Lecturer In the department of Built Environment / Urban Planning and Real Estate

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 16 Apr 2023

Are you passionate about educating students at a bachelor and master level and fascinated by the planning and management of buildings and cities? Do you want to contribute to a sustainable future? Then you may be an excellent candidate for this Lecturer position.


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Job description

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a leading research university specializing in engineering science and technology with strong bonds to industry practice. Following the strategic goals, the Department of the Built Environment (BE) aims to educate future generations of students and meet today’s and tomorrow’s societal challenges.

In the Department of the Built Environment there is a position available for a lecturer in the unit Urban Systems and Real Estate. The Department offers a comprehensive, research-oriented Master of Science (MSc.) degree program within the broad field of the Built Environment. Graduates go on to work in diverse professional areas, such as architecture, urban design and planning, real estate management, building physics, installation techniques, construction and building production.

The department is also a research institute comprising various laboratories and four research programs in which high-level research is conducted. The strategic research agenda of the USRE unit focuses on the major challenges cities are facing to create healthy, sustainable, and smart urban environments, with important roles assigned to AI and digital tools as enablers. The program of USRE is closely connected and contributes to the EIRES and EASI institutes of the TU/e as well as the department’s own Urban Development Initiative.

The USRE unit is responsible for education in the bachelor and master program of the department in the areas of urban planning and transportation, real estate management and development, and information systems in the built environment. The unit also contributes to the 4TU master program Construction Management and Engineering and TU/e master program AI and Engineering Systems.

The department is looking for a full-time lecturer who, as member of the USRE unit, will be involved in the education part of USRE in the Bachelor program of the department. The candidate will be responsible for teaching courses and tutoring students in challenge-based learning projects on smart city development covering the areas of urban planning and real estate management. The candidate should be able to implement our mission to educate students in developing an academic attitude and research-oriented approach to address planning and management decision problems in shaping cities of the future.

Job requirements
  • holds a Master Degree in the field of urban planning, urban development or a related field;
  • has a broad orientation in urban planning and the various subfields, and is well-informed about recent developments in this field at an international level; this broadness over a wide spectrum of urban planning and real estate is evidenced with projects, publications, etc.
  • has access to adequate networks in the professional practice, whether in planning, consultancy or public administration;
  • has proven didactic qualities and the ability to pass on knowledge and skills to students;
  • is able to use rigorous scientific approaches to problems of applied relevance;
  • is willing to work on education and applied research within a team.
  • has a good command of English, both orally and in writing.

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:

  • A monthly salary of minimum € 3.974,- to maximum € 5.439,- for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 11 collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.

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About TU/e

TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of close to 7,000 employees and 13,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact the hiring manager: prof.dr. Theo Arentze, full professor and unit chair of USRE, t.a.arentze[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 2283

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment , please contact
Jennifer Berkhout, HR advisor, HRadviceBE[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 2215.

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If you are interested, please use the ‘apply’ button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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