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Assistant Professor of Design and Construction Management (Digital Innovation)

Assistant Professor of Design and Construction Management (Digital Innovation)Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment
Niveau: Gepromoveerd
Functie-omvang: 38.0 uur per week
Contractduur: five years, with the prospect of a tenured position
Salaris: 3637 - 5656 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak) U bekijkt een vacaturetekst oorspronkelijk opgesteld in het Engels.
Delen kunnen beschikbaar zijn in het Nederlands! Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is now searching for two assistant professors to join the interdisciplinary field of Design and Construction Management. TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment strives to make significant contributions to solving some of the world’s most pressing societal problems. It does so by conducting original design, engineering and management research in and for the built environment, and by providing Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs to students from all over the world. The faculty’s internationally-renowned position (ranked 3rd in world and 1st in the Netherlands according to the QS subject rankings 2018 and 2019) highlights the excellent facilities, offering an interdisciplinary network for its 500 employees and 3.000 students. The faculty generates ideas, solutions, and knowledge for and with all relevant industries in the pursuit of a sustainable, resilient and enabling built environment.

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 omschrijving

The DCM section is now seeking an assistant professor to join the team as we expand into the emerging area of digital transformation of the AEC sector. The successful candidate for this Tenure Track position will be part of the DCM team, and pursue its mission: to develop useful academic concepts, tools and principles for the management of the design, construction, and maintenance of architectural (re)developments to meet the demand for a high performance, flexible, sustainable and circular built environment.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated potential for developing research leadership in relevant areas that can contribute to more sustainable and circular ways of designing, constructing and renovating the built environment. More specifically, you will have a good understanding of key emerging technologies in the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) context, including (though not exhaustively), building information modelling (BIM), Big Data, Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart manufacturing etc. While technologies promise potentially fresh perspectives and new solutions, it is vital that you view these from a sociotechnical perspective. Therefore, you must demonstrate an interest (and preferably a track record) in examining key actors in the AEC sector can benefit from using these emerging technologies, and the challenges involved. You will therefore have theoretical and methodological appreciation for investigating what these technologies mean for those involved and how they are used (or not), as intended (or not), to address longstanding challenges of process integration and through-life thinking.

The ideal candidate will also work naturally in a transdisciplinary research and educational context that builds on meaningful engagements with industry and societal stakeholders. You will build your personal academic profile, recognized by the international academic community and communities of practice. To this end, you will:

  • publish in authoritative international journals, play a role in international conferences and networks, and collaborate with the professional community in developing applications of your academic findings.

  • initiate and co-author proposals for research grants and funding, and be responsible for particular courses, educational tasks and coordinating activities in teaching in both the BSc. and MSc. Programmes within the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

A Tenure Track is a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate and/or Full Professor. It offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. In Delft, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic, for which you will be supported by a structured career and personal development programme. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit: www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack

Functie eisen

Applicants for either of the two positions should have a PhD degree obtained at an internationally recognised institution, with research skills in fields relevant to the AEC industry in general, and business model innovation relevant to the AEC industry in particular. We are open to a broad range of fields including e.g. economics, engineering, innovation studies, management and organisational studies, science and technology studies, and studies of sociotechnical and sustainable transitions. Applicants should also demonstrate an interest in the areas that the section is seeking to grow influence in (as described in the job description above), evidenced in the academic peer-reviewed publications. In addition, the applicant should have thorough knowledge of and clear ideas for expanding the field of design and construction management. Practical experience with managing AEC projects or processes will be highly valued, as well as experience in teaching academic courses and supervising graduation research projects. The applicant should also be able to show management and administrative skills required for the position, and demonstrated competence in written and spoken English, and the willingness to learn Dutch.


The position offered is a Tenure Track position for a period of five years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon the start of the appointment, a decision will be made in the final year on offering you a permanent faculty position. TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible workweek and a system for assembling customised compensations. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff, for which it also offers state-of-the-art training. Inspiring, excellent (applied) academic education and research is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and have not yet obtained an internationally recognised University Teaching Qualification (UTQ), we allow you up to three years to complete this.

Informeren en solliciteren

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. dr. Paul W Chan, Chair of Design and Construction Management, email: p.w.c.chan@tudelft.nl.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Paulien Stastra HR advisor, email: HR-BK@tudelft.nl.

Your application should contain:

  • A letter of application;

  • A detailed CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications;

  • A three-page statement of research, teaching and leadership qualifications;

  • Names of five references, with contact information;

  • Compiled into a single pdf file named: lastname_firstname_vacancynumber.pdf

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please send your application by March 16th 2020 by email to HR-BK@tudelft.nl and refer to vacancy number BK2019/42 in the subject line of your email.

Female scholars are especially invited to submit a letter of application. A position paper and a lecture are part of the selection procedure.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Uren per week: 38.0 uur per week

Salaris: € 327,67 per maand