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PhD in the LDE PortCityFutures

Under the auspices of the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of Delft University of …

10 maanden geleden


Julianalaan, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2325 - € 2325 per maand


Under the auspices of the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of Delft University of Technology, the Leiden Delft Erasmus (LDE) Research Program PortCityFutures, offers a PhD position focused on developing a socio-spatial and GIS-based methodology to assess and compare the quality of spatial, social and cultural relationships (maritime mindsets) in port city regions around the North Sea.

The PhD candidate will focus on the spatial component of the port city region analysis and use deep mapping as an approach to connect the expertise of scholars in the LDE consortium (anthropology, geography, history, business). He/she will collaborate with a postdoc in Leiden and a PhD student at Erasmus University as well as with the faculty members involved in the PortCityFutures research program. Socio-spatial mapping will serve both as an analytical tool and a foundation for design and policy making. Our project uses the Rotterdam The Hague area as point of departure for a thorough comparative investigation of port city regions around the North Sea. In the longer term, we wish to then expand our methodology to the Mediterranean and other areas.


The candidate will have a degree (MSc or equivalent) in a spatial science (urbanism, planning, architecture, geography, historical geography, urban history, planning history, architectural history) with advanced knowledge of GIS. The candidate will ideally have a good grasp on languages spoken around the North Sea or a demonstrated capacity to quickly lean languages (notably: English, French, Dutch, German).


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 organizes diverse events for new international employees and their accompanying partners, like Partner Career Workshops and Dutch Culture 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.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, disciplinerelated and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Carola Hein, Professor History of Architecture and Urban Planning, email: c.m.hein@tudelft.nl, tel: +31641141071.
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Nathalie Bast, HR Advisor, email: HR-BK@tudelft.nl.