Assistant Professor Circularity of Engineering Materials and Structures

Assistant Professor Circularity of Engineering Materials and Structures

Published Deadline Location
3 Jun 17 Jul Delft
Challenge How can we make building more sustainable?
Change Can recycled construction materials be used on a broader scale?
Impact You will contribute to advance this field and  add more circularity in Civil Engineering

Job description

Your are to develop new green construction materials from recycled products and predict their possible range of application and assess the circularity of the construction process and building materials by minimising the use and maximizing the reuse of entire buildings and/or building materials. Moreover, we expect you  to generate a fundamental understanding of the critical engineering factors for circularity in the design, build, maintain, operating and recycling cycle of constructions.

These factors include all engineering practices, i.e., (innovative) technologies and materials, information flows, regulations, and economic driving factors (working experience in the industry will be a plus).

You  shall aim to develop your own group of researchers, delivering research output that can guide relevant stakeholders in producing more circular constructions and form the basis of advanced engineering courses in this field.

Besides conducting research you will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and supervise graduate and undergraduate students.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

You have completed a PhD in a topic that demonstrates the ability to think in fundamental concepts, develop new eco-technologies for processing secondary construction materials and model complex processes involving large amounts of data.

You should be comfortable with Process Engineering (in particular Separation technologies), Material Sciences, and Multi-scale modelling.

We expect you to have a clear style of communication of results to reach an audience with a varied background, including students. You are able to communicate with a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders (including industry partners) and develop the necessary skills for attracting funding for PhD studies.

A postdoc experience in recycling construction materials will be an advantage

Conditions of employment

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

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 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, 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.

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 and 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.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences.

The Department of Engineering Structures provides education and conducts research in the area of civil infrastructure and buildings. The department's approach is based on science/fundamentals (mechanics and material science), deepened by engineering (concrete, steel, composite, timber, road and railway structures) and broadened by design (integral design, construction design, zero-material design and design-build). The department provides basic education in the BSc civil engineering programme and three MSc programmes.

The Resources and Recycling (R&R) Chair is a highly productive research group with strong links to the minerals processing and recycling industry. The chair's ambition is to create breakthroughs in recycling by applying fundamental science to innovative processes and implementing them on the market in collaboration with the industry. The ongoing research projects combine theoretical insights and modelling with experiments in the group's laboratory and pilot plants.

R&R's main research activity is to envision innovative recycling processes for solid waste streams that are economically viable/competitive and close the loop with virgin-grade recycled materials. Scientific reviewed papers have awarded R&R's vision of circularity as in the top 3 or 5 of the world's most important views on circularity. Spin-outs from R&R's patent portfolios have reached a share value of 500 M€ to date, and one spin-out, C2CA Technology, has gained the 2021 EU Innovation radar prize for best sustainable technology.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Francesco di Maio, Research Director of the Recycling Lab, F.Dimaio@tudelft.nl

For more information about the procedure please contact recruitment-citg@tudelft.nl

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02383

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 17 July 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • 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.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 17 July 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • 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.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 17 Jul 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).