Lecturer Astrodynamics and Space missions

At the Section Astrodynamics and Space missions we are offering a position for a Lecturer to support the demand for education from a growing number of students and to further develop our educational portfolio. The lecturer will be responsible for the execution of selected educational activities in the BSc and MSc program. An integral part of the task is to supervise MSc students in their literature studies and master theses work. We are seeking candidates that have a good knowledge and understanding of at least one of the following domains in astrodynamics and space missions: definition and design of new space missions (Earth-bound and/or solar system), satellite trajectories, space situational awareness and/or space debris.

You must have an MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or Physics, preferably with a focus on Spaceflight and proven educational experience, preferably at university level. You are enthousiastic about teaching and you can inspire students. You are known for the excellent quality of your work. You are eager to learn more about our educational system and are willing to contribute to develop that further. Your educational experience will stem from responsible educational activities in the BSc and/or MSc program. You are in possion of an educational qualification. You have the necessary academic skills and knowledge to be able to supervise MSc students in their master theses work. It is not required that you hold a PhD degree. You are a well-organised, goal-oriented, accurate and open-minded team player. Excellent communication skills are expected. A good command of spoken and written English is required.

contract: 2 years.

2 years contract with subsequent prospect of a permanent appointment in case of meeting all function requirements.

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. 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.

Technische Universiteit Delft

Delft University of Technology (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. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world's largest faculties devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. In the Netherlands it is the only research and education institute directly related to the aerospace engineering sector. It covers the whole spectrum of aerospace engineering subjects. In aeronautics, the faculty covers subjects ranging from aerodynamics and flight propulsion to structures and materials and from control and simulation to air transport and operations. In astronautics, topics include astrodynamics, space missions and space systems engineering. The faculty has around 2,500 BSc and MSc students, more than 200 PhD candidates and 25 full professors supported by scientific staff.

The faculty’s mission is to be the best aerospace engineering faculty in the world that inspires students, staff and society with ambitious research and modern education of the highest quality for the future of aerospace. The working atmosphere at the faculty is friendly, open-minded and dedicated. 

For information about this vacancy, you can contact P.N.A.M. Visser, Chair of Astrodynamics and Space Missions, email: p.n.a.m.visser@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 (0)15-2782595.


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