Two Assistant / Associate Professors in Programming Languages

These positions have been filled. Do get in touch if you are interested in an assistant professor position; we may have more opportunities.

The TU Delft Department of Software Technology has open positions for two Assistant or Associate Professors in Programming Languages.

Deadline for applications: July 15, 2020

Starting date of position from September 1, 2020.

This ad also appears on academic transfer.

Code: TUD00153

Job Description

We are seeking to strengthen the Delft Programming Languages research group with two ambitious and enthusiastic assistant or associate professors. The successful candidates are expected to contribute significantly to the research portfolio of the Programming Languages research group and are 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: language engineering, compilers, programming systems, software verification, type systems, program analysis, program synthesis, programming languages for security, probabilistic programming, programming languages for AI, 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

For candidates at the Assistant Professor level we offer an initial temporary position with the prospect of a permanent contract. The duration of the temporary position is depending on (academic) experience. At the start of your employment, section leader, department leader and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills as part of a development plan. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and during a formal evaluation after a maximum of 2.5 years. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively, you will be employed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

For candidates at the Associate Professor level we offer an initial temporary position with the prospect of a permanent contract. The duration of the temporary position is a maximum of 1 year. After a positive performance assessment, you will be employed in a permanent Associate Professor position.

The salary range for an Assistant Professor position is 3.637 – 5.656 euro gross per month. The salary range for an Associate Professor position is 5.039 – 6.738 euro gross per month. Starting salary for Assistant and Associate Professor is based on level of knowledge and (postdoctoral) experience.

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.

Each position comes with a start-up package including funding for research travel and a four year PhD student position.

The Organization

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, type systems, software verification, and program logics. The group is growing to five full-time faculty positions. The group is responsible for programming and programming languages education at the bachelor and master’s levels in the TU Delft Computer Science curriculum.

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 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.

Additional Information

For more information about the Delft PL group see For more information about the position and the selection procedure, contact Prof. Dr. Eelco Visser (,

To apply for the position send an email including application letter, research statement, teaching statement, and CV to including in the subject the position code “TUD00153”. Arrange for at least three reference letters to be sent to the same address. Applications for which no reference letters have been received will not be taken into consideration.