Urban Security, environment, ecology
Permanent employment
Doctorate/PhD (EQF 8)
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The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record, a completed M.Sc., M.A. or equivalent university degree, and demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary science research. We encourage candidates with a multi-disciplinary background in Architecture, Urband Planning and Design, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design and Water Management to apply.


An affinity with sustainability transitions, the concepts of urban water systems, landscape urbanism, nature-based solutions and transdisciplinary research are highly desirable. Ideally, the candidate has first-hand experiences with theories of urban design and land-use planning, landscape ecology, water management and/or adaptive design. The project requires frequent traveling to Indian case study cities. The candidate should be proficient in English (both writing and speaking) on a C1 CEFR level (or equivalent), and willing to collaborate and travel internationally.




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. Coming to Delft Service organizes diverse events for new international employees and their accompanying partners, like Partner Career Workshops and Dutch Culture Workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, disciplinerelated and research skills. Please visit for more information.



Informeren en solliciteren

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, Assistant Professor Urban Design, email:, tel: +31152781298. Interested? Click on the ‘more information’-button on top of this page.


For information about the selection procedure, please contact Caro Coemans, HR advisor, email:


Job application

Deadline for applications is September 1st, 2019. Applicants are invited to send their application consisting of the following documents:

  • A full CV, including an overview of your academic background, and prior project or research activities (if applicable);
  • A motivation letter, specifying the candidate’s experiences and motivations for this position (in English); including a second page stating two references (names + contact details). It is recommended to include a short explanation of the relationship between the candidate and the suggested referee (i.e. supervisor, work together, acted as teaching assistant);
  • An executive summary of the candidate’s M.Sc., M.A. (or equivalent university) thesis also highlighting key insights from the thesis work (maximum length 1 page A4.
  • A completed self-assessment of current CEFR level or your level of proficiency in English language. If available: results of taken language tests in English (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL), including copies of certificates.



Important note: Documents 1, 2, 3 and 4 should be sent as one PDF file entitled: LAST-NAME-OF-APPLICANT_Water4Change.pdf (e.g. SMITH_Water4Change.pdf). Please refer to vacancy no BK2019/21 .


Important dates:

  • Application submission deadline is on the 1st of September 2019 at 18:00 CET.
  • The interviews of selected candidates will be held on the 17th of September 2019. For applicants who live outside the Netherlands we will conduct the interview via Skype.
  • Appointment will start no later than January 1st, 2020.