Full professor of Integrated Project Delivery in Construction Management
Posted by: University of Twente (UT)
Posted date: 2017-Sep-19
This Chair aims to study, develop and teach new process approaches, methods and technologies to improve integration and innovation for the infrastructure life cycle.
While focussing on integrated project delivery, the research effort of this Chair is particularly focussed on bridging the gap between planning, construction and asset management. Construction projects are dynamic and complex projects with a wide variety of stakeholders and interests. Understanding these processes and designing approaches to manage these interests form the core of this Chair. The Chair is expected to contribute to support systems for complex decision-making processes, in particular for: project delivery; risk and technology development; and life cycle approaches. Integration within the project, and integration of the project in the infrastructure network are seen as key in this respect.
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.
Further information can be found in the complete brochure on: https://www.utwente.nl/en/chair-of-project-management-and-integration-in-construction/
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. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions about the post on +31 (0)20 240 4378 or jack.bircherperrettlaver.com. Applications can be uploaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference number 3193. The deadline for applications is October 16th 2017.
The University of Twente is passionate about diversity and therefore strongly supports applications from females.
Conditions of employment
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.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.