Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Position at Delft University of Technology

The Astrodynamics and Space Missions section of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is offering a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor specializing in astrodynamics. The Assistant Professor will be able to further develop existing research in the fields of trajectory design, optimization and/or determination. This can be, for example, GNSS-based precise orbit determination of Earth-bound satellites, DSN and VLBI based orbit determination of planetary missions, design and optimization of low-thrust trajectories for solar system missions, etc. In addition, the Assistant Professor will support the use, maintenance and development of our astrodynamics toolbox TuDat. As the section is involved in several current and future Earth observation and solar system missions (e.g. ESA’s Swarm, CryoSat-2, JUICE, EU Copernicus Sentinels), this position offers the opportunity to closely interact with colleagues within the section and a broad international network of institutes, universities, space agencies and industry. It also offers interesting opportunities for conducting research that has high societal relevance giving possibilities for funding. In addition to research, the position comprises an equal amount of education, including teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising MSc and PhD students. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Additional information can be found online at

For information about this vacancy, contact P.N.A.M. Visser, Chair of Astrodynamics and Space Missions by email at [email protected] or by telephone at +31 (0)15-2782595.