Lecturer in Applied Architecture - Building Comfort

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen



Appointment Characteristics

You will be recruited for a limited duration from 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020.

Extension or appointment is possible.

The maximum granted seniority from the private sector and / or as a self-employed person is 10 years for this position. This useful professional experience can be granted if you provide the necessary supporting documents and after examining the complete file. To the extent applicable, seniority may be increased by seniority from the public sector.

Job Description

As a lecturer in the Applied Architecture program you are responsible for the “Building comfort” component of the Detailing module 2. You 

teach the students about this

EPB regulations and you teach them how to work with the regular EPB software.

Ventilation techniques, ventilation systems and the corresponding settlements.

Acoustics, principles, calculations and the application of specific building materials.

You use open communication with the students and you teach the knowledge to be introduced in an interactive way, so that the students can quickly gain insight into the relevant subject and can apply it in a simple context.

You supervise Architecture projects in semesters 3 and 4, where students compile environmental applications and prepare the plans for implementation by the contractor.

Hereby you are able to point out to students from their practical knowledge the correctness of their plans and the reality of the implementation that they propose in their plans.


Required diploma and knowledge:

  • Masters in Architecture or related.
  • C1 English certificate or willing to achieve this

If you have a foreign diploma, with the exception of the Netherlands, a certificate of equivalence from NARIC (www.naric.be)  must be added.

Howest competence profile:

  • You take on your professional role in a committed manner.
  • You are open minded.
  • You are a team player.
  • You respond adequately and agile to change and innovation.
  • You are convinced of the importance of social commitment.
  • You are a broad networker and you bring your professional network within Howest.
  • You help build the international dimension of Howest.
  • You have an attitude of lifelong learning.

Job-specific competence profile

  • You love architecture in all its aspects
  • You have experience with compiling and submitting environmental permits.
  • You master the EPB regulations and the EPB software.
  • You have a technical attitude and you have experience with the application of ventilation systems and their calculation.
  • You are aware of acoustic preconditions within the construction industry and the calculation of the application possibilities.
  • You have a critical but enthusiastic capacity to guide the students through the elaboration of their architectural projects, both during design and during implementation.
  • You enjoy working in a team and you also take on team-related tasks (such as (theme) meetings, module and semester meetings, information days, project weeks, etc.).
  • You work constructively in a positive-critical manner on the development of the vision of the study program in the study program.


At least 10 years of experience within the Construction world.


Howest, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen, is an atypical, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial college. We try to put our core values, Serve Empower Care, into practice every day. We take care of our students and train them to be immediately employable professionals.

Howest is an open and pluralistic college, with respect for diversity. As an agile and decisive organization, Howest offers its employees maximum opportunities to develop. Howest offers a team-oriented work environment.

More Info

For substantive information you can contact: 
Sigrid Pinnoy - Professor of Applied Architecture 

For information about the appointment characteristics you can contact: 
Luc Verhalle - director of personnel and HR 

Application Procedure

Applications are only sent electronically via https://ses.howest.be and this at the latest on 18/08/2019. You register with a login and password. We also ask you to upload your CV, motivation letter and diploma in the system. Once registered, you must also effectively apply for this vacancy.

Candidates are screened based on the CV and motivation letter. Those who qualify further are invited for a selection interview.

The selection interview will take place on August 22, 2019, from 11 am.

In your application, please refer to Polytechnicpositions.com