The main research themes of the Rivers group are the prediction of fluvial morphodynamic change and fluvial hydraulics, and the interaction between flow and vegetation. Key components of our research are analytical and numerical modelling, laboratory experiments, and analysis of field data.

The faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology and delta technology. The research covers global social issues and is closely connected to education as well as the work of a wide range of knowledge institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to realise these goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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Job description


Would you like to become our new Assistant Professor Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Modelling of River Systems? 


Interactions between hydraulics, morphodynamics, and ecology affect stakeholder needs such as flood safety, navigation, ecosystem services and possibilities for nature restoration in floodplains, stability of structures, and freshwater supply. The focus of your research is on analytical and numerical modelling of these interactions. You use field data and laboratory experiments to create insight on these interactions and to validate your models. You have expertise in benefitting from natural fluvial processes or nature-based solutions, particularly in the context of increased pressures induced by urbanisation and climate change. 


You will conduct internationally leading research in the field of hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of engineered and natural river systems. You will (co-)supervise PhD and MSc students and assist them in disseminating research outcomes effectively through international, leading journals and conferences. The candidate initiates new research and is able to acquire funding for these projects through cooperation with the private sector, government and through EU or national (NWO) grants. Besides this, you will contribute to education on both BSc and MSc levels. You will also take part in management activities of the department or faculty, for instance, educational boards.




You as a succesfull candidate hold a PhD degree in Civil Engineering, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics. You pursue an academic career. You are capable of delivering high quality research as evidenced in the publication record. You like to set up your own research line and build your own research group while maintaining close links with other research areas. As our future colleague you have experience within the academic environment and are aware of inclusiveness values. Through your personality, you are able to cooperate effectively with peers, students, and stakeholders.




    • You like to work in a team, like to work in a cooperative and amicable environment and possess good organisation and communication skills.


    • You must be proficient in spoken and written English. International applicants are encouraged to acquire knowledge of Dutch.



Conditions of employment


At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leader and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive a start-up package and 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 and parttime employment is possible. 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. 


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 do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this. 


Information and application


For more information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof dr ir Wim Uijttewaal or Dr ir Astrid Blom, part of the Rivers reseach group via e-mail or To apply, please send a detailed CV, along with a short letter of motivation and personal research and teaching statement (max 3 pages), as well as contact information of two persons who can provide references, a publication list, an abstract of your MSc and PhD thesis and two selected publications, compiled into a single pdf file named lastname_firstname_CiTG19.35.pdf by 1st of September to When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CiTG19.35.

If your MSc diploma and transcript are not in Dutch, English, French or German and you will be the selected candidate, the TU Delft will ask you to deliver a certified translation in case you will be appointed.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.

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