An academic position in architectonics - technology of construction Université catholique de Louvain Belgium

Job Title: An academic position in architectonics - technology of construction (1 EFT)

Req ID 15723 - Posted 02/10/2017 - Academic Staff - full time - Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban

Planning - Tenure track (Academic Staff)

An academic position in architectonics - technology of construction (1 EFT)

Vacancy Reference : 15723 / LOCI 012 / 2018 (to be quoted in any correspondence)

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in architectonics - technology of construction


UCL is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research collaborations among architects, architectural engineers, civil engineers and with the other members of the university community interested by the various dimensions of architectonic production. The LOCI Faculty organises teaching to train architects and architectural engineers. It has a national and international reputation in the domains of architectural theory and design, structural design
and construction of buildings.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the above-mentioned field (lecture and studio courses), within the various degree programmes organised by the Faculty, principally on the Brussels campus. The successful candidate may also have teaching assignments on the Louvain-la-Neuve and Tournai campuses.


The successful candidate will carry on academic research in the area of the construction of buildings, at all scales, including: the correspondance between constructive logic, constructive culture and the articulation of architectural spaces of quality the use of materials in accordance with constructive logic
innovative materials related to current requirements regarding the life cycle of materials and energy
research and development of technical detailing in the light of structural and aesthetic reasoning.

Experience in design and construction of architectural projects will be considered as an advantage during selection of candidates.

Practical information

Starting date : 1st of September, 2018

Further information :

Professor Jean Stillemans, dean LOCI –
Professor Denis Zastavni, President of the Research Committee LOCI,

Localization : Science and Technology Sector

Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning (LOCI) (

General conditions

Tasks : 

the applicant will

- be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of
continuing education;
- supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Ph.D. theses;
- be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- be available to ensure, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities;
- contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with
developing countries.

Qualifications : the applicant must have

- a Ph.D. degree in architecture, architectural engineering or any related discipline;
- significant scientific record with international publications;
- either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside UCL;
- experience in and the aptitude for teaching at University level;
- capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- capacities required to undertake high-level academic research: capacity to raise research fundings, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;
- good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant accept to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within 2 years. Fluency in other languages is an asset.

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