Full Professor or Associate Professor Structural Design

Full Professor or Associate Professor Structural Design

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26 May 15 Jun Delft

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Job description

We have a vacancy for a professor/associate professor Structural Design (0,5-1,0 fte). Focus of this position will be mainly on buildings and civil infrastructures, with special emphasis on advanced structural design technologies in relation to existing and novel construction materials. We are looking for a candidate who plays a senior, agenda-setting role in the field of structural design, responding to societal needs with respect to safe and environmentally friendly design of structures, and to demands from industry. This leading role is also expected in education, where we are looking for a candidate who is able to teach, guide and inspire BSc, MSc and PhD-students.

The position is part of the department Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3MD). 3MD focuses on the design, mechanics, materials and management of civil infrastructures and buildings. A multi-scale research approach is followed, starting at micro-scale (materials level), to meso-scale (structures level) and to macro-scale (infrastructures/systems level). The department governs the entire life cycle from develop, design, build, maintain, operate to demolish or reuse, and has strong competences in modelling and design for civil infrastructures as well as buildings.

Within the section Applied Mechanics a group is working on Structural Design. Main focus of this group is to realize safe, reliable and sustainable structures and infrastructures. This field is deeply influenced by a demand to reduce negative impact of structures and infrastructures on society. Societal challenges are climate change, risk and uncertainty quantification and increasing pressure on use of space. New emerging technologies in structural design (e.g. parametric design, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, digitisation of the design and construction chain) together with further developments in existing technologies (BIM, advanced/virtual FEM, digital prototyping) are expected to have major impact. The group is deeply involved in education, providing four courses in the BSc-program of Civil Engineering and eight courses in the MSc-program of Civil Engineering.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


For this position we seek a candidate holding a PhD or having a convincing design or applied research portfolio. In this domain the candidate is nationally and internationally acknowledged for his or her expertise. The candidate must be actively involved in the relevant academic and industrial networks. We expect the candidate to have experience in teaching and guiding MSc- and PhD-students and experience in modern teaching methods. Furthermore, the candidate publishes in internationally recognized journals, can secure research grants and has excellent English proficiency skills. 


  • We expect you to develop close working relations with the Dutch Industry, therefore speaking Dutch, or the willingness to learn Dutch within the first two years of your appointment is essential.
  • Close cooperation with other members of the scientific staff of the section and wider university is part of the job.
  • You are able to inspire students and convey their passion for and knowledge of structural design for example via lectures.

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: €5039-€9812 per month). 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.


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. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers both in business and in a social context. TU Delft offers 16 Bachelor’s and 32 Master’s programmes to more than 23,000 students. Our scientific staff consists of 3,500 staff members and 2,800 PhD candidates. Together we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


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 the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • Doctorate
  • TUD00211


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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