Professor of Project Management and Integration in Construction

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University of Twente

Enschede, Netherlands

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Role Managed by:

Dr Jack Bircher

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 16/10/2017

The University of Twente, founded in 1961, is a leading young, entrepreneurial university. We are setting standards in new technologies and seeking to stimulate change, renewal and progress in society. Ranked among the top one per cent of universities worldwide, we pride ourselves on the capacity to work closely both with the engineering technologies of the future and with behavioral and social science research to produce creative and ground breaking solutions. We have a rare vision of combining high tech human touch with a true entrepreneurial spirit. This enables innovation and collaboration across disciplines, approaches and sectors.

The group of Construction Management & Engineering, embedded within Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, is an international center of excellence, developing new scientific insights and approaches to improve the performance of the construction industry. The group’s special focus is on innovative ways for engaging partners within the complete value chain and integrating social and technical aspects (High Tech – Human Touch). The Chair is one of the core pillars of the civil engineering and construction management programme. It aims to study, develop and teach new process approaches, methods and technologies to improve Integration and Innovation for the infrastructure life cycle. This reflects the University’s multidisciplinary focus and its entrepreneurial character. While focusing on integrated project delivery the research effort of this chair is particularly aimed at bridging the gap between planning, construction and asset management.

You are an internationally renowned scientist in the field of construction management with a track record in civil engineering, an excellent and experienced teacher in higher education, and an inspiring leader of a multi-disciplinary team. You have an excellent publication record in international journals and conferences, and shown experience with securing research funding. Your chair will focus on the organization and management of complex engineering projects, and more specifically on integrated project delivery. It will have a foundation in systems based methodologies and risk management in construction projects. With a demonstrable ability to operate in an interdisciplinary environment you will play a leading and inspiring role in further developing and strengthening the civil engineering program within the Faculty.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Applications should consist of a covering letter explaining motivation and qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. The deadline for applications is 9am CEST on Monday 16th October 2017.

The University of Twente is passionate about diversity and therefore strongly supports applications from females.