Assistant Professor In Architectural Design and Engineering

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 28 Jun 2024

9 May 2024
Job Information

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

28 Jun 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Architectural Design and Engineering (ADE) is looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Professor with expertise in the field of sustainable architectural design and the 'making' of architecture: from design to tangible object, with knowledge of materialisations, detailing and engineering of architectural designs.

Job Description

In the Department of the Built Environment there is a position available for an Assistant Professor (0.8 fte-1 fte) in the chair of Architectural Design and Engineering (ADE). The Department offers a comprehensive, research-oriented educational program (BSc / MSc) within the broad field of the Built Environment. Graduates go on to work in diverse professional areas, such as architecture, urban design and planning, building physics, installation techniques, construction, real estate management and building production.

The Department has organized its research in four research programs in which high-level research is conducted and has excellent facilities available comprising various laboratories.

The chair ADE focuses on teaching and research with reference to the design, production and engineering of the built object. The main research areas focus on: Sustainability, Emerging Technologies and Shifting typologies. The creative tension between technical and artistic ends forms a vital impulse in architectural design, determining the expression of detail, material and structure. At the same time the resultant form of the building is hardly autonomous, it is to a large extent determined by the constructive properties, the functional requirements and scenographic possibilities of the program.

An important focus within the chair is the development of teaching and research programs specifically concerned with the 'making' of architecture: from design to tangible materialised object. The systematic exploration of the methodological scope of research by design constitutes a cherished ambition of the chair. If detailing and materialisation form the basic focus of the ADE chair, its actual priorities are to place these interests within the urgent concerns of sustainable design, circularity and the innovation of building systems which anticipate upon future technological developments and their influence upon the built environment. The chair Architectural Design and Engineering is part of the unit AUDE with its own research program 'Living Cities' focused on the evolutionary development of the existing city and region, taking into account both its historical path dependencies as well as tomorrows societal challenges.

The AUDE unit (Architectural and Urban Design and Engineering) is one of the four units making up the Department of the Built Environment. The Faculty consists of the Unit Structural Engineering and Design, Building Physics and Services, Urban Systems and Real Estate and Architectural Urban Design and Engineering. Spatial design forms the core of the Unit. There is a strong focus and interest in expanding cross-over and interdisciplinary collaborations. The ambition is to work in a cross-disciplinary context and expand the collaborations between the Units within the faculty and the University as a whole.


The assistant professor will contribute both to the teaching, the research, the valorisation and the organisation of the ADE chair, the AUDE Unit and the Faculty as a whole. We expect the candidate to contribute to increasing interdisciplinary collaborations and enforcing the multidisciplinary character of the faculty.

As far as teaching is concerned the successful candidate will take on curricular subjects but also participate in design studio during the bachelor and master phases of the curriculum. The candidate will be expected to evaluate and renew parts of the curriculum, especially regarding the more technological part of the architectural design. With regard to research the successful candidate will be expected to initiate and contribute to the chair's ambitions with regard to research with a special focus on the academic exploration of research by design and the engineering of the built environment. The research activities will be subsumed under the research program of the Unit called 'Living Cities'. The assistant professor may be invited to participate in the various deliberative bodies of the unit, the faculty and the university.

Specific Requirements
  • Has a graduate degree in architecture;
  • Has completed a PhD in a subject that is relevant to this function, with a focus on the engineering part of the architectural design.
  • Proven experience with sustainability, materialities and technologies in relation to architectural design
  • Has demonstrated a special interest in research by design.
  • Has practical experience within the field of architectural design and especially in materialising and detailing architectural designs.
  • Conducted for several years academic research;
  • Published the research in international journals and on conferences;
  • Experience in the acquisition and organization of research projects and programs;
  • Has a demonstrable interest in the reciprocity of technology and design;
  • Motivated to teach, contribute to teaching processes, and to develop excellent teaching skills.
  • Participates in a relevant academic and societal network, preferably on an international level.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English.
  • Is willing to move to Eindhoven or the Eindhoven region.

Additional Information

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming an Associate Professor. If you have a more senior profile, a tailor-made career proposal will be considered.
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 11 (min. € 4.332,- max. € 5.929,-).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates , as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support .

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About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five 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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We invite you to submit a complete application. 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 three references.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Postal Code
5612 AP
De Rondom 70

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De Rondom 70
Postal Code

5612 AP


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