Jobs for a growing European quantum ecosystem

A joint initiative by France and the Netherlands

Assistant and Associate Professors in Quantum Circuits, Architectures and Technology

TU Delft

TU Delft

Delft, Netherlands
USD per year
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022


Quantum computing will enable breakthroughs in societal issues ranging from climate change to developing new materials and drugs at the molecular level, but current quantum computing engines are too small and need to be scaled up for such applications. Working at the forefront of research on scalable quantum computing engines at TU Delft, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team covering the fabrication and operation of qubits, electronic (cryo-CMOS) circuit design, micro-architecture, programming models, compilers, and simulator platforms.

We have various openings for assistant and associate professors. Based on your vision and interests, you may focus on any of the wide range of our research roadmap’s topics. To attract funding for your research, you’ll build your network of industrial and public partners. You’ll also be teaching Bachelor and Master students in quantum and non-quantum computing and supervising Master and PhD students. In addition, you’ll play an active role in our faculty’s committees and the scientific community.

At the Quantum & Computer Engineering department, you will join our 100-strong cohesive team of highly motivated professors and students. Ours is a supportive, internationally diverse and inclusive environment, where you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere. Being used to growing talent, we’ll give you all the training and coaching you need to evolve in your position. You’ll be working closely with your colleagues and the researchers of our partner QuTech. Our common drive? To invent, design, prototype and demonstrate the potential of disruptive computing accelerators using the unique features of emerging devices, such as qubits, memristors, spintronics and graphene


You thrive on conducting groundbreaking research and taking the lead in the field of quantum computing engines in the academic world. Leveraging your communication and networking skills, you’ll connect with colleagues and partners, helping us make our faculty and department stronger. And you enjoy teaching, coaching and interacting with students.

You also have:

  • A PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related subject.
  • A research background and keen interest in quantum computing and other emerging computing platforms, such as, but not limited to, quantum compilers, simulators and architectures, computing paradigms and accelerators, energy-efficient computing, and electronic circuit design.
  • An excellent command of English.

If you feel this role would be a perfect match, but you cannot as yet tick all the boxes, we’d still really like to get to know you, as you can learn and grow on the job!


Fixed-term contract: 6 years.

The vacancies are at the level of assistant professor (Tenure track) or associate professor, depending on background, experience and leadership(potential).

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Besides the salary you also receive an annual holiday payment of 8% and an end of year bonus payment of 8.3%. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. You can find more information here.

  • Salary scale 11-12: €3.974,-- to € 6.181,-- per month gross (assistant professor position)
  • Salary scale 13-14: € 5.506,-- to € 7.362,-- per month gross (associate professor position)

We offer a competitive starting package that matches to the seniority resource requirements of the candidate, and also offer access to world-class infrastructure and administrative support in one of the top Engineering and Technology Universities in the world.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, 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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.


If you would like more information about this role, please contact Dr Fabio Sebastiano, Section Leader Quantum Circuits, Architectures and Technology by e-mail or phone: +31 15 278 33 42.

If you would like more information about the selection procedure, please contact Marjolein van der Heijden, HR advisor.