As one of the world’s leading training grounds for these engineers, TU Delft views its role in society as supplying technological solutions that take us significantly further along the road towards sustainability and a flourishing economy.
About the Role
We are recruiting an Assistant Professor to strengthen and extend our team for research and education activities in the field of Real Estate Economics. We are looking for a candidate with expertise, experience and enthousiasm for teaching and doing research on real estate economics, with a focus on the relationship between real estate value, and the costs of real estate, and the physical quality of real estate and it's environment, focusing specifically on sustainability. The candidate will join a highly ranked department, faculty and university and work in an international team of highly committed and successful academics in the department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE), working as part of the group of Real Estate Management. The department emphasises on the user perspective, designing strategies and tools to implement this perspective in Real Estate Management. Next to that, our research focuses on the lifecycle of the built environment at all scales and the dynamics of those cycles. Analyses are based on sustainability, life cycle costs and total cost of use and ownership. In real estate economics research, we are developing economic substantiation for real estate decision making, to support actors who shape or influence the built environment, like investors, developers, designers, engineers, owners and users. The work has strong ties with other groups and research topics within the department, namely urban development management, and design and construction management.
The aim of the new position is to enhance the profile of our teaching and research, with a specific focus on research by design and educational renewal. The candidate is expected to teach bachelor and master courses (BSc Bouwkunde, MSc track Management in the Built Environment (MBE) and take on course coordination and course development tasks. The candidate will also be playing an active role in initiating and contributing to research bids and funded projects, supervising PhD candidates and writing academic publications. This will require close collaboration with scholars in the department of MBE and/or the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, as well as with experts in different domains outside the university.
The expected start date is Autumn 2020.
The candidate should:
- hold a PhD degree in real estate economics or related fields;
- have excellent knowledge in real estate economics and have affinity with real estate management, architecture and built environment studies;
- have excellent academic skills, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications;
- have strong (proven) didactic skills and teaching experience in BSc and MSc education;
- preferably have experience in PhD supervision and writing research proposals;
- take on (teaching/research) coordination tasks and have a keen interest in education innovation;
- be able to communicate, write and teach in Dutch and English on an academic level.
What We Offer
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. For circumstances as having children or parental leave during the tenure track, it is possible to delay the definitive assessment and extend the Tenure Track appointment to a maximum of 8 years.
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. Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. 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, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.
This job is available for international candidates.