Tenure-track Position in Future Pavement Materials

Delft University of Technology
April 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The field of Future Materials for Pavements deals with the challenges of finding a balance between the use of recycling, waste, or biological materials and the necessary pavement properties. In the Dutch situation, these properties are often related to porous wearing courses. This involves both the (bio)chemical interactions between various material components and their effect on the mechanical pavement material characteristics. This requires insight into and affinity with a wide range of topics, including understanding of physical chemistry, experimental and computational material science, multi-scale approaches, and pavement engineering skills. In addition, a strong interest in current and future policies and regulations in this field is necessary. Translation of the acquired knowledge into practical advice on projects of the Dutch highway authority (Rijkswaterstaat) is an important part of the work.

A Tenure Track, a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or full Professor, offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic. We offer a structured career and personal development programme designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack. Applicants should have a PhD in a pavement engineering-related topic and extensive experience with both non-linear finite element and experimental techniques. They must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. They will contribute to Rijkswaterstaat projects and acquire the necessary skills in Dutch. They shall participate in the educational activities of the section and have demonstrable experience with more than two of the following themes: material science (i.e. (in)organic chemistry, physics), pavement engineering and laboratory-scale material testing and modelling of (porous) pavement materials, non-linear finite element analysis and recycling of asphalt concrete.

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