Assistant Professor of Urban Development Management

Delft University of Technology - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

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 faculty has a budget of around €38 million, of which approximately €7 million is sourced indirectly and from contracts with third parties.

Within this vibrant faculty, the Department of Management in the Built Environment helps to meet the growing demand for architects, urban planners and building engineers with knowledge and skills related to managing processes of design, planning and (re)development in and of the built environment. Since the turn of the millenium, practices in North-Western Europe are striving for an integrated, area-based approach to urban questions that cut across the public, private and civic spheres of society. This approach, which has developed strongly in the Netherlands, enjoys interest from academics and practitioners around the globe - for its process as well as its outcome.

The huge challenges faced in cities and urban regions today make it both relevant and important to explore in what ways integrated, area-based approaches to urban questions may be understood and effectively implemented, and how these can also inspire other approaches and vice versa. The Urban Development Management (UDM) team aims to expand on the academic insights achieved thus far and to further its international academic presence and reputation in close collaboration with the existing Dutch Area Development chair.

Job description
As Assistant Professor Urban Development Management, you will be part of the UDM team in pursuit of its mission: to develop useful academic concepts, tools, and principles for the management of development projects in contempory cities and urban regions. In teaching and research, your focus will be on present and new understandings of economic and financial feasibility, with special attention for the way projects create public, private, and civic value in relevant (e.g. land, real estate, energy, and other) markets. Urban Development Management is an embedded theme in various education courses in - and outside - the faculty, on both BSc. and MSc. levels, though particularly in the MBE master track and the post-experience Master City Developer programme. As Assistant Professor you are co-responsible for the content and structure of UDM education components. In addition, you participate in the MBE department's research programme, for which you will acquire and conduct externally funded research projects. You will also (co-)publish and (co-)edit papers for authoritative international academic journals, write and present conference proceedings, and (co-)produce national professional publications.

You should have a PhD degree from an internationally recognised institution and demonstrable research skills in the field(s) of real estate and/or (land use) economics and finance, with knowledge of urban geography, planning, public administration and/or management sciences. Clear ideas for expanding the UDM field are essential. In relation to this, practical experience with real estate, urban governance and/or planning is highly valued, as is experience in teaching professional as well as student audiences. In addition, you show motivation to work within a team and in a multidisciplinary environment. You should also be able to show relevant communication, management, and administrative skills, competence in written and spoken English, and willingness to learn Dutch.

Conditions of employment
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 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. The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to 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.

Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Ellen van Bueren, phone: +31 (0)15-2784515, e-mail: Applicants are requested to submit a letter of application; CV; a list of publications; details of three references and a statement of research, teaching, and leadership qualifications. Please e-mail your application by 20 March 2017 to Mrs. C. Moualed,

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number BK2017-02.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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