Assistant Professor in Design and Construction Management
The TU Delft School of Architecture Engineering

Job Title:Assistant Professor in Design and Construction Management
Faculty: Faculty Architecture and the Built Environment Engineering
Working Hour: 38.0 uur per week
Salary: 3637 - 5656 euro per maand 





Faculty 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 department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE) of this Faculty works towards a sustainable built environment where the interests of the end user and other stakeholders are key. MBE focuses on solutions for the development and management of buildings, portfolios and urban areas and the education to the next generation of managers in the built environment.



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.



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 and Condition

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.


About us


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.



For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. Paul Chan, Section Leader Design and Construction Management, email:

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 selectioncommittee and Trial lecture to a studentaudience.

We aim at a start date early 2020.

Please submit your application by 16 September 2019 to Paulien Stastra, 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 op 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;

namens of three references, with contact information.


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