Assistant Professor in Architectural Design for Healthcare

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 07 Jan 2024

17 Nov 2023
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

7 Jan 2024 - 22:59 (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
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Architects are now having to design in a society caught between AI and the datafication of all areas of life, while faced with increasingly rapid global migration, and urgent environmental issues. As an Assistant Professor in Architectural Design for Healthcare at TU Delft, you will join the world-leading Design, Data, and Society Group, which acts as a bridge between design, technology and society. This inspiring interdisciplinary group of researchers, PhDs, AI architects, mathematicians, data design and archaeology experts and scientists seek answers to the most important architectural challenges of our time by stimulating debate, deepening it academically, and contextualizing it historically.

In this academic career track role, you will work on The New Open project, exploring the role of open data for design and societal change. Additionally, you will co-curate innovative cross-departmental projects and initiatives for the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Given the anticipated integration of AI components into all bachelor's and master's programmes, one of your main tasks will be to co-develop and establish a new research field for the group, with a specific focus on the intersection of architecture, technology and healthcare.

You will help to translate and implement the group's objectives into educational and research endeavours. Reflect on the evolving relationship between architecture and data technologies in the realm of healthcare. Explore the impact of new transformative technologies on the fields of design, healthcare, and society. And contextualize the future of healthcare within architectural practice. From small body sensors to large care institutions and from everyday practice to the big picture, you will help drive the future of healthcare by taking a critical approach to exploring the technological conditions under which architecture emerges in the age of global digital infrastructures.

Specific Requirements

A pioneering mindset makes you the ideal candidate to tackle a new field with verve and creativity. Your collaborative nature lets you co-create in a team setting while building bridges between our discipline and healthcare, computer science and ethical committees. Because you’ll have to operate in an international environment, you speak and write English fluently, and are willing to learn Dutch. You can just as easily talk to all kinds of stakeholders – from heart surgeons to giants of industry – while still making time to pass your passion for the topic on to your students.

You also have:

  • A PhD and/or Doctorate in Architecture, Anthropology, Media Theory, or a related field.
  • An up-to-date research track record demonstrated through notable articles, papers, book chapters, and/or books.
  • Experience in developing and teaching academic courses on healthcare and digital culture at a master level: managing research projects, writing grant proposal applications, organising conferences/events, and supervising doctoral candidates.
  • Some work experience at an architecture agency would be an advantage.

Additional Information

This position is offered as an Academic Career Track position (1.0 FTE). During the Academic Career Track, we expect you to grow towards an Associate Professor position within a maximum of eight years, for which a position will be available. With other Academic Career Track colleagues, you will participate in the Academic Career Track Development programme, where you are offered ample opportunities to develop yourself in the areas of Education, Research, Societal Impact & Innovation, and Leadership & Organisation. You will regularly discuss your development and results with senior staff based on a personalized development and performance criteria agreed upon at the start of your Academic Career Track. You will start with a temporary contract that will be converted to a permanent contract no later than 12 -18 months after a positive evaluation, based on continuous confidence in your development potential and fit in the organisation.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme as part of the Academic Career Track Development programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged and you can work partly from home.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service addresses the needs of new international employees and those of their partners and families. The Coming to Delft Service offers personalised assistance during the preparation of the relocation, finding housing and schools for children (if applicable). In addition, a Dual Career Programme for partners is offered. The Coming to Delft Service will do their best to help you settle in the Netherlands.

Selection process

If you want to apply for this position, please submit:

  • A cover letter describing your motivation and qualifications.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Teaching statement on the topics, objectives and teaching processes related to our focus areas.
  • Research statement outlining your future research.
  • At least three relevant publications.
  • Names and contact information of at least three relevant references. We will not contact references without your consent.

Please note:

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Additional comments

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Prof Georg Vrachliotis, head of the Design, Data, and Society Group at [email protected] .

For queries about the selection procedure, please contact Caro Coemans,
HR Advisor at [email protected] .

The position will remain open until January 7, 2024 (local Dutch time + 2 hrs). You must apply via the "Apply now" button. Applications via e-mail will not be processed.

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Delft University of Technology
Postal Code
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

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Mekelweg 2
Postal Code

2628 CD


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