Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

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17 Apr 11 May Delft

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Job description

We are recruiting an Assistant Professor to strengthen and extend our research and education activities at the intersection of landscape, architecture and urban design. Our work focusses on spatial design-oriented research on the urban landscape and landscape architecture compositions, and the development of the theoretical foundations of landscape architecture. There are strong ties with urban planning and environmental technology/3D geo-information.

The aim of the new position is to extend our research activities by working on research bids and projects, and writing academic publications. This will require close collaboration with scholars and designers in the faculty, as well as with experts in different domains outside the university. Apart from this research task, the candidate has to teach (BSc and MSc), develop curriculum, and take on coordination of aspects of education.

The expected start date is 1 August 2018, or as soon as possible.

A tenure track position is intended to lead to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an associate professor. It offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the tenure track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic. We offer a structured career and personal development programme designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible. For more information about the tenure track and the personal development programme, please visit



Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The candidate should:
- hold a PhD degree in landscape architecture or related fields such as urban design and architecture;
- have ample design experience and knowledge in  landscape architecture and urban design;
- have the ability to work with digital instruments and software is an advantage;
- have excellent academic skills, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications;
- have proven didactic skills and teaching experience in BSc and MSc education;
- have an affinity for coordination tasks and writing research proposals.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: Tenure Track.

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made by the fifth year on whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. Candidates who do not speak Dutch are expected to have Dutch language skills within three years. The TU Delft offers training to learn Dutch or/and improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.


Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment

Since its foundation 110 years ago, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has built up a solid international reputation for training architects, urban planners and designers, as well as for its research portfolio and coaching of PhD candidates. With around 2600 students and 500 staff members, with around 230 FTEs devoted to academic positions, our faculty is one of the largest of Delft University of Technology and one of the most prestigious architecture and the built environment faculties globally. Traditionally, the faculty has prioritised high-quality training in design and research in the field of the built environment. Over 40 chairs cover a wide range of academic areas in design, process and technology, which together cover the entire field of the built environment.

The Department of Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology was established in 1948 and since then has contributed to academic knowledge of the urban environment and design and planning interventions. The Urbanism research group’s core task is to mobilise its multidisciplinary knowledge, skills and reputation towards the creation of more sustainable living environments. The priority is to contribute solutions to the urgent challenges of urbanisation in the context of climate change.

The Section Landscape Architecture focusses on knowledge acquisition, strategy making and exploration of the spatial design of landscape compositions and systems in the built environment. Through fundamental research and practical applications scholars in landscape architecture explore the potential of spatial, temporal and material dimensions of landscape – including ecological, social, and technical aspects – advancing action and thinking on the development of (urban) landscapes at multiple scales. The Section is responsible for its own master track and is involved in the Faculty’s bachelor programme and other (post-)master tracks.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3475—€4757 per month
  • University graduate
  • BK2018/07


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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