Full Professor in Building Services

Full Professor in Building Services

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9 Mar 1 Sep Eindhoven

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Job description

Are you a thought leader in the field of Building Services and do you have a strong international reputation within this field? Are you passionate about research, education, and cross-over collaborations with other subdisciplines? This vacancy is part of the Irène Curie Fellowship and is currently only open to female candidates.

Job Description

With your strong academic background you are able to demonstrate your excellence in the field of Building Services.

The unit Building Physics and Services comprises six main focus areas, namely: Building Acoustics, Building Lighting, Building Materials, Building Performance, Building Physics, and Building Services. Together they constitute the Building Physics and Services research program, with an outstanding international reputation.

Within this academic field the main responsibility of the Building Services research group in research and education is the seamless integration of the building services in the building design, aiming for healthy, comfortable and sustainable buildings. Possible future research directions of the candidate could include, but are not limited to:
  • Building energy management systems
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Energy conversion technologies
  • Building - Electrical grid interaction
  • Commissioning and big data analysis

Moreover, in the spirit of the Department, you are going to initiate and maintain cross-over collaborations with the other subdisciplines in the department to leverage the impact of such collaborations on societal challenges, both in education and research. Collaborations with other departments, for example via the TU/e institutes, and with industrial partners are encouraged.

You will be allocated in the unit Building Physics and Services (BPS) and force ties with the existing academic staff within the unit BPS, including, but not limited to, the assistant professor currently employed in the Building Services research group. As a professor you are using your leadership skills to excel in supporting the development of talent, taking into account differences between disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds that come with an internationally oriented university. Finally, apart from research and education, you will share the responsibility for the management of the department by being involved in the unit BPS strategy and managerial tasks in the department.

The Department

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 modeling). 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, and 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, EngDs 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.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Motivated and ambitious researcher in Building Services, with the ability to conduct high quality academic research that is demonstrated by a relevant PhD thesis and publications in high impact journals; possibly supplemented with an affinity in Building Performance research;
  • A strong international reputation in the field of Building Services;
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, aimed at developing people and creating synergy;
  • Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills for managing professionals in his/her own research group and the overarching disciplinary unit;
  • Personal experience with acquiring external research funding from (inter-) national funding bodies or industry;
  • Extensive education experience and proven didactic skills at both undergraduate and graduate level and experience in successfully supervising PhD candidates and mentoring early career scientists;
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English, the teaching language at TU/e.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • As an Irène Curie Fellow, you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career.  
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V38.6436


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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