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Assistant Professor (tenure track) Urban Design on the Neighbourhood Scale (f/m/d)
Published(88 days ago)
Deadline for applications(48 days ago)
Delft University of TechnologyDelft (Niederlande)
Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Urban Design on the Neighbourhood Scale (m/f/x)
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 passion and creativity of its student body and academic community. It is a place that is buzzing with life from early in the morning until late at night, with four thousand people studying, working, designing, conducting research and acquiring and disseminating knowledge. Academics and students have been working on improving 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.
The more than 100 members of the Urbanism department are united in contributing to the Urbanism mission, namely to advance, share and apply knowledge on how the built environment interacts with humans and their behaviour, and how design, planning and engineering interventions can better satisfy human and societal needs. Here 'advance' refers to our research, 'share' to our education and dissemination and 'apply' to our conviction that Urbanism needs to be an action-oriented, forward-looking practice. The department has a global reputation for excellence in research and education and is particularly known for the 'Delft Approach' that brings together the creativity of design with academic research methods. This integral urbanism enjoys high international esteem in professional practice, research and education.
Urban Design has a long tradition within the department, with Cornelis van Eesteren being one of its most important founding fathers. It follows a multidisciplinary approach in research and design and uses its knowledge and skills towards the design of more sustainable living environments. Here a specific focus is given to the challenges of urbanisation in the context of larger transformative processes as climate change, demography and technological change. A specific focus is set on the contribution of Urban Design to the subject of urban transformation and environmental change, liveability and the design of public space. Morphological and typological research plays an important role in Urban Design, combined with research on social use and identity. Owing to the emphasis on urban form, environmental qualities and theory and methods, there is close cooperation with other design disciplines, e.g. architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering and cultural studies.
The assistant professorship Urban Design on the Neighbourhood Scale (tenure track) complements the faculty's competence in Urban Design with a specific emphasis on small-scale urban design interventions. Its work focuses on the user perspective of urban design (such as safety, health and wellbeing) and its implications for the design of public space. The successful candidate has knowledge of the methods and instruments of urban analysis in regard to public space design, e.g. design on eye-level, qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis, as well as strong design skills and knowledge of the technical implications of small-scale urban design interventions.
The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching program of the faculty, supervise students on all levels of university education, and acquire University Teaching Qualifications (UTQ) within an agreed period. The candidate will actively acquire funding from both national and European research agencies and carry out collaborative projects. TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.
Our students and professionals are creative and unconventional thinkers, and combine academic skills with practical knowledge. Due to the expanding activities of the faculty, we are creating ten new tenure track assistant professor positions. The emphasis of these positions is on education and design, with a strong link to academic research. The assistant professors will teach classes in the Bachelor's programme as well as in the Master's and in the PhD programme, according to their individual interests. We are looking for new colleagues whose ambitions resonate with our profile. As such, this is an open invitation for candidates to share their ambitions with us on (design) education, innovative academic research and societal impact.
The applicant must have:
A PhD in Urban Design or a relevant discipline;
Experience in public space design;
Experience in methods of urban analysis;
Experience in teaching in the MSc and BSc within the field of Urban Design;
Experience in supervising students and PhD students and the ability to motivate students;
A track record as researcher within the discipline of Urban Design;
Experience in the management of research projects and grant proposal writing;
A demonstrated proficiency in the written and spoken use of the English language as well as the willingness to learn Dutch;
Good presentation and communication skills
Conditions 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 whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. For circumstances as having children or parental leave during the tenure track, it is possible to delay the definitive assessment and extend the Tenure Track appointment to a maximum of 8 years.
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 experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.
Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment
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