Resilience Engineering - DeSIRE

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16 Tenure Track Positions at the 4TU-Centre Resilience Engineering

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you want to improve yourself and participate into the bigger picture? This might be your opportunity!

DeSIRE (Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering) is an extensive capacity building program, set-up by the 4TU-Centre Resilience Engineering [www.4tu.nl/resilience], connecting the four universities of technology in The Netherlands: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University and Research.

Our ambition: In an increasingly complex and vulnerable world, engineering faces the need to design social-technical-environmental (STE) systems that are adaptive to changing trends and enable agile reactions to shocks. To address this challenge, DeSIRE aims to conduct excellent research of societal value by connecting advances in resilience engineering (RE) with principles of adaptation and learning. We will set-up educational programs to support a new generation of engineers and practitioners to be trained to design, transform and build resilient STE-systems. We established partnerships with several public and private organizations, PP-networks and NGOs.

Positions: Within the program, 16 new tenure track positions have been created (see picture below) at 13 faculties across the 4TU universities, focusing on three RE challenges:

C1.     Resilience Thinking and Design (concepts, approaches of Resilience Engineering, resilience as a design perspective, dealing with cascading effects in STE-systems)

C2.     Measuring, Quantification and Modelling Resilience of STE-systems (advances in data analytics, simulation methods and emergence of new technologies) from an interdisciplinary perspective

C3.     Coordination and Governance of Resilient STE-systems to improve the ability of complex STE systems to maintain their functions in face of adversity.

Below you can find more information about the individual position, between brackets the Resilience Engineering Challenge. Hyperlinks direct to either the position currently available on AcademicTransfer or, when the recruitment has to open or has been closed, a pdf file with description. 

Recruitment finished

1. [C2] Spatial transformation of food systems

2. [C2] Monitoring resilience of infrastructure in cities & urban deltas

3. [C3] Governing Resilience of the RURBAN Metropolis

4. [C1] Ethics of Technology

5. [C1] Flood Resilience 

6. [C1] Cyber-physical energy system resiliency 

7. [C2] Modeling resilience 

8. [C3 ] Resilience by urban transformation

9. [C1] Resilient supply chains  

10. [C1] Resilient asset management and maintenance   

11. [C1] Resilient business Information systems 

12. [C1] Electromagnetic energy conversion for a more resilient society 

13.  [C2] Life Course Epidemiology: Modelling Resilience 

14. [C1] Designing resilient urban climates

15. [C2] Operational Measures for Assessment of Resilience+Sustainability of CAS

16. [C3] Governance of STE-systems for improving resilience 


Opportunities: you will be embedded in a thriving program that has been established to advance the emerging field of Resilience Engineering. You will be working in a team of top scientists and you will have the opportunity to carry out excellent research, set up and contribute to educational programs and work on concrete solutions within our broad network of partners in policy and practice. We foster interdisciplinary collaboration between the 16 tenure trackers, associated scientific staff and public and private partners. All 16 Tenure trackers will be actively involved in the scientific, educational and valorization activities of the DeSIRE program and the 4TU-Centre Resilience Engineering. It offers prospective candidates excellent opportunities to extend their networks with academic and societal partners.

Are you up for the challenge to improve the world with your research as well as teaching on this state of the art technology?

Our offer: This offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During your career, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognized academic. We offer a structured career and personal development program designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible.

  • Starting salary between € 3545 to € 5513 gross per month based on your experience;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal improvement programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers, other university staff and public and private partners is strongly urged.

We stand for life science and technology. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented employees.

We are equal opportunity employers and value diversity at our organisations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, nation origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

How to apply: By clicking on the open postion(s) in the overview of workpackages above, you will find more information about the specific positions and where/how to apply. Please send/upload a recent cv, letter of motivation and publication list to the address specified in the link. Of course, you can express your interest for more than one position. In that case, please apply for each position separately. Also, contact the persons mentioned in the links for questions about a specific position.

If you have any questions about the positions or programme as a whole, please contact programme leader, Prof. dr. Tatiana Filatova (t.filatova@utwente.nl), or managing director of the 4TU Centre Resilience Engineering, Dr. Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen (c.m.dohmen-janssen@utwente.nl) tel: +31-53-489 4280, or the 4TU Resilience Engineering secretariat (4tu-re-secretariat@utwente.nl).