Full/Associate Professor in Concrete Structures

Are you ready to lead a group and develop new, innovative and practically relevant research programmes at Delft University of Technology?

JOB DESCRIPTION
Within the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences the Concrete Structures Group, consisting of 13 people, is conducting high-quality research at the interface between science, engineering and design.

The main research lines currently pursued by the Group are

  • assessment and maintenance of existing concrete structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, etc;
  • introduction of innovative, CO2-neutral, concrete-based materials into the structural design and construction;
  • development of new techniques for monitoring of concrete structures.

In order to maintain and further strengthen the leading role of TU Delft in this research field a permanent position for Full (or Associate) Professor has opened up.

In this role you are expected to interweave theoretical and experimental research where newly developed concepts, measurement techniques and models are directly calibrated by experimental research conducted at large scale in the internationally known Stevin II laboratory.

The global goal of the Group is to contribute to a durable future for the built environment. To achieve this goal, coordinated efforts are being made to streamline research and educational activities, so that both innovations and highly qualified specialists are delivered in order to face such major societal challenges as sustainable urbanization, smart transportation and climate change resilience.

Recognising talent and allowing it to develop, as well as being able to create a spirit of trust, in which talent can thrive, are considered important traits for the position holder. Affinity with team management and aspiration for collaboration with people beyond our organisation come with this job, the latter including cooperative relations not only within academia, but also with external stakeholders in industry and government.

Naturally, sincere recognition of the great value of education for the sustainable development of the society is needed. You are expected to be an inspiring teacher who is capable of involving the students, at both BSc and MSc levels, in the fascinating world of concrete structures.

REQUIREMENTS
Our ideal candidate has a clear and unambiguous vision of a way towards a sustainable future for the built environment and demonstrates a collaborative and coaching leadership style, with proven experience in building collaborations among disciplines and with multiple stakeholders.

You are expected to have broad knowledge of and in-depth experience in application-inspired research in the field of Concrete Structures. Besides being a bright scientist, you are a team player who enjoys connecting people and working together.

Scientific creativity is required as well as proven ability to attract funding from diverse sources and open new directions for scientific developments within the research field of Concrete Structures.

Furthermore you have capacity for strategic thinking and formulating a roadmap that will ensure optimal contribution of the Group to future challenges.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Fixed-term
contract: Nader te bepalen.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. (salary indication: €5.749-€10.106 per month). A tax scheme might by applicable.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.
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.

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.

EMPLOYER
Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

DEPARTMENT
Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in seven departments.

The Concrete Structures Group is part of the Engineering Structures department, chaired by Prof. dr. Andrei V. Metrikine. To learn more about your possible future colleagues visit the group's webpages.

More information about the entire Faculty and other departments can be found here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information about this vacancy you can direct your questions to recruitment-citg@tudelft.nl. Your message will be relayed to right person who will get in touch and provide you with an answer.


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Deadline for application

2021-01-04


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