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Assistant Professor of Design and Construction Management

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    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    01/06/2021 01:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Delft


To complement our recent new hires of PhD researchers and faculty members, the DCM team is now hiring another Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in the complementary area of organisation studies in the built environment. In this Tenure Track position, you will be part of the DCM team in pursuit of its mission: to develop useful academic concepts, tools and principles for the management of the design, construction, renovation and maintenance of architectural (re)developments to meet the demand for a high performance, flexible, sustainable and circular built environment.

You will have demonstrated potential for developing research leadership in organisation studies in the built environment in the context of sustainability transitions (including, though not exclusively, circularity, energy transition, digital transformation). In particular, we welcome applications from candidates who are familiar with the fields of project studies and innovation studies to contribute to new ways of working drawing on project (temporary organising) and process (permanent organisation) perspectives. Furthermore, you are able to connect your expertise with current industry and technological developments, where longstanding challenges of process integration, life-cycle thinking, and project and information management across the value chain have the potential to be addressed by framing new value propositions and translating these into practice. You will also have an interest in and preferably experience of interdisciplinary research and education, and 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: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/about-tu-delft/working-at-tu-delft/tenure-track/.

More Information


A tenure-track position is offered for six years. A Tenure Track offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made by the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit tenure track at TU Delft

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on Campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school, which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of teaching experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.

Selection process

Please submit your application online no later than May 31, 2021. You can only apply via the application button 'Apply now'; applications sent to one of the mentioned email addresses will not be processed.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • a letter of application and a detailed CV;
  • a list of publications;
  • a three-page statement of research, teaching and leadership qualifications;
  • the names of five references, with contact information.

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

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Additional comments

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 Drs. Jordi Kerkum, Chief Secretary MBE, email: j.p.kerkum@tudelft.nl.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree obtained at an internationally recognised institution, with research skills in fields relevant to the AEC industry in general, and organisation studies 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 organisation studies, science and technology studies, and studies of sociotechnical and sustainability 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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Delft University of Technology
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 630187
Posting organisation offer ID: 299718


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