Professor Assistant / Associate Level in Aeroelasticity

Department General
Deadline April 30, 2021

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About the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

For 65 years as international center of excellence in fluid dynamics, the von Karman Institute brings together young engineers and scientists from all over the world to study, improve their skills and perform their research.

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics provides postgraduate education in fluid dynamics and encourages creative research via “training in research through research” in computational methods and experimental techniques.

The Turbomachinery and Propulsion department at VKI, jointly with the Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics department, calls for candidates for a full-time assistant or associate professor with a tentative starting date of May 2021 for the field of Aeroelasticity of Turbomachinery and Wind Energy.

The Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics department focuses on heat, mass and momentum transfer, and aeroacoustics in single and multiphase-flows in the built environment, including wind energy and wind engineering, and in industrial flows and safety processes, including nuclear engineering. The Turbomachinery and Propulsion department focuses on aero-thermal research for future ultra-high efficiency and decarbonization technologies, employing testing facilities, developing measurement systems, and advancing multi-disciplinary optimization and machine learning methodologies for turbomachinery in propulsion and energy conversion.

More information can be found on the website of VKI:

Your mission

The objective of this new faculty position is to expand research and education in the interdisciplinary field of fluid structure interaction in turbomachinery and wind turbine applications.

The successful candidate will teach in the accredited VKI Research Master and should develop a funded research program in collaboration with other VKI departments.

Your skills

Applications must hold a doctoral degree on a subject of relevance and be particularly profiled with applying and developing computational methods. Previous experience with experimental methods in Aeroelasticity is of advantage.

What we offer

Work at the internationally renowned von Karman Institute in a key role advancing technologies for future energy systems;

Work in close collaboration with leading environmental and turbomachinery companies as well as other industries;

Become part of the VKI network with global access to industry experts and academics in the field of fluid dynamics, propulsion, and energy conversion;

Experience the unique international workshop character of the VKI working environment.

Competitive salary with an attractive remuneration package and living in one of the most attractive areas of central Europe in the neighborhood of Brussels


VKI does strictly adhere to the ethical standards of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers ( . Female scientists are particularly encouraged to apply. A strict equal opportunity, gender-neutral and internationally comparable recruitment procedure is implemented.

How to apply?

For more information feel free to contact to Professor Frank Eulitz ( and Professor Jeroen van Beeck ( .

The call is open until 30 April 2021. The selection of candidates will be based on their CV, which should include their research vision, career path, list of publications, relevant experience in contract research, and educational activities. At least two references with email and phone number should be given. Applications should be sent using the application system referenced below. All the fields (including pdf files and references) should be filled in to allow you to confirm your application. Only full applications will be taken into account. Please do not use white spaces or special characters to name your files.

Short-listed candidates are called for an interview with the search committee at the von Karman Institute. The selected candidate must comply with the internal procedures of the von Karman Institute and receive clearance from the Institute Board of Directors before she or he can begin to work. The von Karman Institute reserves the right not to appoint a candidate if no suitable candidate is found.