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Assistant Professor Façade Design and Engineering

Next Generation Facades – people, technology and environment

3 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 - 40 uur
€ 3746 - € 5127 per maand


The Assistant Professor will work in the field of Façade Design and Engineering within the Architectural Façade and Product Research Group. AF&P is hosted by the chairs Design of Construction (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Knaack) and Building Product Innovation (Prof. Dr. Tillmann Klein). The group has currently 12 PhD researchers and conducts numerous national and international research projects on multifunctional façade construction, refurbishment, additive manufacturing and product service systems. During the past decades facade construction has undergone extensive development - not only because of the architectural development in general which is always expressed in the facade appearance, but also because of a clear trend for more sustainable solutions in terms of energy saving, collecting and decentralized energy storage, with more respect to user friendliness, climatic performance and circularity. Construction and manufacturing methods are getting increasingly sophisticated; resulting in system based design methods and products. For this reason, the former Façade Research Group, founded 2005, extends its scope with an additional focus on building product development.

As Assistant Professor you will be involved in the PhD-programme of the group, and have a role in the daily supervision and guidance of the PhDs. You will organize activities and events, and you will be the central person in the editorial of our Journal of Façade Design and Engineering. You will participate in the MSc and BSc education of the department.

Next to this you are expected to develop future research activities and submit grant applications, participate and / or lead research projects, support the publication activities and development for a next field of research related to facades / building envelopes - depending on your profile and interest - like Additive Manufacturing for façade construction, Green Facades, Façade Acoustic or the application of Wood in Façade Construction.          .     


You need to:

  • hold a MSc in Architecture (Engineering), or Civil Engineering, and a PhD degree in façades related field;
  • have excellent academic skills, as demonstrated by a track record in publications;
  • have strong (proven) didactic skills and teaching experience in BSc and MSc education;
  • be able to communicate, write and teach English on an academic level and are willing to learn Dutch in a defined time;

And preferably you:

  • have already some experience in PhD supervision and writing research proposals;
  • are able to take on (teaching/research) coordination tasks and have a keen interest in education innovation;
  • have some experience in managing / leading research projects and in the organisation of education;     


A tenure-track position is offered for six years. A Tenure Track offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. 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. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit tenure track at TU Delft.

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. Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on Campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school, which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of 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.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Ulrich Knaack, email: u.knaack@tudelt.nl.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Nathalie Bast, HR Advisor, email: hr-bk@tudelft.nl.