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Assistant Professor in Design of Concrete Structures - 3D printing of concrete

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Ass. Professor Structural Design of Concrete Structures - 3D Printing of Concrete


The Department of the Built Environment invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in the Chair of Structural Design of Concrete Structures within the unit Structural Design. The assistant professorship is a tenure track position, related to 3D printing of concrete, that includes teaching, research, valorization and administrative duties.


Position: Assistant Professor


Departments: Department of the Built Environment


FTE: 1,0


Date off: 13/08/2017


Reference number: V38.2949


Job description

The unit Structural Design (SD) of the Department of the Built Environment is a leading research and educational institute in the field of structural engineering in the built environment. The chair of Structural Design of Concrete Structures develops the technology of 3D concrete printing for structural applications in the built environment. The print process is simulated for reasons of predictability and the structural properties of printed concrete and printed concrete components are modelled and tested experimentally. Customized, non-destructive test methods are developed to meet the demands of this new material, during and after the print process. Examples of present projects are the modelling of the failure behavior of fresh concrete during the print session, the development of new test methods to characterize the properties of fresh concrete as well as the bond strength between the filaments, the improvement of the structural performance by means of the inclusion of fibers and reinforcement already during the print process, and the design and testing of structural joints between prefabricate components. The purpose of the research is to understand and improve the structural nature of printed concrete and to define test methods to characterize the performance.

The assistant professor position that is offered focuses on the experimental research related to 3D concrete printing, including the operation of our large-scale gantry robot and industrial robot. Due to many similarities, you will also collaborate closely and participate actively in experimental research in masonry structures. As an assistant professor, you will contribute to achieving the educational and research objectives of the chair of Structural Design of Concrete Structures and support in research on masonry structures. You will participate in the teaching of courses and the supervision of MSc and PhD students. You will be involved in the writing of research proposals and the acquisition of external funds to strengthen current and new research initiatives in the chair. You will pursue strategic internal and external collaborations, and publish your research results in high-quality scientific journals.


 Job requirements

We offer a stimulating and ambitious educational and research environment and are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

• You hold an MSc degree in engineering and a PhD degree in the field of structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or materials science.

 • You are research oriented, preferably in the field of concrete and/or masonry structures

 • You have at least 3 years of working experience in an academic environment (not including your PhD period).

 • You have an immaculate teaching record demonstrating excellence.

 • You are able to create a vibrant and effective learning environment and have the ability to motivate students.

 • You have demonstrated your research skills by means of publications in reputed journals and conference proceedings.

 • You have proven capabilities in the acquisition of research grants.

 • You have an affinity with engineering applications in the built environment and a creative mind in finding new solutions

 • You are a team player with a record in experimental research

 • You have a good command of English, both orally and in writing.

 • You can work collaboratively as well as independently


Conditions of employment

 A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university We offer a temporary appointment for five years in a 'development track'. The development track can lead to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming associate professor. This provides young and talented scientists with the opportunity to grow into an internationally acknowledged academic. Based upon performance indicators agreed upon at the start of your appointment, a decision will be made in the final year whether or not to offer you a permanent position.

 We offer support to your professional and personal development. You will be enrolled into a program to acquire the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) within 3 years. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to participate in the training Academic Leadership for Assistant Professors. Gross monthly salaries are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Salary is based on knowledge and experience and is at least € 3475 up to a max. of € 4757 gross per month (salary scale 11,CAO NU) at a fulltime appointment; plus 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year allowance. Besides that the TU/e provides an attractive package of fringe benefits (including excellent work facilities, child care and excellent sport facilities).


International candidates may be eligible to apply for the 30% facility (a tax free reimbursement of extraterritorial costs). Assistance for finding accommodation can be given.


Information and application




Further information can be obtained from: T.A.M. Salet, tel. +31 (0)40 247 5099 

More personnel information can be obtained from Femke Verheggen, personnel department, , tel. +31 (0)40 247 4796 or the HR department Built Environment (mail to Personeelszaken fac. B, ).




Please submit your application (max. 5 x 2 MB) using the Apply Now or Solliciteer Direct button on the TU/e website:


Do not send your application by email.


 Your application should consist of the following documents:


 • A Statement of Purpose explaining your motivation and qualifications for this position.


• A detailed Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications.


• Contact information of 2 references.


Apply now on-line




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