Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you want to develop yourself in a vibrant public administration group, as one of the 16 tenure trackers in the 4TU Resilience Engineering programme DeSIRE? This might be your opportunity!
In an increasingly complex and vulnerable world, governments face the need to design social-technical-environmental systems that are adaptive to changing trends and enable adequate reactions to shocks. Increasingly, making and keeping systems resilient requires absorptive, adaptive and transforming capacities, and taking into account long term climatic, demographic or technological challenges.
The resilience of social-technical-environmental systems is also a question of governance. Governance is the art of making the system perform for the common good, while respecting democratic principles and people's free citizenship. Because social-technical-environmental systems are characterized by complexity and nonlinearity, traditional modes of governance, such as planning and control, are deemed ill-equipped to result in better and more resilient outcomes. However, to date, the complexity of governance processes has hardly been captured by the field of resilience research. This project aims to open-up the black box of governance processes for increasing and maintaining the resilience of social-technical-environmental systems.
At the Public Administration and Policy Group we are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic social scientist: a team player, devoted to research and education in public administration, governance and policy making. As an Assistant Professor you will participate in our research program 'changing governance, governing change', that develops theories to understand and explain how actors, embedded in institutions, govern wicked sustainability problems across scales. Within this context you will develop your own research line that fits within the domains of Wageningen University, and within the DeSIRE programme. You will lecture courses on policy and governance to students both in social and natural sciences at Wageningen University and co-supervise PhD researchers. In addition, you are expected to contribute actively to the acquisition of research grants and research projects.Opportunities
DeSIRE (Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering) is an extensive capacity building program, set-up by the 4TU-Centre Resilience Engineering [www.4tu.nl/resilience
], connecting the four universities of technology in The Netherlands: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University and Research. You will be embedded in a thriving program that has been established to advance the emerging field of Resilience Engineering. You will be working in a team of top scientists and you will have the opportunity to carry out excellent research, set up and contribute to educational programs and work on concrete solutions within our broad network of partners in policy and practice. We foster interdisciplinary collaboration between the 16 tenure trackers, associated scientific staff and public and private partners. All 16 Tenure trackers will be actively involved in the scientific, educational and valorization activities of the DeSIRE program and the 4TU-Centre Resilience Engineering. It offers prospective candidates excellent opportunities to extend their networks with academic and societal partners.