Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy

Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy

Published Deadline Location
30 Jun 15 Aug Delft

Job description

The TU Delft is pleased to invite applications for a full professorship position in Spatial Planning & Strategy (SPS). The professor will be appointed at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, in the Department of Urbanism. This is a full-time appointment with a management component. The successful candidate will be expected to spend a comparable amount of time on education and research activities.

The Department of Urbanism is one of the four departments at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. The Department of Urbanism considers urbanism as a planning and design-oriented activity focused on the (re)making of better urban environments. The Department of Urbanism is a world leading knowledge hub for innovative urban and landscape design and research which is strongly rooted in the Delft Approach to design. This approach is research based and explicitly inter- and transdisciplinary. The mission of the department is to advance, share and apply knowledge on how to adapt the built environment to societal and environmental changes and how to apply design, planning and engineering interventions to better satisfy human needs, and to achieve fairer, healthier, and more resilient urban landscapes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

The professor will lead the teaching and research programme of the SPS section, one of 6 sections at the department and consisting of around 20 staff. In research, the professor contributes to deepening the understanding of theoretical perspectives on the nature, scope, and effects of spatial planning. The focus could be directed towards (i) international and European territorial governance and policy making, including their potential for advancing democracy building, sustainability, and spatial justice, (ii) contemporary methods of spatial planning, spatial planning instruments, spatial planning systems and regional design (interpreted as the interaction between institutional and spatial design), or (iii) territorial evidence and spatial planning impact assessment. The new professor SPS should continue to build on and further strengthen the interdisciplinary environment at the Department and adopt the ‘Delft approach’.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

The successful candidate has:

  • a distinguished or very promising academic career trajectory in spatial planning, built on an academic education (PhD) in planning, urbanism, or other relevant subjects.
  • a strong academic record (in relation to their age and career path), including a sound publication and teaching record (at all levels).
  • a close familiarity with one or more of the core themes of the SPS section.
  • the ability to collaborate across disciplines and areas of practice, such as urban design, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, spatial modelling, political sciences, urban sociology, or others.
  • in-depth experience with the research process (including acquisition) through major projects.
  • experience in PhD candidate supervision.
  • an affinity with the planning practice (either directly or through research or education) and demonstrates the willingness to develop a network of academics and practitioners and create visibility in professional and public debates.
  • experience or affinity with and understanding of design, the design process and design thinking.
  • leadership experience, through managing change, team-building and collaborative working.
  • perceptive interpersonal skills to be successful in a diverse, international environment with a variety of perspectives, and is sensible to respectful intercultural communication and cooperation.
  • strong verbal and written communication skills in English and the ability to clearly communicate complex ideas to students and external partners.
  • the willingness to learn Dutch (if applicable) within a reasonable timespan.

Conditions of employment

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.
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 (TU Delft) is the oldest and largest university of technology in the Netherlands and a global top 100 research-intensive university. TU Delft contributes to solving global challenges by educating new generations of socially responsible engineers and expanding the frontiers of the engineering sciences. The University aims for a balance between pursuing world-class academic excellence, providing high-quality education and developing expert solutions for societal challenges. TU Delft has embraced and acts according to their shared values: diversity, integrity, respect, engagement, courage, and trust. 

 

 

Department

Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has a leading role in education and research worldwide. The driving force behind the faculty’s success is its robust research profile combined with the energy and creativity of its student body and academic community. It is buzzing with energy from early in the morning until late at night, with four thousand people studying, working, designing, conducting research and acquiring and disseminating knowledge. Our faculty has a strong focus on 'design-oriented research’, which has given it a top position in world rankings.

Staff and students are working to improve the built environment with the help of a broad set of disciplines, including architectural design, urban planning, building technology, social sciences, process management, and geo-information science. The faculty works closely with other faculties, universities, private parties, and the public sector, and has an extensive network in the Netherlands as well as internationally.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Additional information

Applications will be considered by the selection committee by the end of August and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Wednesday 27th September 2022. Selection of and negotiations with the preferred candidate and final campus visits will take place thereafter.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €6099—€8881 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02496

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Appointment Process and How To Apply

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to support the University in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role. Queries can be directed to Jess Winfield via Jess.Winfield@perrettlaver.com or +31 (0)20 2404375.

Applications should consist of a complete curriculum vitae (including publication list), and a letter stating your motivation for and vision on the position. These documents can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting reference 5842. The closing date for applications is 9am CEST on Monday 15th August 2022.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Appointment Process and How To Apply

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to support the University in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role. Queries can be directed to Jess Winfield via Jess.Winfield@perrettlaver.com or +31 (0)20 2404375.

Applications should consist of a complete curriculum vitae (including publication list), and a letter stating your motivation for and vision on the position. These documents can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting reference 5842. The closing date for applications is 9am CEST on Monday 15th August 2022.

Make sure to apply no later than 15 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).