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Assistant Professor - Systems Engineering for Circularity and Life Cycle Perspectives

Infrastructures are vital for the functioning of societies and economies (road, railways, waterways, utilities etc). Over the past decades many governments pushed for more integrated and comprehensive approaches to design, construction and maintenance of infrastructures ...

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3111 - € 4757 per maand


Infrastructures are vital for the functioning of societies and economies (road, railways, waterways, utilities etc). Over the past decades many governments pushed for more integrated and comprehensive approaches to design, construction and maintenance of infrastructures. Systems Engineering is on the rise to handle the various demands of partners in these different areas. The growing concerns over climate change, CO2 and our natural resources drive the development and adoption of Life Cycle Models and Circularity Perspectives in the infrastructure domain. As department of Civil Engineering we sense a growing need for research and education on the juncture of Systems Engineering and Life Cycle Management for designing, constructing and maintaining infrastructures. Hence we are looking for an assistant professor with the focus on Systems Engineering for Circularity and Life Cycle Perspectives within our group Construction Management & Engineering (CM&E).

Teaching: As assistant professor you will contribute to System Engineering Courses in our BSc program and Master programme in Civil Engineering and Management, and to the education/supervision in our program for Professional Doctorates in Engineering. Also, you will supervise BSc- and MSc-thesis projects. The total teaching load will be about 50%. If you are not yet formally qualified for teaching at universities, we offer a program and mentoring to obtain this qualification within 2 years (University Teaching Qualification, UTQ).

Research: We expect you to work as an independent researcher able to identify the academic questions in practical applications related to Systems Engineering, Circularity and Life Cycle Perspectives. You are able to bridge between academic research results and engineering practice and publish research results in high quality international refereed journals. You also have a positive attitude towards building networks and attracting external funding (national science foundation, EU, government and industry) for junior researchers (PhD and PDEng positions), of whom you will become the daily supervisor.


  • You hold a PhD in a field relevant to the field of sustainable civil engineering and management
  • You have a track record in civil engineering and / or construction management research with preferably strong publication record;
  • You are a passionate academic and experienced teacher in higher education or striving to become so;
  • You are able to build great relationships with colleagues and practice and operate at the crossroads of disciplines;
  • You have good mentoring skills to supervise BSc, Msc, PDEng and PhD projects;
  • Your communication skills are excellent;

Are you up for the challenge to improve the world with your research as well as teaching on this state of the art technology?

For further information, please contact prof.dr. A.G. Dorée, a.g.doree@utwente.nl, phone +31-(0)53-4894058, or prof.dr. J.I.M. Halman, j.i.m.halman@utwente.nl, phone +31-(0)53-4893934.

Your application consists of a motivation letter and a CV including full publication list. You can upload your application through the button below (max. 3 documents).

Please send your application before November 1st, 2017.


You will be appointed for two years, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation within a very stimulating scientific environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

  • Starting salary between € 3.111 to € 4.757 gross per month based on your experience;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.