Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Design and Construction Management

Delft University of Technology TU Delft



Job Description

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, and maintenance of architectural (re)developments to meet the demand for a high performance, flexible, sustainable and circular built environment.

Your focus will be on the framing and application of digital innovation in the context of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) 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 greater connectivity between people and technologies.  You will have a good understanding of key and emerging technologies in the Industry 4.0 context, including (though not exhaustively) building information modelling (BIM), Big Data, Internet of Things, machine learning, smart manufacturing etc. While these technologies promise potentially fresh perspectives and new solutions, we view these emerging technological advancements from a sociotechnical perspective within the section of DCM. So, you will also have an appreciation for what these technologies mean for those involved and how these technologies are used (or not), as intended (or not).  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 finding
    • 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.


Job 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 the management of digital innovation in designing, constructing and managing the built environment in particular. We are open to a broad range of fields including e.g. science and technology studies, engineering, data science, management and organisational studies. 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.


Terms of Employment

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made by the fifth year on whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. We expect that the candidate has the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

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. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. 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. Candidates who do not speak Dutch are expected to have Dutch language skills within three years. The TU Delft offers training to learn Dutch or/and improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.


Inform and Apply

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. Paul Chan, Section Leader Design and Construction Management, email: P.W.C.Chan@tudelft.nl.

The selection procedure for this position involves a 1st round in the 1st week of October which includes an interview with the selection committee and a presentation of max 30 min. about your vision on research and education. The second round consists of a 2nd interview with the selection committee and Trial lecture to a student audience.

We aim at a start date early 2020.

Please submit your application by 16 September 2019 to Paulien Stastra, hr-bk@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number BK2019/18.

Your application should contain:

    • a letter of application;
    • a detailed CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications;
    • a summary of your teaching experience, information in support of your organisational skills, together demonstrating your knowledge and experience in the field of Design and Construction Management.
    • a short research statement (maximum 1 A4) with the vision of the candidate on future research directions;
    • a short teaching statement (maximum 1A4) with topics and objectives;
  • names of three references, with contact information.

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