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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Real Estate Economics

Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has a leading role in education and research worldwide. The driving force behind the faculty’s success is its robust research profile combined with the energy and creativity of its student body and academic community. It is buzzing with energy from early in the morning until late at night, with four thousand people studying, working, designing, conducting research and acquiring and disseminating knowledge. Our faculty has a strong focus on 'design-oriented research’, which has given it a top position in world rankings.

Staff and students are working to improve the built environment with the help of a broad set of disciplines, including architectural design, urban planning, building technology, social sciences, process management, and geo-information science. The faculty works closely with other faculties, universities, private parties, and the public sector, and has an extensive network in the Netherlands as well as internationally.

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Functie omschrijving

We are recruiting an Assistant Professor to strengthen and extend our team for research and education activities in the field of Real Estate Economics. We are looking for a candidate with expertise, experience and enthousiasm for teaching and doing research on real estate economics, with a focus on the relationship between real estate value, and the costs of real estate, and the physical quality of real estate and it's environment, focusing specifically on sustainability. The candidate will join a highly ranked department, faculty and university and work in an international team of highly committed and successful academics in the department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE), working as part of the group of Real Estate Management. The department emphasises on the user perspective, designing strategies and tools to implement this perspective in Real Estate Management. Next to that, our research focuses on the lifecycle of the built environment at all scales and the dynamics of those cycles. Analyses are based on sustainability, life cycle costs and total cost of use and ownership. In real estate economics research, we are developing economic substantiation for real estate decision making, to support actors who shape or influence the built environment, like investors, developers, designers, engineers, owners and users. The work has strong ties with other groups and research topics within the department, namely urban development management, and design and construction management.
The aim of the new position is to enhance the profile of our teaching and research, with a specific focus on research by design and educational renewal. The candidate is expected to teach bachelor and master courses (BSc Bouwkunde, MSc track Management in the Built Environment (MBE) and take on course coordination and course development tasks. The candidate will also be playing an active role in initiating and contributing to research bids and funded projects, supervising PhD candidates and writing academic publications. This will require close collaboration with scholars in the department of MBE and/or the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, as well as with experts in different domains outside the university.
The expected start date is Autumn 2020.

With its academic research and education programs, the Department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE) helps to meet the growing demand for architects, urban planners and building engineers with knowledge and skills related to managing design, planning, and (re)development processes in the built environment.

Functie eisen

The candidate should:

  • hold a PhD degree in real estate economics or related fields;

  • have excellent knowledge in real estate economics and have affinity with real estate management, architecture and built environment studies;

  • have excellent academic skills, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications;

  • have strong (proven) didactic skills and teaching experience in BSc and MSc education;

  • preferably have experience in PhD supervision and writing research proposals;

  • take on (teaching/research) coordination tasks and have a keen interest in education innovation;

  • be able to communicate, write and teach in Dutch and English on an academic level.


A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

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 within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: €3637-€5656 per month). 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.

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.

Informeren en solliciteren

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Hilde Remøy, Associate Professor Real Estate Management, email: h.t.remoy@tudelft.nl.
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Paulien Stastra, HR advisor, email: hr-bk@tudelft.nl.


To apply, please send:

  • a letter of motivation;

  • a detailed CV including a list of peer-reviewed and other publications and a summary of your teaching experience;

  • a short research statement (maximum 1 A4) with your vision on future research directions;

  • a short teaching statement (maximum 1 A4) with topics and objectives;

  • names and contact details of three references.
    compiled into a single pdf file named: lastname_firstname_vacancy number.pdf

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please send your application by June 10, 2020 at the latest by email to HR-BK@tudelft.nl and refer to the relevant vacancy number in the subject line of your email.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

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