The following announcement of a research position at the technical
university in Delft, NL was recently sent to me. I hope it can be
filled by one among our number.
The position is advertised in English, which suggests that the
university will obtain a work visa for foreign applicants, so
it is a possible means for non-EU citizens to move to Europe.
Urban design on the march
The Faculty of Architecture Section of the Delft University of Technology
(TU Delft) seeks a full-time PhD Researcher. On the premise that urban
design is a practical science, the objective of the research is to provide a
mathematical foundation for existing spatial organizational principles and
theoretical urban and regional models, and to revise these or construct new
ones where necessary.The practical implications these principles and models
may have in the light of social wants and needs are also of relevance.
You have a masters degree in applied physics or math
or the equivalent, and an abiding interest in urban
and regional design.You possess an inquisitive mind
and are inherently methodical. During the initial
phase of the research, you will be responsible for compiling any infor-mation
that is lacking in either mathematics or urban design. Another
essential aspect of the position will be your ability to familiarize yourself
with the research approach employed by Mathematics Professor Salingaros,
who will act as co-supervisor, Professor Drewe, and Ms. Klaasen.
Developing scientific knowledge
Up until now, scientifically grounded substantive knowledge in the area
of urban design has been inadequately available. Urban design has
traditionally been overshadowed by a closely related discipline spe-cifically,
architecture. As a consequence, urban design has barely received
any consideration as an independent field of science. Another contri-buting
factor to the pre-scientific status of urban design is its intrinsic
complexity. Professor Salingaros, of the University of Texas at San
Antonio, has taken one initiative towards developing a scientific body
of knowledge for urban design. His publications are available online at:
For information,please contact Ms. I.T. Klaasen, phone:
+31 15 278 40 42, E-mail: i.t.klaasen@...
For procedural details, contact Ms. M.Karsdorp, phone:
+ 31 15 278 33 61, E-mail: m.karsdorp@...
Please send application and CV,
stating Vacancy No. BK2002/06, to
Ms. M. Karsdorp, The Faculty of
Architecture Section, Personnel &
Organization Dept., Delft University
of Technology, Berlageweg 1, 2628
CR Delft, The Netherlands.
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