Assistant Professor Resource Recovery from Industrial and Municipal Residual Water Streams

Assistant Professor Resource Recovery from Industrial and Municipal Residual Water Streams

Published Deadline Location
18 Oct 16 Dec Delft

Job description

The Department of Water Management is actively looking for a new colleague who will share our vision, ambition and enthusiasm for research and education. We are inspired and motivated by the societal challenges posed by climate change, need for safe and healthy water, resource security and a sustainable society. The research at our department can be characterized as “application-inspired fundamental research".

We are looking for an Assistant Professor in the field of resource recovery from industrial and municipal residual water streams, who will address this topic in research and education. At present, recovery technologies for all kind of resources in the water cycle are being developed and implemented at full scale. Along these great initiatives, the question arises whether these processes are truly circular and climate positive, or if they are overrated, or even jeopardize other sustainability or climate goals. If you are intrigued by this question and if you would like to answer this in a quantitative manner, we are looking for you. Within this field of research, the successful candidate is given the opportunity to develop an own research line, complementing ongoing research on sustainability in the water sector at the Delft University of Technology.

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

  • Research: Delivering high quality, internationally leading research related to resource recovery from residual industrial and municipal waters and slurries, with a high affinity for life cycle analysis and impact assessments.
  • Education: Contributing to the organization and teaching within BSc and MSc programs of Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences. This includes the opportunity to introduce new content and teaching methods within the modules of the MSc programmes. Preparing, supervising and assessing of BSc and MSc student projects.
  • Valorisation: 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 Water management and the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.     

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

You are a successful candidate if you have a drive to innovate through research-based solutions as well as the capacity to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders. You should possess a PhD degree in environmental/water engineering or related area and expertise in impact assessments and life cycle analysis, as well as resource recovery technologies.

The successful candidate has an inspiring personality with the capacity to create lasting and effective connections between researchers in other groups inside and outside TU Delft, and act as a driver for the development of true circular and climate positive resource recovery methods from residual streams. An ambition for acquiring external funding is required.

Teaching of MSc students and PhD candidates will form part of your duties. The ability and willingness to acquire a university teaching qualification is therefore necessary. The succesful candidate should feel comfortable in contacts with institutional/ governmental stakeholders and be able to represent TU Delft – jointly with colleagues - in the national and international research community.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months.

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 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 program. TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. 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.
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.

 

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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

Faculty Civil Engineering & 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.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof.dr.ir. Jules van Lier (e-mail: j.b.vanlier@tudelft) or Prof.dr.ir. Merle de Kreuk (e-mail: M.K.dekreuk@tudelft.nl).

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02930

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 16 December 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • 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

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 16 December 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • 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 16 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).