Full Professor (Multidisciplinary Water Management (MWM))

University of Twente

Enschede, , NL

The University of Twente seeks to appoint a full professor (1,0 fte) in the area of Multidisciplinary Water Management (MWM). The MWM chair aims to assess the pivotal role of water and water management in linking societal aspirations, resource opportunities and environmental limitations for the upcoming era of change. As research group, we see the quest for resilience, and developments towards a biobased and circular economy as challenges for civil engineering research in the water management domain.

We achieved an internationally leading position in research on sustainability of water use at a global scale, adding the consumption perspective to water management. We study the design and assessment of water management policies, supported by a suite of multidisciplinary models. Our expertise lies in analyzing the efficiency, environmental sustainability, equity and resilience of innovative solutions for current and upcoming large societal challenges. In education we contribute to the curricula of Civil Engineering (BSc) and Civil Engineering and Management (MSc).

Job description

Research: you will initiate and perform innovative research and lead the MWM chair. You will form partnerships with external parties and attract national and international funding. You will coach young high-profiled academic staff and supervise junior researchers.

Education: your teaching revolves around general topics in water management at BSc level and specialized topics at MSc level. You will spend approximately 20-30% of your time on education, including supervision of students and organizational tasks.

Organization: you will take up a shared responsibility for the organization of the Department of Civil Engineering to which MWM belongs, along with Marine and Fluvial Systems (MFS), Transport Engineering and Management (TEM) and Construction Management and Engineering (CME), and you will strengthen cooperation within faculty and university.

Your profile

You have an internationally recognized track record of quantitative and conceptual research in the management of water systems and freshwater resources. Your excellence is shown by a relevant PhD, high-impact publications, keynote presentations and other academic activities.

You have an inspiring vision on future developments in your field. You are more a generalist than a specialist in a specific discipline and can contribute to the ‘high tech – human touch’ link by merging science with policy design and assessment from a holistic perspective.

You are experienced in academic teaching and hold a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) for Dutch Universities or a similar qualification or are willing to obtain this.

You are experienced in project leadership, and in supervising PhD students and mentoring academic staff while valuing their autonomy. You have well-developed communication skills, a collegial attitude and can work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

You have a large international network, covering both academic and professional contacts in water management and related disciplines, and have convincing accomplishments in the acquisition of external national and international research funding.

For questions you are welcome to contact Prof. Dr. Ir. T.H. van der Meer, email: [email protected]

Please upload your application, via the ‘Apply now’ button.

Your application should consist of:

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivations to apply for this position;
  • Personal research and teaching statements (maximum 2 page A4);
  • A full Curriculum Vitae including your publications, awards, and working experience. The CV should reflect the scope of your work and your academic performance;
  • Contact details of three persons who can provide references.

The application deadline is June 19th, 2020. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

Our offer

We offer a challenging tenured position in an inspiring international work environment. Your appointment will be for 1,0 fte (1fte=38 hours/week) with competitive salary. The University offers attractive additional employment conditions regarding holidays and pension scheme as well as professional and personal development programs.





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