Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Architecture Theory
Architecture & the Built Environment
Maximum of 32 hours per week (0,8 in-E)
Duration of contract:
€3427 to €4691 per month gross
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.
The Department of Architecture provides high-quality educational programmes and conducts advanced academic research
at an internationally competitive level of excellence in the field of architecture, with a strong focus on the social
and cultural relevance of architectural knowledge and architectural design. The Department attracts an important
number of international and Dutch students, academics and practitioners, thus holding a key position among the
five departments that make up the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft.
The Architecture Theory Chair engages contemporary architecture theory as an expanded field. It investigates the
transdisciplinary relations of architecture as a productive domain of culture, emphasising the connections between
architectural knowledge, its discourse and practice, and its ’outside’. The Architecture Theory Chair conducts
research on architecture as a material-discursive practice, linking the theoretical domains of the discipline
to its design. Hence it holds a key position within the department.
The Architecture Theory Chair is currently developing a comprehensive research profile and educational programme
with the aim of strengthening the position and outreach of architecture theory within the Department of Architecture
and beyond. To this end the Architecture Theory Chair is offering a post-doctoral research fellowship to a candidate
who will contribute, complement and expand the expertise of the current staff under the ’Ecologies of Architecture’
research profile (http://www.tudelft-architecture.nl/chairs/architecture-theory/research
). The post-doctoral
researcher must be knowledgeable in contemporary developments of architecture theory, and demonstrate familiarity
and affinity with one or both areas of investigation of the Chair. The post-doctoral research fellow will submit a
research outline proposal, which shall be developed and implemented within the duration of the position. The candidate
is expected to obtain funding for the implementation of her/his research project within this period, as well as to
assist the Chair in the preparation and submission of second and third stream research funding applications for
collaborative research initiatives. The post-doctoral fellow will work closely with the current staff, contributing
to the existing lines of research and education of the Chair, assisting in the review of output, and aiding in the
organisation of events.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Architecture Theory in addition to the following qualifications:
Conditions of employment
- Substantial research experience (minimum four years) in Architecture Theory, Philosophy and Architectural Design
- Experience in the preparation and application of second and third stream funding for academic research projects
- Familiarity with academic funding organisations and bodies, and their respective procedures and protocols
- Substantial research output track in Architecture Theory
- Substantial teaching experience in Architecture Theory and Architecture Design.
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.