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Head of the Hydraulic Engineering Department,

Delft University of Technology - Hydraulic Engineering Department,

Location: Delft - Netherlands
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 25th June 2024

As Head of the Hydraulic Engineering Department, support top engineers in groundbreaking research connecting science to real-world solutions.

Job description

As part of Delft University of Technology, Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences, the Department of Hydraulic Engineering (HE) aspires to educate tomorrow’s hydraulic engineers, stimulate the career development of academic scientists and carry out world-class research related to important societal themes such as climate change, energy transition and biodiversity loss.

The aim of this position is to provide strategic leadership to maintain the department’s internationally leading research and teaching position. Around 50% of this dual role will be dedicated to manage the daily operations.

The future head of department will define and realize the department’s ambitious strategy and vision and lead the department in all aspects. You will have responsibility for operations, safety, project portfolio management, staff and department budget and finances. In addition, you will chair the departmental MT and act as a member of the faculty MT, representing the department within the faculty and relevant external environments. You will network with leading water boards and groups, industry partners and international institutions.

Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, professional and empowers everyone in the department to develop in their individual career path. You will play a leading role in establishing and maintaining a safe work environment, embracing and propelling the diversity and inclusion culture of the university.

In parallel to managing daily operations, another 50% of your time will be dedicated to the core work of the department. According to your unique expertise and vision, this will take shape in education, research, valorisation, or a combination thereof.

Requirements

You combine the people skills required to inspire students and academic staff with the curiosity of a researcher, the integrity and decisiveness of a leader and the flexibility and networking abilities of a valorisation expert. Furthermore, you have:

  • A PhD and you are currently at least at the Associate Professor level.
  • Extensive management experience and social leadership qualities.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • A good international network related to the field.
  • An interest in education, valorisation and/or driving your own research agenda.
  • Fluency in Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

The role of Head of Department is limited to 4 years, and can be extended once at most. After serving as head of department you will integrate into the department as an associate or full professor. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Application procedure

Please apply no later than 25 June 2024 via Apply button with: 

  • a cover letter (max 2 pages) where you explain your motivation and qualifications for this leadership role.
  • a vision document (max 3 pages) describing your vision on research, education, leadership and valorisation, building on your unique expertise and interests.
  • detailed CV, including publication list.
  • contact information of at least two persons who can provide references.

Please note:

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