Assistant professor in ICT, data and civil engineering specialised in experimental fluid & sediment dynamics

Assistant professor in ICT, data and civil engineering specialised in experimental fluid & sediment dynamics

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10 May 31 Aug Enschede

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Job description

We have a vacancy for an assistant professor working in the field of ICT, data in civil engineering who is specialised in experimental fluid & sediment dynamics. In particular, the successful candidate has a good overview of measuring equipment for laboratory experiments as well as available methods to process the data that comes available in large experimental programmes. We welcome both fluvial and marine processes specialists, and we expect this assistant professor to develop a network in both fields. This is of importance because rather than owning our own experimental facilities, our strategy is to collaborate with external parties to perform experiments in facilities most suited for the specific purpose of our studies, e.g. through the EU-program Hydralab. The successful candidate will collaborate in (mostly field) data-acquisition and processing and modelling specialists in the marine and fluvial domain as well as in transport, and possibly construction applications, covering the civil engineering domain.  Here in particular, we would like to make the link to innovative data acquisition possibilities. Next, the assistant professor is capable, and willing to, keep close contacts with consultants, knowledge institutes and water authorities (both national and international) on recent developments to be able to link knowledge development and practice. For a balanced composition of our team, we have a preference for a person having a civil engineering background.

Teaching: The new assistant professor will take his/her part in the teaching tasks of our group. This could include for instance BSc-courses on Fluid Dynamics, Data handling and parts of the MSc-courses in Marine Dynamics , River Dynamics or Data and ICT in civil engineering. Also, this assistant professor will supervise BSc- and MSc-final projects. The total teaching load will be about 50%. If the candidate is not yet formally qualified for teaching at universities, we offer a program to obtain this qualification within 2 years (University Teaching Qualification, UTQ).

Research: We look for an independent researcher who is able to identify the academic questions in practical applications related to ICT, data, fluid & sediment dynamics and, vice versa, to translate academic research results into engineering practice. He/she is expected to publish research results in high quality international refereed journals. In addition, he/she is expected to attract external funding (science foundation, EN, government and industry) for junior researchers (PDEng, PhD and PD positions), of whom he/she will become the daily supervisor.

Start: asap after October 1st 2017


University of Twente (UT)


  • PhD in Experimental Fluid & Sediment Dynamics, or closely related discipline.
  • Experience in experimental laboratory work
  • Experience in data processing
  • Overview of data-acquisition methods and data-analysis techniques
  • Strong publication record
  • Proven capability in attracting external research funding
  • Good teaching skills, willingness to take the UTQ
  • Good coaching skills (BSc, MSc and PhD students)
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills (Dutch and English)

Due to our goal to obtain a healthy gender balance, we particularly encourage women to apply.

For further information you can contact Prof.dr. Suzanne J.M.H. Hulscher, chair holder of Water Engineering & Management, Marine and Fluvial Systems, phone: +31 (0)53-4894256 or by email s.j.m.h.hulscher& (replace & by @).

Your application consists of a motivation letter, CV including full publication list and two references. You can upload your application through the button below (max. 3 documents).

Please send your application before August 31th, 2017.

Conditions of employment

The successful candidate will be initially employed for a period of 2 year, and employment will be extended and become tenured after a positive evaluation. The salary and conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary will range from € 3.068,- to € 4.691,- and will depend on the applicant’s experience and qualifications. In addition the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus), excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Natural sciences; Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3068—€4691 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 908065


University of Twente (UT)

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