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Assistant Professor (f/m) Sustainable Civil Engineering and Management

University of Twente (UT). Enschede (Niederlande), 06.07.2017

Assistant Professor Sustainable Civil Engineering and Management


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

Job description

Sustainability has become a key element in design, construction and maintenance of building and infrastructures and will grow more important over next decades. Therefore, we want to strengthen our team in this domain, and invite applications for an assistant professorship on Sustainability in Civil Engineering. In particular, we look for expertise in the design, construction, retrofit, and preservation of civil infrastructural systems and their interactions with the environment. Key ingredients in this respect are energy and CO2 saving, smart and sustainable materials; life cycle assessments; sensing and monitoring technologies; intelligent and automated systems for the design and construction of durable, adaptable, reusable and recyclable civil engineering systems.


As the new assistant professor you will take part in the teaching tasks of our group. You will be leading and responsible for: the sustainability content of the BSc Civil Engineering program, a profile course in the MSc Construction Management & Engineering program and supervision of BSc- MSc-projects. The teaching load will be about 50%. If you are not yet formally qualified for teaching at universities, we offer a program to obtain this qualification within 2 years (University Teaching Qualification, UTQ).


The transition to a circular and energy sustainable infrastructure requires extending research in the field of sustainable energy and circularity. We expect you to be an independent researcher able to identify the academic questions related to challenges in society with respect to the impact of climate change, urbanisation, energy transformation and increased mobility. You are expected and supported to publish in high quality international refereed journals, and to attract external funding for junior researchers (PDEng, PhD and PD positions), of whom you will of course be the daily supervisor. Courses and mentorship will be provided to further develop your research and academic leadership skills.

Start: a.s.a.p. after October 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 strong publication record)
  • You are a passionate academic and experienced teacher in higher education (or striving to become so)
  • 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 projects
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 CV, a full publication list and two references by link below, before September 1, 2017.

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