Full-time Professor Position in Structural Engineering The Université catholique de Louvain Belgium

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a full-time professor position in Structural Engineering


We seek talented individuals who will develop and drive a research program at the forefront of the structural engineering discipline, in connection with territory and large infrastructures, on topics involving for instance

-       structures under extreme conditions (e.g. earthquakes, explosions, flooding, land movements, non-deterministic modelling: stochastic or parametric models, uncertainty related to natural phenomena);

-       structures in their environmental context (e.g. adaptation to energy and water supply, to landscape dimensions);

-       smart structures (e.g.in situ structural monitoring, adaptativity, energy harvesting);

-       new structural concepts (e.g. deployable, nestable, and/or resilient structures);


The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of civil engineering within the various degree programmes organised by the Louvain School of Engineering and by the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning (Bachelor and Master degrees in Engineering). In particular, he (she) will have a significant involvement in teaching structural engineering, involving territorial aspects.


Within the Sector of Sciences and Technologies (SST) of UCL, the position will attached to the Louvain School of Engineering (Ecole polytechnique de Louvain, EPL) for the education activity and to the Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering (iMMC) for the research activity.


UCL is a full university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research collaborations with the architectural engineers, with engineers of other disciplines (mechanics, materials, electromechanics, applied math, etc) and with the other members of the university community interested by the context of structures and territory.The Louvain school of engineering (EPL) and the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning are committed to excellence and innovation in education, witnessing constant growth of enrolments in the engineering, architectural engineering and doctoral degrees since 10 years. The Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering (iMMC) is anambitious, dynamic, highly collaborative, and inter-disciplinary research environment involving 27 faculty members and outstanding facilities, in particular in the field of civil engineering. (LOCI)The Louvain-la-Neuve city campus offers a unique modern living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently connected at the heart of Europe.


Further information : 

To apply https://uclouvain.be/en/discover/personnel-academique.html

Vacancy Reference : 15719 / EPL 013 / 2018 (to be quoted in any correspondence)


·       Professor Michel Verleysen, doyen de l’Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain (EPL)

doyen-epl@uclouvain.be, tél : +32(0)10 47 2491

·       Professor Thomas Pardoen, Président de l’ Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering (IMMC)

president-immc@uclouvain.be, tél : +32(0)10 47 2417

web sites :                    School EPL : https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/epl

Institute IMMC : https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/immc


General conditions

The applicant will

-        be responsible for teaching courses at all the study levels (i.e. undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;

-        supervise the final diploma work (i.e. master thesis) of undergraduate students,  as well as PhD theses;

-        be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;

-        contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence ;

-        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 PhD degree in Engineering, or any related discipline;
  • a 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;
  • the 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;
  • the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
  • good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant will 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 additional advantage.

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