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Assistant Professor of History of Architecture & Urban Planning

Faculty/department Architecture & the Built Environment
Level PhD degree
Maximum employment Maximum of 38 hours per week (1 FTE)
Duration of contract Tenure track with possibility of advancement
Salary scale €3427 to €4691 per month gross

Architecture & the Built Environment

Since its foundation 110 years ago, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has built up a solid international reputation for training architects, urban planners and designers, as well as for its research portfolio and coaching of PhD candidates. With around 2600 students and 500 staff members, with around 230 FTEs devoted to academic positions, our faculty is one of the largest of Delft University of Technology and one of the most prestigious architecture and the built environment faculties globally. Traditionally, the faculty has prioritised high-quality training in design and research in the field of the built environment. Over 40 chairs cover a wide range of academic areas in design, process and technology, which together cover the entire field of the built environment. The faculty has a budget of around €38 million, of which approximately €7 million is sourced indirectly and from contracts with third parties.

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology has five departments: Architecture, Architectural Engineering + Technology, OTB, Urbanism, and Real Estate and Housing. The De­partment of Architecture provides education and conducts research at an internationally competitive level of excellence in the fields of architecture and architectural design.

Job description

The Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Department of Architecture is offering a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. The Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning works closely with other departments within the faculty and holds a key position in the interdisciplinary Design and History research programme. The committee is particularly interested in an Assistant Professor who will complement and built upon the expertise of the current members of the chair, notably in Dutch and European architectural and urban history, while also participating in collective research activities. The new faculty member will be able to take on a leading role in the development of a research project. The Assistant Professor will work across international borders and acknowledge the importance of networks and flows of architecture and their impact on built and urban form. The quality of research will be competitive on the level of European research programmes. The Assistant Professor will teach classes in the fundamental courses in the Bachelor programme (in Dutch or English) on the long-term development of architectural and urban form (Grondslagen/Foundations I, II, III) and give focused lectures on specialised topics (in English) in the Master and PhD programmes according to his/her individual research interests. He/she will also supervise Master and PhD students. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. A Tenure Track, a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or Full Professor, offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic. We offer a structured career and personal development programme designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack.


Applicants must have a proven background in architectural and/or urban history and a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline. The candidate is expected to have some teaching experience and be committed to research excellence, as demonstrated by academic publications. He/she has a demonstrated ability to initiate and direct research projects and to obtain external funding. The candidate possesses good communication and people skills and is capable of teaching at the university level. In addition, the candidate is expected to have an international profile with an active international network of scientific contacts. Demonstrated ability in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Dutch is welcome but not required at the start of the position.

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. 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 Childres’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.

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, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Carola Hein, atc.m.hein@tudelft.nl. To apply, please send a detailed CV, three references, a publication list and publication samples along with a letter of application by 1 December 2016 to Caro Coemans, HR-BK@tudelft.nl. We will begin reviewing applications on 1 December 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We are planning faculty visits in December 2016 and/or January 2017. We expect the new colleague to start between 1 February and 1 September 2017.

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number BK2016-30.

Closing date: 01.12.2016
Closing date: 1 December 2016 Erschienen auf academics.de am 26.09.2016
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