Full-time Research and Teaching Assistant Position in Architectural Engineering
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Brussels, Belgium  
2 dagen geleden
source : Academic Media Group International AB


Reference : 2021 / S100

Application deadline : 30 / 04 / 2021

Starting date : 01 / 10 / 2021

Job Description

Located in the heart of Europe, in a dynamic area, the Brussels School of Engineering offers a multicultural, friendly and green working environment.

In partnership with the Bioengineering Schools, it offers no less than three bachelor, 11 master, advanced master and two doctoral programmes.

Each year, more than 200 civil engineers and bioengineers are graduating and able of playing an active, responsible and critical role as citizens in a changing world.

Involved at the local, regional and international levels, the School actively contributes to the progress and well-being of society through applied and fundamental research at the highest level.

Department description

  • The position is open within the BATir department, a unique multidisciplinary and comprehensive engineering department in Belgium of Built Environment, from soils and rocks to materials and structures, from responsible architecture to sustainable urbanism, from engineering to architectural sciences;
  • with modelling, experimental and / or design perspectives.

  • BATir is offering several educational or training programmes : BSc in Architectural Engineering (in French); the joint BRUFACE MSc in Architectural Engineering’ and Civil Engineering’;
  • the Advanced Master in Transition Urbanism (in French and English); the Master in Urban Studies (in English), the Executive Master in Large Construction Project Management (collaboration with ADEB / VBA and VUB) and the PhD’s in Engineering and Technology’ and Architecture and Urbanism’.

    BATir is composed of 5 research units : Civil Engineering Laboratory (LGC), Laboratory of GeoMechanics (LGM), Structural and Material Computational mechanics research unit (SMC), Architectural Engineering research unit (AIA), Institute for Urban Design and Regional Planning (IUAT).

    BATir is very active and regularly involved in research projects funded by H2020 (Marie Curie, COST), FEDER, Erasmus+ (Erasmus Mundus), FNRS (including 1 EOS, 2 Starting Grants MIS and PDR), InnovIris, Walloon Region and others.

    BATir is also hosting the Belgian Association of Major Construction Contractors ADEB / VBA Chair which supports seed grants to start research projects and the Innoviris Chair in Circular Economy.

    BATir is composed of more than 100 people with 11 Faculty members, 14 part-time lecturers, 5 post-doctoral fellows, 40 PhD students, 13 part-time teaching assistants, 5 lab technicians, 3 administrative officers and many industrial or scientific external collaborators.

    Further information on current research topics can be found on the website.

    Description of the research & teaching assistant position

    The candidate will be expected to conduct high-quality research, leading to a PhD degree, in the field of architectural engineering in a broad sense and take part in the activities of the AIA research group.

    The topic of the research will be finalised jointly with the candidate and the supervisor.

    The candidate will also take part in educational activities (architectural studios, tutorials, projects, master’s thesis and pedagogical coordination) in the Bachelor and Master’s programme in architectural engineering of the Brussels School of Engineering.

    The teaching and research tasks will be balanced and regularly revised.

    A research and teaching assistant position is granted for a first term of two years, renewable for up to 2 further periods of 2 years (full time) subjected to review and approval.


    The position is open to graduates (120 ECTS master’s degree) in architectural engineering or architecture (or equivalent), complying with the enrolment conditions to the PhD programme in Architecture and Urbanism.

    Students who are about to graduate during the 2021 summer are encouraged to apply.

    Required skills

    Beyond the expected skills and competencies expected from an architectural engineer or an architect, the candidate will show research interest, in particular in architectural engineering, architecture or urbanism.

    A professional experience with a company and / or architectural or engineering office will be appreciated.

    Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate :

  • Autonomy, reliability, high motivation
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • C1 level in French and B2 level in English are required, C1 level in English will be appreciated
  • Innovative and creative thinking is a must
  • Teaching workload

    The teaching workload will be regularly revised and contain tutorials, projects, studios or thesis related to the following modules :

    ARCH-H100 Projet d'architecture I (in French)

    ARCH-H200 Projet d'architecture II (in French)

    ARCH-H300 Projet d'architecture III (in French)

    Master’s thesis in architectural engineering (in English)


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