Sat. Apr 17th, 2021

PhD position – Circular Community Challenges at TU Delft

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For this PhD theme, you will consider the social relevance of circularity and its potential in driving participatory planning or -better yet- self-organisation processes at community scale. You will explore the ways the paradigm of circularity can transcend the current models of place making to include new patterns of horizontal collaboration (not for people but with people) and to determine the impact of that collaboration in terms of new employment opportunities; quality of life; inclusion and sense of belonging.


Completed MSc degree in Architecture; Urbanism; Industrial Design and Building Technology (a Built Environment degree)

The ability to work in a team, take initiative, be result oriented, organized and creative.

Good command of verbal and written English. Dutch language is an asset.

Good people/communication skills

Prior research on circularity will be considered a plus


Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2395 per month in the first year to € 3061 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

Click HERE to go to the website of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Olga Ioannou , Assistant Professor, email:, tel: +31 (0)6 42 60 12 85.

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

For more information about the 12 PhD vacancies at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, please check our website:

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April 2021