Van der Meer became full professor in Coastal Structures and Ports at UNESCO-IHE, now IHE Delft, for one day per week (0.2 fte) since January 2014. In this position he gave lectures on Breakwater Design, guided MSc- and PhD-students and worked on collaborative research projects. His lectures are free for download. He retired from the university in 2021, working now only for the company and giving guest lectures at IHE Delft.
His inaugural address was on 10 September 2014, preceded by a symposium on the Update of the EurOtop Manual, and the address is available in English (8181 kb) and Dutch (8444 kb).