Assistant-professor 3D city modelling for urban applications (tenure track)

Description of the position

We are recruiting an assistant-professor to strengthen and extend our activities on 3D city modelling for urban applications, and connect with the research and education in the wider department. Our current research and work encompasses most of the 3D geoinformation chain: 3D data acquisition, processing, analysis, and its use in different applications (e.g. noise and air quality simulations, energy estimation, and safety applications).

The aim of the new position is to extend our research and education on existing applications, as well as finding new, innovative applications for 3D data in different domains related to cities. This will require close collaboration with urban/landscape scientists and designers in our faculty, as well as experts in different domains outside the university.

The tasks for this position are to lead on research and education on the innovative use of 3D geoinformation in environmental technology and design, in landscape architecture, and in urban planning and design. The appointee will develop education courses and curricula, and teach in areas related to the field of research in the MSc programmes Geomatics, Urbanism, and Landscape Architecture at TU Delft, and at AMS.

The expected starting date is 1 June 2018, or as soon as possible.

Research group

The 3D geoinformation research group, part of the Delft University of Technology, focuses on the technologies underpinning geographical information systems (GIS), and aims at designing, developing, and implementing better systems to model 3D cities, buildings and landscapes. It is a multidisciplinary group of around 20 people, including computer scientists, geomatics engineers, and geographers; 3 of them are tenured staff (1 professor, 1 associate-professor, and 1 assistant-professor). It has a history of successful collaborations with the industry and the government: its research has led to open source software, standards, and patents for the management of 3D geographic information.

Job requirements

The candidate should:

What we offer

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made by the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. During the tenure track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic.

We offer a structured career and personal development programme designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible.

The salary and the benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. For this position, the salary is between €3427 and €4691 per month (based on full-time employment), depending on experience and knowledge.

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.

If the candidate has less than five years of teaching experience and do not yet have a teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain it.

How to apply

To apply, please submit:

Please email your application material to Caro Coemans ( and refer to vacancy number BK2017-13.

For more information about this position, please contact directly Prof. Dr Jantien Stoter (