Assistant Professor Robust Nonlinear Computational Methods for Large-Scale Structures

Assistant Professor Robust Nonlinear Computational Methods for Large-Scale Structures

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30 Dec 15 Feb Delft
Do you have scientific interest in the societally relevant field of nonlinear analysis of damage and failure behaviour of civil engineering structures?

Job description

Civil structures need to be safe and reliable. Meanwhile, loading of these structures is increasing, structures are ageing and suffer from environmental influences (weathering, but also ground movements). The adequate analysis of nonlinear damage and failure behaviour of civil engineering structures is therefore an important research field, requiring robust, efficient and reliable nonlinear computational methods to be applied at the large-scale structural level in a parametric setting. In this field you will focus on (i) robust constitutive models and advanced and fast nonlinear solution procedures for quasi-brittle failures, (ii) integrating them with validation testing and structural monitoring, and (iii) combining them with probabilistic analysis and reliability at the large-scale structural level. You will develop and apply such models for the serviceability limit state (damage, cracking) and the ultimate limit state (collapse) of newly to be designed, existing or retrofitted structures.

Close cooperation with partners in knowledge institutions, other scientific partners and industry is important. The tenure track includes publishing in peer reviewed journal papers, acquiring funding for research (industry, EU and NWO) and contributing to courses on MSc and/or BSc level.

The position in Structural Mechanics is located within 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), to meso-scale (structures) and to macro-scale (infrastructures/systems). The department governs the entire life cycle from develop, design, build, maintain, operate to demolish or reuse. The department has strong competences in modelling and design for both civil infrastructures as well as buildings. This provides the opportunity to bring computational modelling and mechanics in contact with the materials micro-lab, the Stevin structures lab and with structural design.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

We seek a colleague who has the dedication to pursue a career in academia. You have an outstanding scientific track record and are able to build and give a firm scientific boost to our knowledge and understanding of nonlinear computational methods in relation to large civil structures. You can, through your research, management skills and teaching qualities, inspire co-workers and students alike. Our future colleague is expected to establish a strong, externally funded research programme and is committed to excel in teaching Structural Mechanics at undergraduate (Dutch or English) as well as graduate level (English).

Furthermore:

  • You hold a master degree in civil or structural engineering, as well as a PhD and additional experience in a postdoctoral or industrial position.
  • You enjoy working in a team, like to work in a cooperative and amicable environment and possess good organisational and communication skills.
  • You must be proficient in spoken and written English. International applicants are encouraged to acquire knowledge of Dutch. 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1.5 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.
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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

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 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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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof.dr.ir. Jan Rots, tel. +31 15 278 3799, email: j.g.rots@tudelft.nl. For more information about the application procedure, please contact recruitment CiTG, e-mail: recruitment-citg@tudelft.nl.

 

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD03212

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 15 February 2023 via the application button and upload:

  • Your motivation letter
  • CV
  • Vision statement of maximum 2 pages on research and education.

Please note:

  • 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 15 February 2023 via the application button and upload:

  • Your motivation letter
  • CV
  • Vision statement of maximum 2 pages on research and education.

Please note:

  • 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 15 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).