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As researcher-lecturer in the Building with nature research group, you will connect the latest developments in the landscape field with human behaviour and experience in a unique manner. One of our research questions is: "How can the spatial design of land-water transitions anticipate on different scenarios for (accelerated) sea level rise?" Has this raised your curiosity, are you driven, and do you have a preference for society and engineering, commitment to the field and to students? Does doing practice-based research with impact in the research group Building with Nature appeal to you? Then apply for the vacancy of researcher-lecturer Building with nature Coastal modeler at HZ University of Applied Sciences in Middelburg.
Your work as a researcher-teacher
The research group conducts research in a wide range of projects for a variety of organizations (regional, national, European). The research group focuses on research into natural forms of coastal defence such as the installation of oyster reefs and salt marshes. Based on your expertise, you will participate in research aimed at mapping the consequences of technical interventions on the morphological and ecological functioning of the coastal system. You will do this by carrying out computer simulations and analysing data relating to, for example, the physical feasibility of innovative levee concepts that can grow with sea level rise.
For you as a researcher-teacher, carrying out practice-based research in a team is central. You will apply your knowledge and skills with enthusiasm in carrying out the sub-projects and in training students to become enterprising, innovative and driven professionals in a sustainable world. You will do this by:
It is in you
With your experience in the field of coastal morphology and ecology, you will be able to work directly on research projects and lecture, motivate and inspire students. In addition to focusing on challenging projects, you will also focus on the analysis and valorisation of research data. You have experience in conducting applied research and can therefore initiate and carry out interesting research projects. In addition, you have:
Fixed-term contract: 1 year with a possible extension, depending on performance and formative space.
Grow with us
We believe that future-proof education starts with our employees. That is why, in addition to a dynamic working environment, we also offer you
With 4,800 students, 600 employees and 25 higher education programs, HZ University of Applied Sciences (HZ) in Zeeland can be called a small, personal university. We offer bachelor's degree programs, (transitional) courses, a master's program, post-bachelor degree programs and associate degrees. In addition, our professorships and knowledge centres conduct practice-based research on the themes of vitality, nutrition, energy, water and bio based solutions. Working at HZ means working in a lively environment where every working day is different. Where the teachers know the names of their students. And it has a flat structure. Whether you work as a lecturer, janitor, marketing assistant, ICT officer, HR advisor or financial manager: together with your colleagues you form a team of professionals who prepare our students for the (international) labour market. And did you know that we have been in the top three of the best Universities of Applied Sciences rankings in the Netherlands for years?
HZ University of Applied Sciences
Het Groene Woud 1, 4331 NB, Middelburg
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