Assistant professor Hydraulic Engineering in Climate Robust Delta Systems

Assistant professor Hydraulic Engineering in Climate Robust Delta Systems

Published Deadline Location
18 Jul 30 Aug Delft

Job description

The global water and sediment cycles are subject to major changes through direct interventions (e.g. dams, river alignment, land reclamations) and indirect effects (e.g. climate change, different land use). This causes risks for nature and society. Strengthening our fundamental understanding of the water and sediment cycles at all temporal and spatial scales, as well as the role water plays in food production, the livability of low-lying deltas and the transport of materials, pollution and nutrients is therefore of great importance.

Our goal is to strengthen our academic team around these themes.

The Hydraulic Engineering department invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Climate Robust Delta Systems.

We welcome candidates eager to address challenges in delta response to climate change, as well as climate change adaptation measures for delta environments. In particular, we search for candidates willing to quantify delta response and climate change adaptation measures by developing knowledge and technology for predicting large scale (spatial as well as temporal) development of delta systems (10-100yrs). Addressing system functions in relation to physical processes and innovative, tangible engineering approaches will be key to address this challenge.

The Hydraulic Engineering department is especially looking to engage into practical and quantitave climate action by “learning by doing” and “building with nature” to put in practice climate adaptation strategies for low lying deltas.

The successful candidate will develop a research line on Climate Robust Delta Systems, complementing ongoing research at Delft University of Technology.

The key job responsibilities of the successful candidate for this Assistant Professorship include:

  • Research: Delivering high quality, internationally leading research related to Hydraulic Engineering for Climate Robust Delta Systems. (Co-)supervising PhD and MSc students aimed at successful completion of their theses. Effectively disseminating research outcomes via internationally leading journals and conferences is an intrinsic part of the job.
  • Education: Contributing to the organization and teaching of relevant courses in the BSc and MSc programs of Civil Engineering. This includes the opportunity to introduce new content and teaching methods matching the candidate’s expertise and interests in the renewed MSc programs (offered from September 2022). Preparing, supervising and assessing of BSc and MSc student projects.
  • Valorization: Initiating projects and obtaining funding for new research and/or education projects. We encourage proactive engagement with both private and government sectors, i.e. industry, business and community partners for societal impact.
  • Organization: Contributing to organizational / administrative activities and committees within the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

We are looking for anew colleague  who will strengthen our research group in the above mentioned area. The prefered candidate:

  • Holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in engineering or science in a relevant field, such as Civil Engineering, Applied Geology or Physical Georgraphy.
  • Has a track record that demonstrates the ability to independently perform and publish high quality research
  • Demonstrates a strong outline for developing a research line and building a research group, while at the same time establishing strong collaborations with colleagues within the department, faculty and university
  • Possesses a good understanding of the higher education and academic environment, including diversity and inclusion values
  • Has the capacity to communicate and cooperate effectively with peers, students and stakeholders

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: depending on startdate.

Our intention is to offer you a permanent position after a probation period  in which you will be evaluated based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

Department

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted  in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences.

The Department of Hydraulic Engineering generates and dissiminates academic knowledge in an internationally highly acknowledged Dutch tradition. The aim is to solve present-day social problems, such as the reduction of flood risks and the development of coastal zones.

Not only typical lowland-related problems, such as dike failure and evacuation in case of floodings are dealt with, but also global phenomena, like sea level rise and highly populated coastal areas. Furthermore, the department treats the behaviour of fluids, offshore technology, design of hydraulic structures and logistics of harbours and waterways.

To support finding innovative solutions, own advanced experimental facilities and computational models are being used.In an ever-changing environment our curiosity is triggered to study the underlying processes, in order to find sustainable solutions and to educate future generations.

Hydraulic Engineering (tudelft.nl)

Additional information

For information about the application procedure, please contact Sierd de Vries (sierd.devries@tudelft.nl).

Please note that the Water departments at TU Delft (Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering) are expanding their research in the area of global water and sediment cycles and will have multiple academic positions opening in the coming months.

Even though you may not have a 100% match to one of the mentioned positions we invite you to send in your application anyway and let us know in which area you are able to contribute to the bigger picture.

 

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02552

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Application procedure

For information about the procedure you can contact recruitmet-citg@tudelft.nl.

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 30 August 2022 via the application button and upload your

  • letter of motivation
  • 'personal research & teaching statement' (max 3 pages),
  • detailed CV,
  • contact information of two persons who can provide references, a
  • publication list,
  • abstracts of your MSc and PhD thesis
  • and two selected publication

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

For information about the procedure you can contact recruitmet-citg@tudelft.nl.

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 30 August 2022 via the application button and upload your

  • letter of motivation
  • 'personal research & teaching statement' (max 3 pages),
  • detailed CV,
  • contact information of two persons who can provide references, a
  • publication list,
  • abstracts of your MSc and PhD thesis
  • and two selected publication

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 30 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).