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Professor of Building Services Innovation

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    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    02/09/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Delft

Building Services play an important role in fostering comfort and productivity of people living and working in buildings, and in avoiding building related health effects. Current technological and social developments present business challenges transcending this sector and require a strongly cross- and interdisciplinary as well as innovative approach. The research and education envisioned by this Building Services Innovation (BSI) chair is aimed at opportunities, potential added values and challenges around contributions of various disciplines like architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, sanitation, policy and management, and ICT. How can new technologies like BIM and IoT contribute in generating added value and/or respond to changing societal questions, like energy transition and storage? The needed scientific research requires a transcending vision on the building industry as a whole. Bringing all these parties together to define, finance and execute the communal research, requires the level of an academic chair, particularly because of the complex interdisciplinary character as well as the societal relevance. The research is performed for and with companies from the industry sector and will contribute to the scientific lines of research regarding climate change, mitigation and adaption. The BSI-chair is expected to ‘institutionalise’ itself through acquisition of projects and funding, combining various domains of TU Delft in Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design Engineering and Civil Engineering as well as Policy and Management. The chair is meant to generate and boost cooperation between practice and academy. The chair will be part of the section Environmental and Computational Design within the department of Architectural Engineering and Technology, at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.


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.
TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of teaching experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.

Selection process

To apply, please send a letter of application, including a CV, a list of publications and a statement of research, teaching and leadership with a maximum of 10 pages. Please send your application by email to HR-BK@tudelft.nl by September 1, 2019.

Additional comments

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Peter Luscuere, P.G.Luscuere@tudelft.nl, +31 (0)6 53 64 95 79.

For information on the selection procedure, or the full text of the profile, please contact Nathalie Bast, HR Advisor, at n.a.bast@tudelft.nl.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

For this Professor’s position TU Delft searches a candidate who excels in knowledge and experience from practice and who shows a strong academic attitude. The candidate for this professorship demonstrates:

  • design expertise in the field of building services;
  • a broad network in the building industry, the building services sector in particular;
  • capability to acquire funding for projects;
  • strong abilities in leadership and management;
  • an academic education in building physics, building services, mechanical or electrical engineering, building technology or building engineering;
  • experience in research, demonstrable by a doctoral degree or a solid research track record, as well as publications;
  • a cooperative attitude and good social skills;
  • outstanding communication skills, also in English.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Delft University of Technology
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 405992
Posting organisation offer ID: 54620


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