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The Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management group at Wageningen University & Research is looking for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computational Fluid Dynamics. The group aims to contribute to understanding hydrological processes for improved water management through developing measurement, modelling and prediction techniques, working at a range of spatial and temporal scales, with a focus on river basins and deltas. The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally leading research team on the subject of Computational Fluid Dynamics, to advance numerical models capable of simulating the pickup and transport of mixtures of sand, silt and clay. Such models are needed to predict levels of turbidity, siltation and erosion under salt and sediment stratified conditions in rivers and estuaries, and to design sustainable river and delta landscapes that are robust against sealevel rise and extreme river discharges. The assistant professor will develop and test new parameterizations to adequately represent the key processes governing sediment transport in the sand to mud transition zone. The selected candidate will contribute to the chair group's teaching programme in hydrology and quantitative water management at all academic levels (BSc, MSc, PhD), including its further development, and should be able to demonstrate potential to attract research funding at the national and international level. In addition, the new staff member will have to contribute to the day-to-day operations of the chair group.
Wageningen University & Research
The successful candidate
- Holds a PhD in the field of civil engineering, applied physics or applied mathematics, preferably with knowledge of environmental fluid mechanics, geomorphology and/or hydraulics;
- Has strong didactic skills and the ability to become an inspiring lecturer in various settings (class room teaching, tutorials, field deployment of instrumentation, experiments in the Kraijenhoff van de Leur Laboratory for Water and Sediment Dynamics);
- Has a strong track record in Computational Fluid Dynamics, evidenced by a list of high-quality peer-reviewed publications;
- Has a long-term vision on the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics and its application to quantitative water management, regarding both research and teaching, and is able to innovate accordingly;
- Has a clear view on the scientific importance of hydrology and quantitative water management and their role for society.
Conditions of employment
We offer you as talented scientist a challenging career trajectory called Tenure Track. From the position of Assistant Professor you can grow into an Associate Professor or a Professor holding a Personal Chair. Of course training and coaching are provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated. You will also be given the chance to build up your own research line.
As we will only be selecting outstanding candidates to take part in Tenure Track, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within Wageningen University & Research or elsewhere.
This is initially a seven year position of 38 hours per week. Salary before tax from € 3.475 to € 4.757, based on full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience.
In addition, we offer:
- 8% holiday allowance;
- a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
- excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
- flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
- excellent pension plan through ABP;
- 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
- a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
- a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan.
Given our current gender balance, we strongly encourage female candidates to apply.
Wageningen University & Research
The Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management group is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University. The department's fundamental research and education concern our living environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management, and various competing claims on space. Wageningen University is part of Wageningen University & Research.
Wageningen University and Research
The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.