Assistant / Associate Professor in Programming Languages

The TU Delft Department of Software Technology has an open position for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Programming Languages.

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Deadline for applications: 1 September 2019

Code: EWI2019-11

Job Description

We are seeking to strengthen the Programming Languages research group with an ambitious and enthusiastic assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the research portfolio of the Programming Languages research group and is encouraged to develop their own research line in a viable and promising subfield of programming languages. We welcome applications from candidates in all subfields of programming languages, but we are particularly interested in the following topics: static and dynamic program analysis, incremental computation, program synthesis, programming systems (e.g. virtual machines and run-time systems), and, probabilistic programming (e.g. programming languages for AI and AI for programming languages). Responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Conducting high impact research in the area of programming languages
  • Supervising PhD students and helping them to become top researchers in programming languages
  • Teaching courses on programming and programming languages topics at the bachelor and master’s level in the TU Delft Computer Science curriculum - Supervising bachelor and master’s students in their graduation projects
  • Acquiring and managing externally funded research projects in programming languages
  • 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


Applicants must have a PhD degree in the broad field of programming languages, a proven track record of research excellence, the ambition to strengthen and expand the research and teaching of the programming languages research group, a team player mentality, and good communication and social skills. Preferably, the successful candidate has experience in teaching at university level.

The Position

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. 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.

The Organization

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. Offering an international working environment, the faculty has more than 1100 employees (including about 500 PhD students) and more than 3000 bachelor’s and master’s students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of electrical sustainable energy, microelectronics, intelligent systems, software technology, and applied mathematics.

The Software Technology (ST) Department is one of the leading Dutch departments in research and academic education in computer science, employing over 150 people. The ST Department is responsible for a large part of the curriculum of the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in Computer Science as well as the master’s programme Embedded Systems. The inspiration for its research topics is largely derived from technical ICT problems in industry and society related to large-scale distributed processing, embedded systems, programming productivity, and web-based information analysis.

The Programming Languages Research Group is an internationally leading research group in programming languages, and active in areas such as language engineering, language design, domain-specific languages, software verification, and program logics. The section employs over 15 people, including academic staff, around 10 PhD students, and two postdoctoral researchers. The group is responsible for programming and programming languages education at the bachelor and master’s levels in the TU Delft Computer Science curriculum.

Additional Information

For more information about this position, please contact Eelco Visser, Full Professor, phone: +31 (0)15-2787362, e-mail:

To apply, please e-mail an application letter, a detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references by 1 September 2019 to C.A. Reijenga,

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2019.11.