Job Opportunities

 

We invite dedicated and suitably qualified candidates for the following tenurable appointments who share our vision in Nurturing Creative Global Designers and Critical Thinkers for the Built Environment to shape Asia's Future and the World:

 

  1. 1. 2 tenure track faculty in landscape architecture for its Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programme – one to assume the Director of the Program  
  2. 2. Teaching faculty in Urban Design, to assume the position of Director of Program           
  3. 3. Teaching faculty in Urban Planning. to assume the position of Director of Program         

 

The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate in Architecture or in the associated areas (Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture), with requisite experience and credentials suitable for full-time appointment in NUS.
To apply, please email (nus.aki.recruitment@nus.edu.sg) pdf copies of

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including research, teaching and administrative experience);
  2. Publication list;
  3. a Statement of Teaching (maximum two pages);
  4. a Statement of Research (maximum three pages) – citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution and explaining their significance;
  5. a list of six referees with contact details (who will be contacted only with your concurrence); and
  6. NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants;

 

Two Research Assistant Positions

Job Purpose:
These two positions are open for motivated research assistants with proficiency in computer programming and knowledge of GIS/CityGML and/or BIM/IFC. The main objective of the research project is the automatic mapping of IFC-BIM models into semantically enriched 3D CityGML building models (exterior and interior).

Your role(s) in the project will be to support the post-doctoral fellows. One post-doctoral fellow will research and design a formal framework and methodology for the automatic conversion from IFC-BIM to CityGML. The other post-doctoral fellow will develop and implement, test and demonstrate algorithms for the automated mapping and conversion of IFC models into CityGML building models. One research assistant will be completely dedicated to software programming and testing, while the other research assistant will initially assist research and design activities of the formal framework and subsequently assist development and testing.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·      Work closely with post-doctoral fellow(s)
·      Support research activities, e.g., literature review, methodology elaboration, ontology development, semantic mapping, framework development
·      Support development, implementation, testing and demonstration of computer algorithms for automatic mapping of IFC-BIM models into semantically enriched 3D CityGML building models
·      Support documentation and reporting

Qualification & Requirements:
·      Proficiency with computer programming
·      Proficiency with GIS and/or BIM tools
·      Knowledge of CityGML and/or IFC
·      Ability to work both independently and in group
·      Well-organized documentation skills with excellent command of English
·      Excellent communication skills
·      Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Design, Engineering or Computing based discipline

Duration of Appointment: 
Minimum 18 months, up to 24 months, depending on the starting date of the contract

Estimated no. of work hours per week:
42 h / week  (Full-time appointment)

Payment:
NUS standard hourly rate (which depends on candidates’ qualifications)

Application deadline:
Till the position is filled

Interested applicants should send their CV to Assoc. Prof. Rudi Stouffs, Principal Investigator (stouffs@nus.edu.sg)

 

CityGML Postdoc Position

Job Purpose:
This position is open for a motivated post-doctoral fellow with extensive knowledge of GIS and CityGML and proficiency in GIS tools and computer programming. The main objective of the research project is the automatic mapping of IFC-BIM models into semantically enriched 3D CityGML building models (exterior and interior).

Your role in the project will be the research and design of a formal framework and methodology for the automatic conversion from IFC-BIM to CityGML, including the development of ontologies and their semantic mapping. In addition, you will contribute to the identification and elaboration of (standard) specifications. You will be supported by a research assistant and will collaborate with another post-doctoral fellow and a research fellow. The latter two will focus on algorithmic and software development, testing and demonstration, and application and services.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·      Work closely with Principal Investigators and other fellows; communicate with external collaborators
·      Lead research assistant in supporting your research activities
·      Contribute to scientific writing of reports and publications
·      Review IFC to CityGML literature
·      Conceive and elaborate a methodology for the automatic conversion of exterior building models from IFC to CityGML
·      Develop a formal ontology for IFC and for CityGML, and a semantic mapping between both ontologies
·      Establish a formal framework for complete and near-lossless semantic and geometric conversion from IFC to CityGML
·      Update the methodology for the automatic conversion from IFC to CityGML to interior building models
·      Identify and elaborate (standard) specifications, in order to increase the degree of automation and completeness of the mapping process, and in consultation with key players such as BCA and organisations driving international standards (Open Geospatial Consortium and BuildingSmart)

Qualification & Requirements:
·      Proficiency with GIS tools
·      Knowledge of CityGML
·      Programming experience
·      Journal papers published or accepted to reputable journals
·      Well-organized documentation skills with excellent command of English
·      Excellent communication skills
·      Qualified to doctoral level or equivalent in Design, Engineering or Computing based discipline, or expected to be within a few months

Duration of Appointment: 
Minimum 18 months, up to 24 months, depending on the starting date of the contract

Estimated no. of work hours per week:
42 h / week  (Full-time appointment)

Payment:
NUS standard hourly rate (which depends on candidates’ qualifications)

Application deadline:
Till the position is filled

Interested applicants should send their CV to Assoc. Prof. Rudi Stouffs, Principal Investigator (stouffs@nus.edu.sg)

 

IFC-BIM Postdoc Position

Job Purpose:
This position is open for a motivated post-doctoral fellow with extensive knowledge of BIM and IFC and proficiency in BIM tools and computer programming. The main objective of the research project is the automatic mapping of IFC models into semantically enriched 3D CityGML building models (exterior and interior).

Your role in the project will be the development and implementation of algorithms, and their testing and demonstration, for the automated mapping and conversion of IFC models into CityGML building models while ensuring a complete and near-lossless mapping.  The mapping will capture both geometric and semantic information as available in the IFC models, in order to create semantically enriched 3D city models and to extend these city models to include exterior as well as interior structures such as corridors, rooms, internal doors, and stairs. You will be supported by (a) research assistant(s) and will collaborate with another post-doctoral fellow and a research fellow. The latter two will focus on the research and design of a formal framework and methodology for automatic conversion, and on application and services.

Duties & Responsibilities:
·      Work closely with Principal Investigators and other fellows; communicate with external collaborators
·      Lead research assistant(s) in supporting your research activities
·      Contribute to scientific writing of reports and publications
·      Collect BIM/IFC models for demonstration and testing from collaborators (HDB, BIM software vendors, others)
·      Analyse IFC models and study existing solutions described in literature and/or available as open source
·      Develop and implement algorithms for IFC to CityGML conversions up to LoD3
·      Incrementally integrate results from the development of a formal framework and methodology for automatic conversion of IFC to CityGML
·      Extend algorithms and implementation for IFC to CityGML conversions to LoD4
·      Test implementation using the available collection of IFC-BIM models
·      Fine-tune the algorithms and implementation considering the results of the testing
·      Demonstrate the results to collaborators (and other parties)

Qualification & Requirements:
·      Proficiency with BIM tools
·      Knowledge of IFC
·      Programming experience
·      Journal papers published or accepted to reputable journals
·      Well-organized documentation skills with excellent command of English
·      Excellent communication skills
·      Qualified to doctoral level or equivalent in Design, Engineering or Computing based discipline, or expected to be within a few months

Duration of Appointment: 
Minimum 18 months, up to 24 months, depending on the starting date of the contract

Estimated no. of work hours per week:
42 h / week  (Full-time appointment)

Payment:
NUS standard hourly rate (which depends on candidates’ qualifications)

Application deadline:
Till the position is filled

Interested applicants should send their CV to Assoc. Prof. Rudi Stouffs, Principal Investigator (stouffs@nus.edu.sg)

 

 


The National University of Singapore is a research-active university that offers an attractive employment package. Appointees will find, within the Department, a stimulating and well-resourced environment to pursue innovative and multi-disciplinary designs backed up by research that addresses the needs and conditions in Asia.