Assistant Professor Safety Science

Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Delft, Netherlands
  • Education
  • English,Dutch
  • N/A
  • 15 days ago
  • Delft, Netherlands
  • Permanent-Full time
  • Other
  • Education
  • English,Dutch
  • N/A
  • 15 days ago

Permanent-Full time

Job Description

Job description
The Safety Science section is looking for an assistant professor in Safety Science. In this position you will make an important contribution to the research, teaching, evaluation and (further) development of safety science at TU Delft. In particular, your focus will be on the research of human and organizational factors contributing to safety performance.
The ultimate aim is to develop, test and measure the effect of practical, feasible, attractive and self-sustainable interventions aimed at establishing a just culture / improving psychological safety and link it to performance indicators. As such the research is part of fundamental research to improve the body of knowledge of safety science in healthcare and other domains.
You should look for opportunities to learn from dealing with these factors in other domains, to cooperate with industries and to enable a more comprehensive socio-technical quantitative risk assessment development. 
You are willing to work in a multidisciplinary environment and have proven experience in providing and developing education and guidance for Bachelor and Master students. In particular you will supervise two colleagues within the center: a newly recruited researcher on organizational learning, as well as a newly recruited PhD candidate safety management.
A Tenure Track, a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or full Professor, offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognized academic. We offer a structured career and personal development program designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development program, please click here . 

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:
A PhD in social sciences on a safety scientific - or risk management related theme;
Verifiable affinity with empirical studies, quantitative modeling, and ethics of technology with an affinity to work in organizational settings;
Excellent organizational skills;
Experience in providing safety education to students from other disciplines;
Preferably experience in coordinating educational activities;
Preferably in possession of 'University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or comparable qualification;
Excellent skills of the Dutch and English language (oral and written);
Flexibility and willingness to work in a team.
Conditions of employment
At the start of the tenure track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. The intended starting date is December 1, 2020. 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. The contract may be terminated in case the external funding of the center would end before 12/1/2022.
TU Delft offers a customizable 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 Center offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (min. € 3,746 max. € 5,127 gross per month based on a full-time basis).
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.  

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. Ash cre ators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotechnology, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct ). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.
Challenge. Change. Impact! 
Faculty Technology, Policy and Management
With its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy, the Faculty of TPM makes an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalization, water management and (cyber) security.
We combine insights from the engineering sciences, the social and the humanities. We develop robust models and designs, are internationally oriented and have an extensive network with knowledge institutions, companies, social organizations and governments.
Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.

Additional information
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof.dr. Jop Groeneweg, Professor, email: .

Application procedure
To apply, send an e-mail with an extensive CV and information about your teaching and research experience and contact details of three references, together with a letter no later than 31 December 2020 to mentioning the vacancy number TUD00516 . A trial lecture is part of the selection procedure.
A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

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