Teacher Heritage & Architecture - Technology oriented

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Sep 11, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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We are looking for a teacher to teach in courses and design studios focusing on condition assessment and design for intervention of historic buildings, listed and unlisted (new heritage). You have practical experience with and are able to guide students in the identification of structural behavior of (traditional) building structures and detailing. The focus of this position lies on education in the Master Architecture in close collaboration with teachers in architecture and specialists in historic building materials. You are expected to coach a new generation of architects capable of dealing with specialist knowledge regarding historic as well as present state-of-the-art constructions and materials to enhance the sustainability of buildings through preservation and adaptation.

The section Heritage & Architecture (HA) at the Department Architectural Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Architecture, and the Built Environment of TU Delft focuses on values-based redesign, meaning to focus on heritage conservation and adaptive reuse. Since 2015, the section of HA is structured in a triangular framework defined by the distinctive, yet strongly complementary knowledge domains: Values + Technology + Design.

At Heritage & Architecture, the discovery, assessment and strategic use of the built environment and its values are studied, taught and further developed in greater diversity and efficiency. We seek to grow knowledge and educate new generations that creatively redesign heritage, respecting its values recognized by society, and raise its future functional use and its sustainability, by smartly matching and developing the adequate, innovative technology and materials for heritage conservation and by maximizing the impact for both the people and the planet. We believe that the future grows from the existing.

The section Heritage & Architecture delivers specific education (design studios and other courses) in the minor of the Bachelor Bouwkunde, MSc 1 Architecture, MSc 2 Architecture, MSc 3/4 Architecture and in the MSc Building Technology.


  • A master’s degree in architecture, building technology or civil engineering.
  • You have additional knowledge and experience in more than one of the following domains:
    • Historic construction techniques and building materials and their conservation
    • Condition assessment and damage diagnosis (diagnostic, analytical)
    • Treatment and mitigation measures (interventive, problem-solver)
    • Redesign of historic details to match future needs
    • Circularity and LCA in heritage conservation
  • A strong aptitude for teaching
  • A very good command of the English language
  • A good command of the Dutch language is preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (students, faculty and staff) to create a supportive learning environment.
  • Research (academic or practical) and teaching experience is preferred, but this is not compulsory.

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (based on scale 10: € 2.960,00 – € 4.670,00). The employment contract is agreed for 1 year, with a possibility of a permanent contract. The position is open for 16 hours per week. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service addresses the needs of new international employees and those of their partners and families. The Coming to Delft Service offers personalised assistance during the preparation of the relocation, finding housing and schools for children (if applicable). In addition, a Dual Career Programme for partners is offered. The Coming to Delft Service will do their best to help you settle in the Netherlands.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has a leading role in education and research worldwide. The driving force behind the faculty’s success is its robust research profile combined with the energy and creativity of its student body and academic community. It is buzzing with energy from early in the morning until late at night, with four thousand people studying, working, designing, conducting research and acquiring and disseminating knowledge. Our faculty has a strong focus on ‘design-oriented research’, which has given it a top position in world rankings.

Staff and students are working to improve the built environment with the help of a broad set of disciplines, including architectural design, urban planning, building technology, social sciences, process management, and geo-information science. The faculty works closely with other faculties, universities, private parties, and the public sector, and has an extensive network in the Netherlands as well as internationally.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Additional information

More information about Heritage & Architecture education can be found here: Heritage & Architecture.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Wido Quist, w.j.quist@tudelft.nl. For more information about the recruitment procedure, please contact Julia Kreuwel, HR Advisor, e-mail: HR-BK@tudelft.nl.

A first round of interviews is scheduled for Thursday September 28.

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 11 September 2023 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.


Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment


Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers






€ 2.960,00 – € 4.670,00


University graduate