The Department of the Built Environment
houses a unique wide spectrum of disciplinary knowledge in the fields of architecture, urban planning and building technology (e.g. structural design, building physics, materials technology and building information modelling). We act at various levels of scale, from materials to buildings to cities and pay attention to the impact of design and technology on humans. This diversity profiles us, and we cherish it. Our mission is to educate students and advance science and technology from the perspective of the built environment and for the benefit of humanity. We integrate teaching, research and design in one educational program to empower students to become thought leaders, to (re)shape cities and the construction industry beyond the limits of the current imagination.
The department employs about 260 academic staff members, including approximately 190 PhDs, PDEngs and Postdocs, organized in disciplinary units. Scientists within the units are encouraged to team up over the borders of their own field of expertise in cross-disciplinary research and education on the themes: energy transition, sustainability and inclusiveness. Through cooperation with other departments in the TU/e institutes on Energy Transition (EIRES
), Artificial Intelligence (EAISI
) and the self-founded Urban Development Initiative (UDI
) we create new ecosystems with governmental agencies and industry and thereby contribute to a healthy, sustainable and inclusive built environment.The newly appointed full professor
is expected to hold a strong academic profile and should be able to demonstrate excellence in the field of architecture, with a focus on either theory and history or sustainability. The academic profile will further be detailed by the specific expertise of the candidate. Moreover, we expect the newly appointed professor to initiate and maintain cross-over collaborations with the other (technological) subdisciplines in the department to preserve the rich tradition in cross-over collaborations of the department, both in education and research.
The newly appointed professors will be allocated in the architectural unit (AUDE) and is expected to force ties with the existing academic staff and teachers, some of them with small appointments and associated to their own architectural firm. We expect leadership skills that excels in supporting the development of talent, taking into account differences between disciplines, cultures and backgrounds that comes with an international oriented university. Finally, the professor is expected to participate, apart from research and education, in managerial tasks in the department (including periodically chairing the unit).