Assistant Professors Geoscience & Engineering

Assistant Professors Geoscience & Engineering

Published Deadline Location
26 Jul 30 Oct Delft
We are looking for several Assistant Professors on an interesting range of geo related topics.

Job description

The department Geoscience & Engineering (GSE) is expanding in to new directions and as a result we are looking for new colleagues that share our vision, ambition, and enthusiasm to join our team.

We are inspired by the societal challenges posed by climate change, energy transition, resource security and a sustainable society in an urbanized delta. Research addressing these societal issues requires an interdisciplinary approach. The research at our department can be characterized as “application-inspired, fundamental research.”

The mission of our department GSE is that we contribute to: Responsible Use of the Geosphere considering the Impact on the Earth System and Society.

We are looking for colleagues that can develop internationally leading research on topics in the following themes:

  • Geo resource extraction with a minimal negative impact on society and the environment
    • Geo-resources are indispensable for the energy transition. The extraction rate of these geo-resources (minerals and geothermal energy) has to increase significantly in the coming decades. This will lead to increased emissions into the atmosphere, soil, ground and surface water. A circular system prevents the creation of waste streams. For a large part of the minerals in the energy transition we require knowledge for understanding how to prevent waste and environmental impact by recovery from the various waste flows.
      We need to develop knowledge so that the probability of success increases for finding new ore deposits and geothermal reservoirs by integrating models into advanced simulators in a probabilistic context and with AI.
    • Induced earthquakes are the result of human intervention in the subsurface. We need to increase our understanding of the chain between intervention and the processes that lead to impact in society.  
  • Water and sediment in complex man-made and engineered water systems
    • Climate change leads to an acceleration of the hydrological cycle which locally results in more severe hydro-meteorological extremes (floods, droughts). These lead to changes in the transport and accumulation of sediments and dissolved, reactive substances in soil, ground and surface water. Knowledge of these processes, particularly at the landscape scale, is urgent to provide governments with a better understanding of the effect of intended measures. Essential tools that need to be further developed are satellite data, dynamic modeling and data-assimilation;

Within these themes we have defined the following topics that we would like to work on in our department:

  • Geological interpretation of seismic data
  • Near-surface geophysical characterization and monitoring
  • Dynamic simulation of sediment deposition in deltas
  • Metal-speciation in mineralogy / geochemistry
  • Bio-geochemical leaching of rocks
  • (Bio geochemical) reactive transport in porous media
  • Bio-geochemistry for Resources and Waste Engineering

Besides research, key job responsibilities of this job include;

Education: contributing to the development and teaching of graduate courses in our new MSc programs Environmental Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences)

Organization: Contributing to organizational / administrative activities and committees with the Department and Faculty.

Projects: Initiating and contributing to new research projects. We encourage proactive engagement with both government and private partners for increased societal impact.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

If you have:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant engineering or science field such as: geology, (bio-)geochemistry, geophysics, petrophysics, geohydrology, earth science, physical geography, environmental science, mining engineering, environmental engineering or a related discipline;
  • Proven affinity with academic teaching in a variety of settings such as field and laboratory work and computational modeling;
  • Good understanding of the higher education environment, including diversity and inclusion values;
  • The ability to deliver high quality research and evidence to prove this;
  • The capacity to communicate effectively with peers, students and stakeholders.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: depending on start date.

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.

To discover more about Research, Education, our Lab facilities and your possible future colleagues at the Department of Geoscience and Engineering, check out our website: www.tudelft.nl/en/ceg/about-faculty/departments/geoscience-engineering

Additional information

For information about these vacancies, you can contact prof. Timo Heimovaara T.J.Heimovaara@tudelft.nl, +31 6 3882 9119

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—38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02635

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Application procedure

For these positions we will review applications on a monthly basis. We plan to provide the feedback mid September, October and November 2022. 

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

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply as soon as possible via the application button and upload your:

  • letter of motivation with a clear explanation of the fit within the department (max  2 pages),
  • 'personal research & teaching statement' (max 3 pages),
  • detailed CV,
  • contact information of two persons who can provide references, 
  • 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 these positions we will review applications on a monthly basis. We plan to provide the feedback mid September, October and November 2022. 

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

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply as soon as possible via the application button and upload your:

  • letter of motivation with a clear explanation of the fit within the department (max  2 pages),
  • 'personal research & teaching statement' (max 3 pages),
  • detailed CV,
  • contact information of two persons who can provide references, 
  • 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 Oct 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).