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Assistant Professor (f/m) in Systems Engineering for Circularity and Life Cycle Perspectives

University of Twente (UT). Enschede (Niederlande), 18.07.2017

Assistant Professor in Systems Engineering for Circularity and Life Cycle Perspectives


Function types
Scientific fields
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About employer
Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
Engineering, Economics
40.0 hours per week
€ 3111 - € 4757
University of Twente (UT)

Job description

From a sustainability perspective, circularity and life cycle approaches are becoming key elements in the design, construction and maintenance of buildings and infrastructures. It requires the collaboration of different kinds of organizations including owners, delivery clients, consultants, contractors, and the supply chain. There is a need to synthesize knowledge across their different professional expertise, roles and responsibilities in the building life cycle. A systems design and engineering approach to civil infrastructure therefore has significant potential. This is why we want to strengthen our team and invite applications for an assistant professorship in Systems Engineering with a research focus on the integration of circularity and the life cycle perspective in the design, construction and maintenance of civil infrastructures.
Teaching: As assistant professor you will contribute to System Engineering Courses in our BSc program and Master programme in Civil Engineering and Management, and to the education/supervision in our program for Professional Doctorates in Engineering. Also, you will supervise BSc- and MSc-thesis projects. The total teaching load will be about 50%. If you are not yet formally qualified for teaching at universities, we offer a program and mentoring to obtain this qualification within 2 years (University Teaching Qualification, UTQ).
Research: We expect you to work as an independent researcher able to identify the academic questions in practical applications related to Systems Engineering, Circularity and Life Cycle Perspectives. You are able to bridge between academic research results and engineering practice and publish research results in high quality international refereed journals. you also have a positive attitude towards building networks and attracting external funding (national science foundation, EU, government and industry) for junior researchers (PhD and PDEng positions), of whom you will become the daily supervisor.

Start: asap after November 1st 2017.


You hold a PhD in a field relevant to the field of sustainable civil engineering and management, and track record in civil engineering and/ or construction management research (preferably excellent publication record);
  • You are a passionate academic and experienced teacher in higher education (or striving to become so) and are willing to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ);
  • You are able to reach out to colleagues and practice and operate at the crossroads of disciplines;
  • You are a team player with a positive attitude and good communication skills;
  • You have good mentoring skills to supervise BSc, Msc, PDEng and PhD students.
Due to our goal to have a healthy gender balance, we particularly encourage women to apply.

Information and application

For further information, please contact prof.dr. A.G. Dorée,, phone +31-(0)53-4894058, or prof.dr. J.I.M. Halman,, phone +31-(0)53-4893934. Interested candidates can upload their application, including a motivation letter, CV, a full publication list and two references before September 1, 2017 through the link below (max. 3 documents).

Conditions of employment

You will initially be employed for a period of 2 years, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. Gross monthly salary is between € 3.111,- and € 4.757,- depending on your experience and qualifications. In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus), excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.

Bewerbungsschluss: 01.09.2017