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Assistant Professor in Public Building

CHALLENGE: design solutions that elevate public architecture and the built environment.
CHANGE: creation of meaningful and culturally conducive public buildings and civic places for quality of life and as catalysts for positive development under increasingly privatised conditions.
IMPACT: public architecture and its spheres to make and futureproof public commons.

3 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 38 uur
€ 3746 - € 5127 per maand


Quality of public buildings and places is essential to quality of life. Excellence in design quality increasingly proves challenging due to hybridisation of functions replacing monofunctional public buildings and due to design and construction processes that are often governed mainly by technical, financial, and political priorities. In response, contemporary public architecture requires desire to discover new contexts and opportunities. Challenges facing public architecture compel us to develop new types and structures, adapt or reinvent the past ones, and question the efficacy of the existing ones. Through design-as-research with innovative methods and tools, the of Public Building group explores “Multiplicity” of architecture in context of today’s widely fluctuating culture. Multiplicity enables architecture to become less rigid and orthodox in function and outlook, but more productive, transformative and resilient.

In context of above outline, the Public building group focus areas include:

  • Development of contemporary public buildings and places by reinterpreting functions and typologies as well as roles of hybrid buildings and public interiors.
  • Contemporary design tools and processes in digitalisation and public engagement.
  • Potentials for resilient public commons in built environment in different scales ranging from interiors and buildings to cityscapes as well as landscapes.
  • Changes in properties of architecture and architects’ responsibilities for futureproof resilient environment.

As Assistant Professor, you are expected to help translate and implement the group’s agendas into education and research, and supervise master-level students and doctoral candidates. In collaboration with a team of researchers and lecturers, you are expected to contribute to developing appropriate research topics and educational courses leading to MSc. and doctorate degrees. You will communicate and disseminate the research and design of public architecture and promote your as well as the group’s work in conferences, symposia, and publications as well as through appropriate social media.

More information on the Public Building group can be found on: https://www.tudelft.nl/bk/overfaculteit/afdelingen/architecture/organisatie/groepen/public-building


For appointment, successful candidate should possess:

  • PhD and/or Doctorate closely related to past, present, and future of public architecture and buildings; role of public in architecture; and design processes towards transformative and resilient qualities in design of public architecture and buildings.
  • International profile with visible academic and professional experience as well as commensurate collaborative network.
  • Strong up-to-date research track record demonstrated by notable articles, papers, book chapters, and/or books.
  • Experience in developing and teaching master-level academic courses on public architecture and pertinent design processes; supervising master-level thesis design both on-site and online; and managing research projects, writing grant proposal applications, organising conferences/events, and supervising doctoral candidates.
  • High fluency in spoken and written English as well as willingness to learn Dutch.

In addition, candidates with post-doctoral experience will receive preferential consideration. In this case, it should be clearly expressed in your CV.


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 Nathalie de Vries, The Chair of the section of Form, Space and Type, email: n.a.devries@tudelt.nl.

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