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Full Professor Position in Architecture Theory and History

Full Professor Position in Architecture Theory and History

Irène Curie Fellowship
Built Environment
Institutes and others
EAISI - Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute, EIRES - Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems
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Job description

The Department of the Built Environment houses a unique wide spectrum of disciplinary knowledge in the fields of architecture, urban planning and building technology (e.g. structural design, building physics, materials technology and building information modelling). We act at various levels of scale, from materials to buildings to cities and pay attention to the impact of design and technology on humans. This diversity profiles us, and we cherish it. Our mission is to educate students and advance science and technology from the perspective of the built environment and for the benefit of humanity. We integrate teaching, research and design in one educational program to empower students to become thought leaders, to (re)shape cities and the construction industry beyond the limits of the current imagination.  

The department employs about 260 academic staff members, including approximately 190 PhDs, PDEngs and Postdocs, organized in disciplinary units. Scientists within the units are encouraged to team up over the borders of their own field of expertise in cross-disciplinary research and education on the themes: energy transition, sustainability and inclusiveness. Through cooperation with other departments in the TU/e institutes on Energy Transition (EIRES), Artificial Intelligence (EAISI) and the self-founded Urban Development Initiative (UDI) we create new ecosystems with governmental agencies and industry and thereby contribute to a healthy, sustainable and inclusive built environment.

The newly appointed full professor is expected to hold a strong academic profile and should be able to demonstrate excellence in the field of architecture, with a focus on either theory and history or sustainability. The academic profile will further be detailed by the specific expertise of the candidate. Moreover, we expect the newly appointed professor to initiate and maintain cross-over collaborations with the other (technological) subdisciplines in the department to preserve the rich tradition in cross-over collaborations of the department, both in education and research.  

The newly appointed professors will be allocated in the architectural unit (AUDE) and is expected to force ties with the existing academic staff and teachers, some of them with small appointments and associated to their own architectural firm. We expect leadership skills that excels in supporting the development of talent, taking into account differences between disciplines, cultures and backgrounds that comes with an international oriented university. Finally, the professor is expected to participate, apart from research and education, in managerial tasks in the department (including periodically chairing the unit).

Job requirements

The new position comes with the following job requirements:

  • Motivated researcher, with the ability to conduct high quality academic research that is demonstrated by a relevant PhD thesis and publications in high impact journals or books;
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, aimed at developing people and creating synergy;
  • Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills for managing professionals in your own research group and the overarching disciplinary unit;
  • Personal experience with acquiring external research funding from (inter-)national funding bodies or industry;
  • Extensive  teaching experience and proven didactic skills at both undergraduate and graduate level and experience in supervising PhD’s;
  • Excellent proficiency in English, the teaching language at TU/e.

Conditions of employment

  • A full-time position (0.8-1.0 FTE) in a dynamic and ambitious university with a broad (inter)national network.
  • Access to first class laboratory facilities, including laboratory on structural design, acoustics, materials, building physics, BIM (VR/AR) and robotics, including large scale 3D print facilities.
  • Free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

About us
Eindhoven University of Technology  is a top-ranking Dutch university that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a number 1 position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 

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More information

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The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of two references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications or books’ with a short description for each why you selected them.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

You are kindly invited to embed your vision on cross-disciplinary collaborations within the department in the description of your scientific interest and the statement of your teaching goals.

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